There’s a wide selection of nightlife options in Barrow-in-Furness, and we’ve chosen our recommendations so you can enjoy quiet pints in picturesque pubs on Walney Island, stylish cocktails in Barrow town centre, or nights of dancing and drink deals in the liveliest clubs.
Nightlife in Barrow-in-Furness
Cross the bridge to Walney Island and visit The Crown for one of the best pubs in the area. It’s a historic pub with more than a century beneath its belt, but you wouldn’t guess it from the modern and stylish interior. It’s a Robinsons pub, so it enjoys a great selection of ales. Plus, there’s a tasty menu of hearty and flavoursome food that’s well-portioned and reasonably priced.
Staying on Walney Island, ale enthusiasts will want to visit The Queens Arms in the village of Biggar. It’s a CAMRA award-winning pub with an excellent selection of ales for you to sample. The village was a former Viking settlement, and the pub dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. It’s the oldest pub in Barrow and is replete with character features. It makes for a wonderful place to go for a drink, and the food is delicious too, especially the proper hand-cut chips and homemade pies.
The Bay Horse on Hawcoat Lane is another popular pub worth visiting while you’re in Barrow. It’s a good, no-frills pub with tasty homemade food, friendly staff and plenty of choices. If you’re looking for somewhere for a casual drink, then The Bay Horse is a good option. It’s often busy and a popular choice with the pensioners of Barrow. So if you were looking for atmosphere, we’d recommend trying some of our recommended bars instead.
One last pub worth mentioning is the Victoria Tavern on Oxford Street. It’s a Greene King pub, so you can expect a nice selection of ales, a clean bar, friendly staff and decent pub grub. You can visit to watch live sports on the TVs, and they regularly book bands and local artists to play in the pub on the weekend if you like live music.
Pubs in Barrow-in-Furness
Bars in Barrow-in-Furness
While Barrows pubs are great for casual pints, if you fancy a stylish evening of cocktails, then we’d recommend trying the Townhouse on Dalton Road. It’s a beautiful, modern bar and kitchen with a wonderful menu of cocktails. It’s also home to the subterranean The Cellar Club, which plays house and old-school R & B on the weekend.
Alternatively, make your way to The Custom House on Abbey Road. We already mentioned it among our favourite places to eat in Barrow-in-Furness, but The Custom House is also home to the One Restaurant and Bar, which offers a more easy-going environment for some evening drinks.
If you’re thinking of going out for a night on the town in Barrow-in-Furness, Manhattans is the No. 1 option. It’s a large nightclub that hosts everything from themed DJ nights to MMA and huge ’80s nostalgia-fests; it’s great. The only downside is it’s always busy, so you may end up queuing a bit to get in.
Last but by no means least, there’s Cloud 9 on Dalkeith Street. It has DJs from Thursday to Saturday and caters to every music taste. The Lounge area also shows live sports during the day as well as UFC and boxing in the evening. Best of all, it’s barely more than a 10-minute walk from our Barrow-in-Furness hotel.