With a densely packed city centre, you’re never far from a real ale pub, an upmarket cocktail bar or somewhere you can dance the night away until the early hours.
Nightlife in Worcester
On the eastern edge of the city on Lowesmoor, you’ll find The Firefly, a brilliant modern take on your typical pub. Working across three floors including a large beer garden, Firefly offer a range of craft beers and real ales and also offer a full vegan menu including vegan hot dogs and burgers. As well as one of the best beer selections in town, they also put on regular events including bank holiday parties, guest DJs and comedy nights.
Nearby on New Street, you’ll find a variety of bars and pubs including The King Charles House which dates back to 1577 and the Civil War. With uneven wooden joints and simple wooden furniture, it makes the most of its history, while it’s one of the best beer joints in town with a range of eight real ales, ciders even organic beer.
Moving into the town centre, The Crown is a former coaching inn that dates back to the 17th century. It’s now been tastefully updated, with a glass atrium at the front and exposed brick walls and wooden beams, and a wide variety of well-priced food and drink options.
A short walk over the River Severn from our Worcester city centre hotel is The Old Rectifying House, a mock Tudor pub that serves up some of the best food in town with a lunch, dinner, Sunday lunch and even vegan menus. Grab a cocktail and take a booth in the stylish bar or bag one of the big leather sofas, or if the sun is shining, head out to the terrace and enjoy the view over the river.
The Old Rectifying House
Worcester cocktail bars
Right in the heart of Worcester on New Street is packed with pubs and bars, including two of our favourites. Bottles at the top end of the street is probably Worcester’s best wine bar, while also doubling up as a specialist wine store. As well being able to waltz off with half a dozen bottles at the end and regular wine tasting sessions, the bar is stocked with over 500 bottles of wine, port and sherry and serves up a selection of deli and cheese boards, coffee, pastries and desserts all served to you on wine barrels that double up as tables.
At the other end of New Street is Heroes, one of the best alternative and fun bars in town. As well as a cracking selection of beer, spirits, wine and cocktails, they have guest DJs every weekend playing everything from Northern Soul to Rock’n’Roll and Punk, a pool and table football table and tabletop arcade machine.
A short walk from the train station is Bolero and its sister wine bar No 35, a sophisticated and elegant bar stacked high with wines from around the world, beer, Champagne, gin, whisky and cognac. A high-end bar, they also do a good range of deals during the week including buying two evening main courses on Wednesday and Thursday and getting a house bottle of wine for free.
Finally, next to the Cathedral is Hand In Glove, a stylish dark wood bar that knocks up some of the best cocktails in town which are innovative, tasty and pack a punch. With imaginative lighting, welcoming staff and a selection of spirits that would take years to work through, it’s a great place to start or end an evening out in Worcester.