Bath will leave visitors spoilt for choice when it comes to bars, clubs, and good old-fashioned pubs. If you find yourself wanting to take a nightcap or explore the nightlife scene, try heading to one of our top picks.
Feel Refined at The Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge
Set in Bath’s iconic, and absolutely stunning, Royal Crescent, The Montagu is a high-end affair that lets you sip fine champagnes and wines from an award-winning cellar. For first-class cocktails, sample the Riviera Fizz or Lemon Drop Martini. Dress in your best and indulge in the finest.
Enjoy Local Flavour at The Bell Inn
If you’re after something a little more casual and lively than The Montagu, you’ll be well-served by the team at The Bell Inn. This 18th-century pub has developed a reputation as something of a bohemian haunt. It offers live folk, jazz, and blues on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays, plus a range of delicious local beers and ales.
Indulge in the Creative at The Opium Bar
The Opium Bar is one of Bath’s most quirky bars, and you’ll find that right from the get go. It’s tucked away in the vaults that lie under Grove Street, and the interior reflects a myriad of styles inspired by anything from the Victorian Era to the grandeur favoured by Louis IV. Fostering a turn-of-the-century Parisian feel, The Opium Bar provides classic cocktails, kooky house varieties, a hand-picked wine list, and a wide selection of world beers.
Enjoy Next-Level Clubbing at Po Na Na
Bath might be more famous for its cultural and historical sites than as a party town, but it’s still home to a number of fantastic clubs. Chief among them is Po Na Na, which has become a pillar of the city’s nightlife scene. Themes run Monday through Saturday, allowing clubbers to enjoy anything from dubstep to indie.
Get Cultural at Komedia
Fancy taking in some culture instead of dancing the night away? Try Komedia. An eclectic mix of musical talents are on offer to serenade you with anything from folk to Motown. If you do feel like moving along to the music, there’s a cavernous dance space available, but you’ll never feel forced to join in.
One to Keep an Eye Out For
There has been a lot of buzz around a new townhouse hotel opening in the centre of bath on Great Pulteney Street. The luxury boutique hotel, No. 15 Great Pulteney, will be opening in November and will have very sophisticated cocktail bar amongst all of its uniqueness and style. The expectation is high for this one, so it’s worth adding a date in the diary to visit the hotel when it opens.