Cool and quirky Lancaster bars

Meeting friends for a drink? Lancaster has a great reputation for warmth and hospitality and is home to many stylish bars and friendly pubs which serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Choose your spot for a tipple…





Fancy a tipple? Head to Lancaster’s boutique cocktail bar in the heart of the city centre. Passionate about quality spirits, wines and beers. Classic and innovative cocktails plus non-alcoholic coolers, low alcohol beer and soft drinks.


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The Crypt

Classic service combined with innovative cocktails, wrapped with experimental small plate dining. Fun and quirky cocktails and old favourites! Plus a great range of mocktails and Everleaf non-alcoholic gins.

Mint Cafe Bar

Lancaster’s longest running cocktail bar, serving coffee through the day and cocktails at night!

Classic cocktails, plus wines, gins, beers and soft drinks.

Runner Duck

Good, affordable wine and lots of other drinks, moreish deli boards and good music. Our list of 40 wines all bring something different to the table, complemented perfectly by our cheese and charcuterie boards.



A European style café-bar in Lancaster City Centre serving exquisite coffee, food, award-winning beer, exclusive wines and fabulous cocktails plus a range of food for all palates and appetites.

Dram and Barrel

The one and only specialist Whisky Bar in Lancaster and the surrounding areas. With over 70 quality whiskies to sample as well as taster options, there’s a great atmosphere and lots of choice! So come on down to say hello and treat yourself to a wee dram. There is also a standard bar menu with beer, cocktails, a selection of cold soft drinks and fruit juices, and everything else you need for a good night.


A grand Victorian Gin Palace with a wide range of gin and gin-based cocktails.  All are perfectly served and garnished to enhance the flavours and botanicals of your choosing. If gin is not your thing, there is also a great range of draft products, fizzy drinks, soft drinks, and an ever changing selection of cask and real ale.


The Cornerhouse is situated in the heart of Lancaster, providing a destination venue to Dine, Drink, & Dance. And when it comes to drink, it’s not just about what’s on the taps… there are cocktails and mocktails, coffees, seltzers, alcohol-free beers, tonics, champagne and more!


Gallico Lounge

A home from home offering a wide range of delicious food and drinks all day. There is a gluten free and vegan menu plus lots of exciting drinks both alcoholic including cocktails and a great wine list, and non-alcoholic including alcohol-free gins and spirits, kombucha, Nix & Kix drinks, Ice Tea and Sherbet Lemonade. There are board games for big and small guests, toys for the really wee ones, and even refreshments for their canine guests.


Kanteena is a 500m2 repurposed warehouse, in the centre of Lancaster. Now a bustling food court, bar, social space and venue, the collaborative, DIY spirit of its rebirth is signified by its carefully curated acts, artists and events. Wines, spirits and cocktails, craft beers by the can, plus soft drinks, tonics, and warming hot drinks.



New kid on the block, Vino’s wine bar and restaurant offers fine dining with a range of tasty options, and over 100 different wines.

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Bier and Twist

Recently opened on Church Street, Lancaster, this bar-restaurant offers great cocktails, wines, beers and coffees plus an extensive food menu including tempting bottomless brunches!

All Hopes No Promises LA1

With ‘bevs and cocktails’, a gaming basement, music and ‘chilled vibes’, this new city centre location is the place to be!



The Borough

The Borough is the perfect vibrant establishment to enjoy excellent food and drink set in beautiful city centre surroundings. This inviting pub-restaurant is great for an informal lunch. The Borough offers a great range of tempting menus for all budgets and occasions, plus an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list and soft drinks including Fevertree Tonics and Fentiman’s, San Pellegrino and Cawston Press drinks.

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The White Cross

The White Cross is situated in a refurbished cotton mill warehouse which was part of the old Storey’s Cotton Mill that was built next to Lancaster’s main canal. With its canal side seating The White Cross is the perfect place to have your evening meal during your stay in Lancaster. You may be tempted to stay there for the evening as they offer up to 20 different rotating beers each week all come from breweries less than 40 miles away. For non-drinkers they have Atkinson’s coffee and a great range of soft drinks including Fever Tree tonics, sodas and ginger beers.

Merchants 1688

A historic cellar restaurant and bar set in a 300 year old former wine merchants offering a selection of wines from the new world, cask ales from Britain’s best local brewers and a great selection of craft beers.
The Merchants carries Atkinson’s coffee and a great range of soft drinks including Fever Tree tonics, sodas and ginger beers.

Accidental Brewery and Tap Rooms

The Accidental Brewery Tap Room is located in Lancaster, with a microbrewery in Morecambe. Serving their own beers alongside some hand-picked guest beers, they also serve local gin plus a range of wines. If you don’t want to drink on-site, they have fridges with a range of beers to purchase and take home.

Stonewell Tap

A mecca for craft beer and live music, boasting 16 craft beer taps, 4 real hand-pulled ale pumps and a huge selection of artisan gins and craft beer cans/bottles. Plus many soft drinks, fizzy drinks and fruit juices.

The Taphouse

Cask Ales, Premium Lagers, Gin Bar, Soft Drinks, and Live Entertainment in one of the most comfortable bars in the city!

Ye Olde John O’Gaunt

Rustic pub established in 1871 offering ales, beers and soft drinks, hearty pub fare & regular live music nights.