4 of the best bars to crawl in Bath

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Bath can deliver a memorable night out, so here is a sophisticated four-bar crawl you can easily do on foot.

Sub 13
Wine glasses

Edgar Buildings, 4, George Street, Bath BA1 2EE

Sub 13 has a rare blend of big city metropolitan style but in friendly, intimate surroundings. It attracts a varied clientele, like after-work drinkers to urban socialites, who flock to the low-lit space with its sweeping leather booths and sophisticated drinks which are served until late six days a week. Visit website

The Hideout
Cocktail at The Hideout

1 Lilliput Court, Bath BA1 1ND

After years of being buried, being thought lost forever, The Hideout has emerged once more. For whisky connoisseurs and casual drinkers both, you will find a world of tastes and flavours. The superbly knowledgeable barkeeps’ can advise you while you relax in an original and exclusive environment. Visit, bask in the history and share a drink with the reprobates of the past and present. Multi-award-winning bar catering for every need. Visit website

Dark Horse Bar
Dark Horse Bar

7A Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB

Relaxed and atmospheric, the Dark Horse Bar has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Bath’s finest cocktail bars, so it’s worth booking a table in advance if your heart’s set on going there. With a well-considered play list and lovely décor, the vibe is low-key and the staff are friendly yet professional. They also have an excellent knowledge of cocktails, pay great attention to detail, and champion local, raw ingredients whenever possible to create their extensive menu of cocktails, including some interesting and unusual mixes. Visit website

Opium Bar

The Vaults, Spring Gardens Road, Bathwick, Bath BA2 6PJ

Enter the incense-filled Opium Bar and you’ll find an off-beat, stylish interior incorporating period pieces – Victoriana and Bohemian Louis IV right through to the Renaissance – alongside various contemporary items, creating a chic, modern bar with a twist. You can enjoy some classic cocktails as well as modern ‘house’ varieties, Martinis, fine wines, and world beers, then if you get peckish you can order some olives or nuts to enjoy with your drinks. Visit website

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Image credits: ©Dark Horse Bar; Ferla Paolo Photography/The Hideout; Melissa Walker Horn/Scott Warman/Unsplash

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