Summer’s nearly here, and a new pop-up drinking space will make it even better in York.

City hotel The Principal York welcomes Sól Ást – a pop-up tipi bar with a summery vibe – to the hotel from 24 May.

Last seen in Dean’s Park last summer, the bar celebrates summer (sól means sun and ást means affection in Old Norse) and will be situated in the hotel gardens until 1 September.

It will serve a range of summery drinks including Pimm’s and mojitos.

There’ll be beers on tap and in bottles, and summer breezers like frozen pina coladas, mango daiquiris, espresso martinis and frosé – frozen rosé wine. Coffee, tea and low calorie and alcohol-free options are also on the menu.

Stunning setting

Coming complete with day beds, summer tunes and a giant board game for kids young and old, the pop-up bar will be a great addition to the Principal York, says general manager Tracy Harrison:

  • The striking canvas tipi will be adorned with greenery and lanterns, and sit proudly in our extensive manicured gardens, giving everyone popping in the chance to enjoy a stunning historical setting, overlooking the ancient city walls with a drink in hand.

Run by Thor’s Bars, best known in York for the Christmas tipi bar on Parliament Street, Sól Ást will be open from 11am–11pm daily between 24 May and 1 September 2019.