8 of the best ways to spend a summer evening at SouthGate Bath

Looking for places to visit in Bath on a summer evening? Whether it’s enjoying a catch up over dinner and cocktails with friends, indulging in a bit of after-hours retail therapy or relaxing and enjoying a movie, it’s time to seize the moment and have an evening out at SouthGate Bath.

To help with your planning, we’ve created our guide to making the most of your time.

  1. Enjoy a taste of Spain at Tapas Revolution

While a holiday abroad might be out of reach this summer, Tapas Revolution – one of the many SouthGate Bath restaurants - is serving up delicious small dishes, sure to bring a taste of Spain to our city. Tapas are designed to be shared, making it the perfect way to enjoy an evening with friends. It’s worth checking on which deals are available before you set off, as you’ll often find 2 for 1 cocktails, G&Ts and jugs of Sangria.

  1. Sip craft cocktails at Be at One

Can you hear the cocktails calling your name? The Be at One team are ready to shake it up and get the party started again. Whether it's sweet or sour, gin or vodka, there’s a huge range to choose from. Our favourites include the Malpas Martinez, featuring orange gin, lime peel and coconut oil infused chocolate wine, and the Swedish Spring Punch which includes rhubarb vodka, black raspberry liqueur, prosecco and lemon. Delicious. You can expect second-to-none service too, with the team serving drinks direct to your table. Download the app in advance for the easiest way to place your order.

  1. Indulge in Middle Eastern cuisine at Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir Libanais is one of the best places to eat in SouthGate, serving up bold and beautiful flavours from the Middle East. Often cited as one of the world's healthiest cuisines and with plenty of vegetarian options, Lebanese dishes typically use an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as herbs, lemon juice and spices rather than heavy sauces. The Comptoir Libanais menu stays true to this tradition, with a mix of mezze, salads, dips, soup and warm wraps as well as a selection of pastries and freshly prepared breads.

burger and hummus from comptoir
Image provided by Comptoir Libanais

  1. Enjoy Italian favourites at Prezzo and Franco Manca

Bringing delicious Italian food coupled with friendly service in a casual environment, Prezzo is the perfect place to catch up with friends. Whether you’re looking for comforting pasta, stone baked pizza, a refreshing salad or a dish from the grill, there are a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. As well as tasty food, Prezzo offers a range of delicious drinks – with plenty of cocktails, mocktails, wines and beers to choose from.

If Neapolitan pizza is more your thing, Franco Manca makes its dough fresh on site and, with daily specials and prices starting at just £5.20, it’s no wonder a visit there is one of the top things to do in Bath. Its pizzas are made from slow-rising sourdough and baked in a wood burning brick oven that was made on site by specialised artisans from Naples.

pizza and beer from franco manca
Image provided by Franca Manca

  1. Sample some of Bath’s finest ales at Graze Bar & Chophouse

Located right by Bath train station, Graze is a microbrewery and restaurant that prides itself on serving up delicious contemporary British food alongside its award-winning Bath Ales beers. Its new steakhouse menu features an amazing range of steaks and chops, plus hearty bistro classics. There’s also a great selection of small plates, fish and shellfish dishes and vegetarian options, as well as seasonal specials and indulgent puds. You can walk-in but it’s worth making a reservation in advance to secure your spot.

  1. Make a night of it at Juno Bar & Kitchen

Head to this unique venue on Philip Street for a brilliant evening of great food, drink, music, art and sport. Juicy burgers and overflowing bowls of loaded fries sit alongside stone baked pizzas on the delicious menu. With more than 100 drinks behind the bar, including cocktail slushies and craft beers, live sports and a pool table upstairs, there’s plenty to keep you entertained all night long.

  1. Grab a friend and shop your summer wardrobe

It’s time to enjoy shopping in real life again! With a whole host of shops at SouthGate Bath – from Hollister, Urban Outfitters and Lululemon to OFFICE, MAC and Pandora – it’s time to enjoy some late-night retail therapy and stock up on essentials for the summer. Why not make a trip out of it and bring a friend along? They can help you pick the perfect outfits, encourage you to try on new styles and, after the shopping is done, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants here at SouthGate. Our stores are open until 6pm Friday-Wednesday and 7pm on Thursdays, although we always recommend double checking in advance directly with retailers before setting off.

shop front of urban outfitters

  1. Settle in for a boutique cinema night

If you’ve missed movie mate dates, it’s time to head to the Bath Tivoli cinema to catch the latest releases. Recently voted one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world by TimeOut magazine, Tivoli is a new cinema concept offering super luxurious extra-wide sofas and four small, intimate screens. It’s the perfect way for discerning film-lovers to wind down and relax. There’s also the brilliant Tivoli café, serving a seasonal menu of small plates, sharing platters, gourmet burgers, and freshly prepared hand-stretched pizzas, all made with locally sourced ingredients. It’s always best to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Our stores are open until 6pm Friday-Wednesday and until 7pm on Thursdays, and our cinema, restaurants and bars are open late, however we’d always recommend checking with them directly before setting off to be sure.

Tivoli cinema seats
Image provided by Tivoli

Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as our opening times, on our Eat, Drink & Shop page.

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