The Grapes in central Bath is an award-winning bar with a focus on local produce, music, beer, wine and spirits made in the South West. Their incredibly popular upstairs pop-up Japanese restaurant will be spreading its wings and opening in its own dedicated venue in July and will be relishing the chance to expand its menu and bring a bit of Japan to Bath – watch this space for more information. The bar itself is a music lovers’ destination, with live music being played almost every day of the week. The popular Sunday sessions run with the 4 Bars to the Beat group (4barstothebeat.com) often packing out this eclectic-looking venue. Outdoor seating away from the crowds and within view of the Thermae Spa makes The Grapes pub ‘garden’ a hidden gem in summer. On the bar you can find excellent, local breweries on tap, wines by Dunleavy Wines in Bristol, spirits from Scout and Sage in Bath and a cocktail list that will have even the fussiest connoisseur smiling.