The ultimate chill-out bar and restaurant that looks as if it should be on a Thailand beach, with extraordinarily friendly bar staff and a great and varied drinks menu – including delicious hot chocolates and brilliant, off-the-wall shots and cocktails (Purple Squirrel anyone?). The menu is basically Asian street food, from satay and dumplings to Nasi Goreng and Teriyaki burgers. There’s also an internet café on the first floor and a ‘bedroom’ (no shoes please), if you fancy a snooze (frankly, not likely).
The Evil Eye Lounge is a popular bar in York with a very eclectic atmosphere. The back is semi-glass and has a conservatory feel with huge folding doors opening onto a smokers garden. There are giant model lizards on the wall and Indian inspired decorations. The music covers every genre within 5 minutes, with hard house, blues, R’n’B and soul and everything else. Quirky… with a vast selection of spirits and bottled drinks.