6 Best Bars in Hull, UK 2023

As the UK’s official City of Culture for 2017, Hull has plenty more to offer than just the Sea Life Centre. It’s home to the club Oasis played at before they struck fame, it’s the hometown of literary greats like Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin, as well as once being the stomping ground for icons like The Housemartins, The Beautiful South, and The Spiders from Mars’ Mick Ronson.

So, before judging Hull for the time it topped the UK’s Crap Towns list, give it a chance to show you all it has to offer. Despite its status as ‘2017 City of Culture’ boosting its national rep, this historic port city is still home to many gems that are just waiting to be unearthed. To help you find them, we’ve done you a favour and compiled a list of the best bars in Hull in 2023. Whether you’re craving cocktails, a good ol’ pint, or a sophisticated glass of vino, we’ve included Hull bars to suit every taste!

Go ahead and find your next tipple amongst our pick of the best bars in Hull city centre and be sure to check out our guide to the best York cocktail bars, too!

6 Best Hull Bars 2023

The Brain Jar

Situated just minutes from Trinity Square, this trendy bar in Hull city centre is the perfect spot to meet with friends or family for a weekend catch up. With an almost magic feel about it, this cocktail bar in Hull has a cosy, intimate and rustic interior, as well as an extensive and varied drinks menu. Whether you’re a newcomer or an experienced cocktail drinker, this Hull bar can accommodate all.

Peruse the cocktail menu and find all the old favourites along with some more modern twists. Opt for something safe with a Margarita, a Cosmo, or a Vodka Martini. Alternatively, try one of their own inventions, like Rainbow Juice, Lemon Cheesecake, Spiced Apple Mojito, Passion Fruit Caipirinha, Raspberry Collins, Amaretto & Cherry Sour and more. Whether you like fruity, sweet, sour or spiced, this cocktail bar in Hull has something for everyone. They’ve even got a seasonal menu, featuring house creations in keeping with the time of year. For autumn/winter think Tarot Cake, Tiramisu, or the Lucky Cat. With one of the largest and most diverse cocktail menus in the city, if it’s tasty mixes you’re after, be sure to head to this Hull bar on your next night out.

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Hygge

Located in the city’s vibrant Fruit Market, Hygge is one of the most inventive and best bars in Hull. Owned by friends Tommy Ralph and Matty Dorley, both from Hull, this Hull bar draws inspiration from the Danish word ‘Hygge’ – pronounced “hue-gah” – which means cosiness and contentment. With an emphasis on minimalism and modernity, this bar in Hull city centre offers the ideal environment to enjoy a calm drink with the ones you love.

Serving up high-quality cocktails, sure to give some of the longer standing Hull bars a run for their money, Hygge certainly knows how to do hospitality right. This cocktail bar in Hull offers environmentally friendly beers, spirits and wines, alongside both classic and ‘bespoke’ cocktails. All cocktails are named after a feeling of calm to be in keeping with the name; think ‘Presence’ (Bourbon, Toffee Apple Kombucha Tea, Benedictine and lemon), ‘Pleasure’ (Ketel One, Cold Brew Coffee, Passionfruit, Cacao and gold), and ‘Gratitude’ (Belsazar, Mint, Cacao, Cream and Nutmeg). They’ve also got an delightful selection of wine and beer if you’re not one for cocktails.

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Roots Rum Shack

As Hull’s first and only authentic Caribbean restaurant and bar, Roots Rum Shack is wildly popular amongst locals and visitors alike, who swear by their fabulous cocktails. Located on Newland Avenue, this Hull cocktail bar is an atmospheric and friendly spot to go for a drink. Kitted out with colourful decor, with painted murals on the walls and rustic wooden furniture, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into beach bar in the Caribbean.

This vibrant cocktail bar in Hull provides customers with some of the local area’s best concoctions, ranging from the much-loved classics to their more unique options. Play it safe with a Caribbean Porn Star Martini or a Strawberry Daquiri. Alternatively, opt for something a little different with a ‘One Love’, a ‘Reggae Rum Punch’, or a ‘Roots on the Beach’. If you’re feeling really brave, why not give the ‘Flamin Zombie’ – five rums shaken with pineapple juice, fresh lime and passionfruit, set ablaze with Wray & Nephew. Feeling peckish? This Hull bar and kitchen also serves up mouth-wateringly good Caribbean food.

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Tiffany’s Bar

This bar in Hull’s Old Town is the definition of luxury. One of the most impressive cocktail bars in Hull’s city centre, Tiffany’s offers a huge space and a lively atmosphere, perfect for Friday or Saturday night boogieing. Situated in the magnificent Grade-II Listed Echange Building in Lowgate, which dates back to 1866 when it was used as a merchants trading hall, this fancy Hull bar makes you feel like you’ve just stepped onto the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Having recently undergone an extensive £500,000 renovation, this bar in Hull city centre boasts Chesterfield booths, an elevated stage area and three VIP bars.

As for the drinks menu, this Hull bar serves up the tastiest cocktails, a selection of refreshing draught beers, and a wide range of spirits. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 7pm, Tiffany’s offers a 2 for £12 cocktail deal with plenty of choice. Opt for a classic favourite like Sex on the Beach, Tequila Sunrise, or a Woo Woo. Or, opt for something new with one of their bespoke concoctions, such as the S’mores Martini, Love Potion, Hibis-Kiss, or the Tea at Tiffany’s. Head down to this indulgent bar in Hull for a guaranteed good night.

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The Lexington Rooftop Bar

The Lexington is a contemporary rooftop cocktail bar in Hull, boasting an outdoor heated terrace and panoramic views of the city. Set on the former site of the infamous club Lexington Avenue, this Hull cocktail bar comes from the creators of DoubleTree by Hilton Hull. On Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, Lexington Live comes to town, with live acoustic acts to entertain customers on the rooftop.

Serving up some of the city’s finest cocktails, mocktails, wines, champagnes, premium spirits and a great selection of beers, this bar in Hull city centre has something to suit every taste. All the drinks made at The Lexington use the highest quality ingredients, inspired by the heritage of the city, served in stunning glassware and with exceptional service. All ingredients are also handpicked or homemade, using local produce for garnishes and infusions. Discover refined signature inventions, like the KingsTown, Lexington Colada, Sweet Delight and Platform 1, along with some of the most popular classics.

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Taphouse

As the region’s largest brewpub, Taphouse is one of the best bars in Hull for beer-fans. Situated within the vibrant Fruit Market on Humber Street, this Hull bar is an in-house brewery, which allows them to offer craft beers brewed on-site. Shared by Yorkshire Brewing Company and Bone Machine Brew Co., Taphouse has been hand-crafting beers for over 6 years.

Whether you’re new to the crafting world or are a keen craft aler, this Hull bar and brewery caters for all. Offering almost 40 draught craft beers, lagers, and ciders, plus bottled and canned beers, wines and spirits, this is a brewery for everyone. So, head down to this trendy brewery/bar in Hull if you’re looking for a refreshing pint with friends.

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That rounds up our pick of the best bars in Hull in 2023. Choose your Hull bar wisely and be sure to check out our guide to the best bars in Brighton, too!

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