Places to eat and stay recommended by the York Barbican


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Places to go in York


Kuda is the latest nightclub phenomenon to hit York! Combining the best nightclub experience with a sophisticated bar, there is no better place to unwind with a delicious after work cocktail, or to prepare for an incredible night out with friends. An amphitheatre of atmosphere. With LED technology, an incredible sound system and the most amazing lighting to make for an incredible spectacle of a nightclub! Kuda is boutique, chic, contemporary and completely state of the art. Nightlife in York des...

Bierkeller York

Bierkeller (plural bierkellers) 1. An underground pub where German beer is consumed. “We want to BRING BAVARIA to the people!” (Armin Diederich. Sept, 2014.) The journey began in 1989 when two German brothers Armin and Nils Diederich moved to England to study at University. Whilst here they made a promise to each other that one day they would create and share a vision of something that had always been close to their hearts; to follow in the footsteps of their ‘Opa&rsqu...

Red Lion

One of York's oldest pubs set in the heart of York's Ancient City Centre. The Red Lion is a traditional, 'olde worlde' style pub which is built and structured around original wooden beams which can apparently be dated back to around the 13th Century - an ancient bread oven was discovered during a refurbishment which confirms the pubs very early existence. The Red Lion's main features include an enormous beer garden out the back to enjoy during the Summer months and 3 indoo...