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Where to head for Christmas drinks in Harrogate

Tis the season to be jolly…and if you’re anything like us you’ll be enjoying a festive tipple or two this December. Whether it’s catching up with mates, family get-togethers or the dreaded works do, the chances are you will be hitting the town a fair bit this month. And while it is a good opportunity to enjoy some time at your trusted local, it’s also a great time to experiment and try somewhere different. So with that in mind, here’s a few recommendations from us….

The Foundry Project

A modern, all-day venue suitable for casual daytime drinks or a late night party. The Foundry Project offer breakfast, brunch, pizzas and burgers as well as top notch cocktails. Live DJ’s play funky tunes till 2am at the weekend.

Hales Bar

Harrogate’s oldest pub and as good a place as ever to catch up for a cozy pint. Ideal if you’re looking for somewhere with good ale and a traditional feel. There’s also a function room for hire. 

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Major Tom’s Social

Major Tom’s have a superb selection of craft beers and a really tasty pizza selection. The venue is relaxed and big enough for decent sized groups. We love the quirky artwork and posters. They also have a fantastic selection of board games if the conversation runs dry!

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Manahatta

New to Harrogate, Manhattan brings the big apple to North Yorkshire with glamorous interiors, New-York-inspired menu and an extensive drinks list. Ideal for big groups looking for somewhere lively and modern.

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The Blues Bar

Does what it says on the tin really, if you are into live music this is the place to come. A regular lineup of quality acts and a consistently good vibe make this one of Harrogate’s best-loved venues.

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The Disappearing Chin

Another relative newcomer, The Disappearing Chin are all about quality beers and spirits. This friendly, welcoming bar is perfect for smaller groups and those with a refined taste. Cosy, independent and unique.

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The Little Ale House

Small but perfectly formed, the Little Ale House is an intimate micro pub with great beer and a lively atmosphere. There are no TV’s and there’s no music…. so you will have to talk to each other. A must visit. 

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North Bar

North Brewing Co are without question one of the finest breweries in the North. So naturally their Harrogate bar is stacked full of ace beers. It’s also a fantastic venue for Christmas drinks, spread over three levels and with a private function room available. Good coffee and nibbles are also available to keep you going.

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Christies Bar

One of Harrogate’s best-established venues, Christies is a lively cellar bar in a superb location. Ideal for larger parties and with a good selection of drinks this is a crowd pleaser.

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Cold Bath Brewing

A super-cool brewery tap house offering top notch beer and tasty asian food. The interior combines the industrial feel of a working brewery with clever, stylish bar design. The newly opened Clubhouse, a wonderfully flexible event space next door, is available for hire for functions and events too!

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To find out more about bars, restaurants and cafes in Harrogate and across Yorkshire check out our home page … www.eatdrinkguides.co.uk