Going out on the town in Windermere and Bowness

Windermere Nightlife!

If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, then you couldn’t be in a better place – you can get both in abundance in the Lakes.

While the Lake District might be more well-known for its wildlife than its nightlife, there are still plenty of places you can get glammed up for and go partying.

Whether you want to sip exotically named cocktails, cut a rug to a live band or laugh yourself silly at a comedy night, you don’t have to head to the big city to have a good time.

The best places to be seen in Bowness and Windermere. 

The Fizzy Tarte

They take their cocktail mixing seriously at The Fizzy Tarte. Chock-full of fresh ingredients and the finest spirits, the drinks are impressively crafted, the mixologists are expertly trained, and the results are unforgettable – if you don’t have one too many, that is.

There are all the classics on offer – Porn Star Martini, Long Island Iced Tea, and Rum Punch – but you can also take it up a notch and order one of their Top Tarte cocktails, which include extra ingredients to tease your taste buds into submission.

Designated drivers needn’t despair either – there are mocktails too.

The Fizzy Tarte website

Ash Street
LA23 3EB



The weekend starts here – with three floors of food, drink and entertainment on the menu at the BAHA Bar. You want cocktails. They got cocktails. You want top-notch DJs cranking out floor-filling beats. They’ve got ‘em. You want live bands you can shake your tail to? Come on down.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a mic-slinger? Book yourself into the private karaoke party pod.

Want tasty food to soak up the booze? There’s plenty to get your teeth into on the extensive menu. And if you fancy laughing like a drain, they even host the odd comedy night.

BAHA website

18 Ash St
LA23 3EB


Lago Wine & Cheese

If you like your nights out on the more sophisticated side, then the small but perfectly formed Lago Wine & Cheese is the place to go. What’s on the menu? Divine cocktails and mocktails, delicious natural wines and a wide range of spirits, plus nibbles and decadent locally sourced charcuterie and cheese boards to share.

The owners know everything there is to know about the food and drink they serve, and will even create a cocktail for you using your own favourite flavours if you ask them nicely. 

And, if you’re lucky, you might even be entertained by live music as you sip your Negronita. Bottoms up.

Lago Wine & Cheese website

10 St Martin’s Parade
LA23 3DY


Easy Breeze

Amazing street food, seriously good cocktails, live music and DJ sets, free pool, live sports and good vibes – what’s not to love? The Easy Breeze in bustling Bowness is party central. It’s been described as ‘like a Manchester bar in the heart of the Lakes’. 

The staff are renowned for their friendliness and great service, so if you have a penchant for a Passionfruit Mojito, a craving for a Cosmo, or like the sound of a Limoncello Spritz, their marvellous mixologists will sort you out in two shakes. 

There’s also an array of beers, wines and spirits to quench your thirst, and if it all gets a bit too much, they’ll even make you a nice cup of tea.

Easy Breeze website

Church St
LA23 3DG


The Windermere Speakeasy

By day, it’s a coffee shop, but at night The Windermere Speakeasy gets all dressed up, puts on its lippy and transforms into a compact cocktail bar for the party animals of Windermere. 

Serving Mediterranean-themed tapas and sharing platters to tantalise the taste buds, and mixing superb cocktails to raise your spirits in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

You can get the party started early doors if you go for their cocktail happy hour between 4-6pm. Be rude not to.

The Windermere Speakeasy website

4 High St
LA23 1AF


Bodega Bar

The Bodega Bar is a warm, inviting space with a laid-back atmosphere. The decor often combines rustic elements with modern touches, creating a relaxed vibe perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the stunning surroundings.

What truly sets Bodega apart is its fantastic selection of beverages. From local ales and craft beers to exquisite wines and inventive cocktails, there’s something for every taste. And let’s not forget about the food! You can expect delicious tapas bites made with quality ingredients.

The ambience here is usually friendly and lively, drawing in a mix of locals and visitors alike.

Our tip: as it’s quite popular, especially during peak times or weekends, it might be a good idea to book in advance to secure a spot. Overall, if you’re seeking a relaxed yet vibrant spot to enjoy good drinks, food, and company in Bowness, Bodega Bar is a must-visit!

Bodega Bar website

2B Ash St
LA23 3EB


The Wheelhouse

Styling itself as the Lake District’s premier nightclub, the Wheelhouse can be found above Quayside on the shores of Windermere and is the place to go if you want to make it a late one. It’s open until 3am on a Saturday. Way past our bedtime!

Revellers can get their groove on to the state-of-the-art sound and light system while throwing shapes on the large dancefloor. With DJs mixing it up on the decks, an 8ft HD screen, LCD TVs, and special themed nights throughout the year, it also has comfortable modern furniture for when you need a little sit down.

Wheelhouse website

Glebe Rd
LA23 3HE


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