If a trip to one of England’s most beautiful cities is on your agenda, you’re in the right place – I’ve put together a list of the 15 best bars in Bath. I recently spent two months pet-sitting in the city and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there’s a ton of culture and history to be found on almost every corner.
Bath is also home to two universities – Bath Spa University and the University of Bath, meaning that a great bar scene is mixed in with the city’s many cultural activities. Bath is an awesome place for a night out or even a spot of day drinking.
A lot of the most popular bars in Bath can be found within the city center. It’s a very walkable destination and a great location for a city break. There’s a nice range of bar options to choose from, so whether you like a quiet craft beer bar or are just looking for 2-for-1 cocktails, you’ll find all you’re after in Bath.
Best Bars in Bath
After spending two months in Bath, England, I got to know the bar scene well. My husband, Rob, and I enjoy heading out for a drink or two and are always on the lookout for cool new bars to visit. We especially love finding a good happy hour deal and Bath does not disappoint on either count.
So, factoring in several different elements – price, ambiance and atmosphere, happy hour offerings, quality of beer garden, uniqueness, and food menu to name just a few – here’s my list of 15 of the best places to drink in Bath:
1. Bath Brew House (Best Bar in Bath Overall)
My favorite bar in Bath is the excellent Bath Brew House. Not only does it have an incredible beer garden with a retractable roof for use in all weather, but it proudly makes its own range of beers onsite. The colorful and inviting beer garden compliments the traditional pub decor inside to create a really cool place and one of the most fun bars in Bath.
The beer that the Brew House makes includes traditional cask ales as well as craft beers and lagers. It picked up a gold certification at the Independent Beer Awards in 2022. You can book brewery tours and experience days if you want to delve deeper into the beer-making process for yourself.
The bar is very warm and welcoming, and the atmosphere has always been lively during my visits. If you like IPAs be sure to sample Warrior, one of the house beers, it’s especially good.
Bath Brew House Information
Address: 14 James St W, Bath BA1…