Do you love Christmas and can’t get enough of the festivities? Check out these five festive-themed bars to enjoy a winter wonderland night out.
The festive season is wonderful for children but there’s plenty of adult entertainment to enjoy too. One of the best parts is the many Christmas-themed bars which pop up all over the country, with ordinary pubs and hotels transformed for the festive season.
We’ve swept up and down the UK to find the best of what’s on offer - here are five fantastically festive bars that any Christmas-lover should pay a visit!
The Faversham - Leeds
If its cosiness and the sense of being all snuggled up that you love about winter, The Faversham in Leeds is one place you should definitely check out. Set up to mimic chalets and log cabins, there’s a homely appeal which is almost unparalleled in other wintry bars.
However, there’s more to it than just cosy cabins; to get inside you’ll first need to take a romantic wander through a forest. Once you’ve cleared the trees, you’ll discover hunter cabins await where you can knock back the cocktails or warm your bones with a steaming hot chocolate or hot toddy.
Miracle on Seel Street - Liverpool
Not all Christmas-themed bars have to be big and glamorous as the lovely Miracle on Seel Street proves. A quaint location that’s opened up once again in 2019, it’s got room for just 50 people. If you’re one of the lucky ones to make it inside you’ll find a wonderland of tinsel, fairy lights and Christmas decorations. Snuggle up near the fireplace and enjoy being surrounded by baubles, Christmas stockings and other traditional festive paraphernalia.
This bar isn’t just for wild nights out either as on certain Sundays there are family film sessions where children can join you for a relaxing afternoon.
The Ice Bar - London
The capital is chock-full of winter-themed bars during the Christmas season but the Ice Bar is the best of them all. Located just off Regent Street, the Ice Bar is -5 degrees Celsius, very fitting for any elves visiting from the North Pole!
You won’t need to come out wearing your thermals as the Ice Bar provides warm clothing to wear while you’re inside. With a capacity of around 270, it’s the perfect place to indulge your seasonal side and to show off your favourite festive jumper!
Bar Hütte, Spinningfields - Manchester
If apres-ski screams Christmas to you, then pay a visit to Bar Hütte at Springfields in Manchester. Filled with ski chalets and seasons decorations, it’s like a tiny corner of Switzerland captured in the heart of the UK.
You can forget about the latest hot hits or club anthems as at Bar Hütte you’ll find wall-to-wall Christmas tunes, such as Mariah Carey, Slade and even Shakin’ Stevens. Each chalet has its own private karaoke machine so you can pick your favourite festive songs and belt them out to your heart’s content!
Each ski hut needs to be reserved and can hold 6-10 people, with VIP chalets large enough for parties of 20. Even without a reservation, Bar Hütte still has plenty to offer with its main bar and festive fun.
The Abbey Hotel - Bath
It’s not just up north that’s embracing the aper-ski vibe as The Abbey Hotel in Bath has opted for the same fun theme. With traditional ski cuisine such as bratwurst and goulash on offer, you can fill your tummy while sipping on drinks such as mulled wine, local beers and hot chocolate.
With an apre-ski bar housed in an authentic ski chalet, fleece-lined blankets on chairs and twinkling fairy lights, it’s a magical experience for anyone who loves Yuletide.
Much More to Experience!
There’s even more to experience with other festive-themed bars popping up all over the UK. Why not take a look around for yourself and see what others you can discover!