Series: Forty-Eight Hours Partying in… Bath
This vibrant, stunning and conveniently compact city is a great choice for a weekend getaway if you’re partying with your pals.
There are plenty of things to do and see in the daytime, and plenty of pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs for your nighttime entertainment.
Being based in Bath ourselves, we know the city better than anyone and have discovered all of its hidden secrets which we’re going to generously share with you below (you can thank us later!).
Sights – The Best Things to do in Bath
A short stroll from the top of town, the Royal Crescent is a great spot to saunter to for a bit of sightseeing and to snap some photos to splash over social media.
En route to the Crescent, you can pass through the equally impressive Circus and marvel at its majestic curves.
Smack bang in the centre of the city, Bath Abbey is all sorts of impressive and makes for a great backdrop for that big squad selfie.
Round the back of the Abbey, you will find the resplendent Pulteney Bridge where you can gaze across the picturesque weir.
Attracting a million-plus visitors annually, this is Bath heritage at its finest. Set in the centre of town, you can check out the thermal springs with Bath Abbey looming gloriously overhead.
Thermae Bath Spa
Time for a little indulgence! Head to the Thermae Spa for a pampering experience of a lifetime and take a dip in the open-air rooftop pool.
Bath is one of the country’s premier rugby cities, so head to the Recreation Ground and watch some highly-tuned athletes battle it out.
Eating Out in Bath
Bath has plenty of food stalls and sandwich shops dotted about the city if you’re looking to grab something on the go! Check out Chai Walla for some insanely delicious Indian Street Food.
Brilliant ales and an extensive list of incredible pies with a choice of different gravies.
The Garrick’s Head
Upmarket pub classics cooked to perfection. The fish and chips are truly sublime.
A Bath Ales pub with a great selection of drinks made by the local brewery, plus all your pub food favourites.
Weekend brunches, a la carte, a fantastic cocktail menu, all in spectacular surroundings.
The Circus Restaurant
A fantastic independent eatery serving fresh seasonal food, complement by a brilliant wine list.
The Mint Room
Fine Indian dining using the best ingredients with spice inspired cocktails to go with each dish.
As well as your chain bars and pubs, Bath boasts a great selection of independent bars and charming boozers you’re going to want to check out when you’re in this buzzing city.
Top Three Bars for a Cocktail
- The Dark Horse – A chic, low-lit, underground cocktail joint with inventive concoctions and a mellow vibe.
- Opium Bar – A vintage boutique-styled bar with quirky décor and fabulous drinks.
- Sub 13 – Boasting a late-night subterranean club, a gin bar, a cocktail bar and a terrace, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Top Three Pubs in Bath
- The Raven – A foodie favourite as we’ve mentioned, but it’s a great place to whittle away an afternoon or evening with a few pints or wines.
- The Bath Brew House – With a small brewery on-site you can try some hyper-local beers in amongst a fun and friendly atmosphere.
- The Pig & Fiddle – Attracting a vibrant crowd, The Pig & Fiddle is a great place to go if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere.
Regularly hosting comedy events during the week, they put on an incredibly popular club night on Saturdays belting out Motown, soul, and funk classics.
A nightclub with an exclusive VIP vibe, one of Bath’s leading clubs and always bustling at the weekend.
Cocktails and beers with some close-up magic: what’s not to love?