The Artful Dodger Bar

The Artful Dodger Bar, York: Hours, Address, The Artful Dodger Bar Reviews: 3.5/5

The Artful Dodger Bar
3.5
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Lauramay97
Queenstown, New Zealand6 contributions
Rip off
Nov 2021 • Friends
£12.90 for 2 single spirit and mixers, and rude staff. Nothing else to really say about it to be honest! Very cliquey. Wouldn’t recommend.
Written November 14, 2021
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Sally S
12 contributions
Proper rock bar
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent music, great beers. Will.be back next time we are in York now we have discovered this place. Nice to hear proper rock music!
Written September 12, 2021
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John G
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
Manky glasses.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Went on a Tuesday night, every other pub we'd be to was packed, but this place was empty.
The glasses were filthy.
The barman was pleasant enough.
The barmaid stared blankly at a shelf for the duration of our visit.
Written September 8, 2021
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Dave W
1 contribution
One of the most inviting pubs I’ve ever been too
Jun 2021 • Couples
Meant to leave a review before but just forgot! Me and my girlfriend stopped in for a pint about a month ago while we were on holiday in York, Josh and Jim were the nicest barmen I’ve ever met in my life, introduced both of us to the locals and later we met Nikki who was also absolutely amazing to us. Treated us like we’d all been friends for years, me and my girlfriend can’t wait to get back. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re not into metal/rock this maybe isn’t the place for you but if you’re just looking for really lovely service by some really lovely people and locals this is the place.

Big up Jim for buying me shots just because I’m tall
Written July 20, 2021
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Holly
1 contribution
Will never be returning
Jul 2021 • Friends
We came in here to watch the football, the pub is beautiful it’s just a shame about the staff. They should definitely not be working in customer service we could not hear each other talking as the screamo music was that loud. Personally when I worked in pubs I would like my customers to leave happy not with headaches, fair enough if you won’t change the music, but at least turn it down so people can talk. It totally ruined the whole evening, at least 20 customers left due to it as they commented to us when leaving, the only reason we stayed was because we were unable to find a seat anywhere else to watch the game, but then it makes you realise why it was so easy to get a seat in here, and they are so quiet compared to every other pub in York. Very sarcastic and judgmental bar staff and picky who they allow into their pub despite it being walk in only. I witnessed them turn people away despite being loads of seats and then 2 seconds later let others in, so it is clearly if your face fits they will let you in. It just left me thinking why advertise that your showing the football when your reluctant to accept the audience that it will attract? I will definitely never be returning here unless they have a re structure or re train the staff. Appalling.
Written July 4, 2021
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We’re a metal bar, if you walk into a bar and it’s playing metal, chances are it’s going to be playing it all day, if you come in and don’t like the music feel free to pop over the road and visit popworld, we imagine that’s more your calibre. We turned people away if we didn’t have a table large enough to fit their group, we hit our capacity quiet early on so unfortunately had to turn a lot of people away. Thanks for not returning though, we greatly appreciate it ❤️
Written July 10, 2021
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Brad
Manchester, UK22 contributions
Terrible atmosphere and awful drinks
Jul 2021 • Couples
We walked in only to be stared at by the ‘locals’ who clearly thought we didn’t belong. The whole place had an awful smell and the beer tasted off. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.
Written July 3, 2021
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Happyduck1
London, UK34 contributions
Horrendous. Miserable. Refused to put football commentary on despite advertising football being shown. It’s the euros!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Awful. Turned up for the football because they said they were showing it and they refused to have any commentary on or change the channel so they could listen to heavy metal. I’m sorry but this is the Euros! You can’t advertise showing and then not properly show it. Awful service as well; miserable waiters who were extremely rude. Will NEVER be coming back. And I recommend that anyone who wants to watch sport does NOT even consider here. Oh and it’s also £2 for a small bag of crisps…
Written July 3, 2021
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We did show the football with full sound as advertised, you maybe mistook the earlier game for the England match and got confused though. The “miserable waiters” my be a reaction to yourselves walkin about the bar with no masks on as per current rules. Also crisps are £1, if you buy two bags it’s £2, maths init. Thanks for NEVER coming back, we appreciate it more than you could know ❤️
Written July 10, 2021
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RotherhamBeemer
rotherham114 contributions
Nice place to visit
May 2021 • Couples
Went in here for the England match. Everywhere else seemed too busy for us. This was perfect. Friendly staff and good service.
Written June 23, 2021
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Madeline W
County Durham, UK15 contributions
Gem of a bar
May 2021 • Couples
If like us your into the alternative / rock scene then this is the bar for you guys! Super friendly staff they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. This was our 4th visit and it certainly won’t be our last. Our definite go to place when visiting York. You don’t have to be alternative to drink in here so don’t be put off people everyone is welcome from what I have seen. Thanks guys for your hospitality and stay safe 🤘🏻
Written May 23, 2021
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Tina D
2 contributions
Perfect
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is mine and my fiance's favourite bar in York and were luckily friends with the staff and regulars and they very kindly let us have our engagement party in the upstairs function room. I couldn't recommend it more! Beautiful room which the staff were happy decorating or letting us decorate ourselves (I am a future bridezilla!) and I couldn't complain about how lovely and polite the staff are; biased as I am! Attentive to everyone's needs, welcoming and just made the night perfect, despite it being a busy month! Could not recommend booking functions here more; my finance is already trying to convincing me to have the wedding reception here!
Written October 11, 2020
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