ArtBar, Abbey Hotel, North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF
Curated Artwork, Bespoke Cocktails
ArtBar certainly puts pay to any preconceptions that hotel bars have to be boring. Found in the fabulously centrally located Abbey Hotel, as the name might suggest, it’s been designed to mimic the feel of an artist’s studio (albeit a rather sleek one), with paint-smudged furniture and a regularly changing collection of art on display.
The cocktail menu has been curated as carefully as the paintings and it’s easily apparent that there’s as much creative flair on display behind the bar as there is on the walls. The cocktail list features classics like Bellinis and Martinis as well as personalised creations such as the South West 75, inspired by locally sourced Somerset ingredients.