Picture the scene: it’s a Wednesday night.
It’s 6pm, but the dark skies and near freezing temperatures suggest it may as well be past nine.
You’re ready for a mid-week tipple with your workmates and want somewhere with personality: somewhere that’ll make you forget about the day gone by, and certainly somewhere you’re not going to feel the cold weather blowing the rest of the city around.
Hidden plain in sight just off Boar Lane, underground bar Distrikt has become a proper institution for party-goers over the last fourteen years, but with an earlier opening time of 6pm on weekdays and 4-5pm on weekends, the underground bar has plenty to offer before the bartenders at your favourite late-night watering hole have even woken up.
Between 6pm and 10pm each night, take advantage of 2-for-£14 cocktail offers. The drinks list spans to pretty much everything on the menu, including classics like Espresso Martinis and Bloody Marys, as well as seasonal specials like Winter Woodfords Old Fashioned and JD Apple Sours. And if you’re a student, better still: the offer lasts all night long.
Plus, this Christmas there’s a Mexican Christmas cocktail menu with options like the Spicy Tommy’s Margaritas, Daïquiri De Mexicana and the Rum Refashioned to choose from.
But the list doesn’t stop there, oh no.
There’s also £15 bottles of Prosecco, £10 bottles of wine and for those that just want a simple pint of beer, you’ll pay £3 for selected house lagers. Plus, spirit and mixer options also come in at the £3 mark until 10pm every Sunday – Friday (and this might just be one of the cheapest spots in the city for an evening tipple).
Accompanying your four-hour Happy Hour, you’ll find both local and international DJs on the decks playing house, minimal, disco, deep and all the classics, and certainly bring a different atmosphere to your usual pre-drink pub nights.
Distrikt has been known over the years for its late-night antics, but the underground bar is now keen to ensure everyone across the city knows ‘it’s better underground’ from 6pm.
‘Combining the elegance and secrecy of a speakeasy with the cutting-edge freedom of a club’, the bar is proud to offer free entry to all those that want to head down the cobbles at Duncan Street, every night of the week.
Now moving into its fifteenth year, there’s a reason that Distrikt remains a huge part of the city’s nightlife scene – and you can find all the upcoming events planned on the Distrikt website here.
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