Situated on Church Street Mint is not as cool as it would like to be. There are two sides to Mint - the open all day coffee serving side. And the wanna be hip wine/bottled beer side of an evening. Now my experience of Mint is generally from Saturday afternoon when my friends and I go there for coffee. Why we do I don't know because they serve the worst coffee in Lancaster. Fact. I think it has far more to do with the fact it is always empty and so we can hog the sofas. But if you're looking for a decent brew then don't go there. Srsly.
Of an evening it gets better. They have a not bad cocktail list and generally play some cool laid back tunes. They seem to change DJs as well. Look up in wonder at the elegant VIP section sniggering and wonder if you'll ever ascend those dizzy heights. Or just take advantage of the fact it has a decentish outside smoking space with a gorgeous view of the bus station.
To be fair, it's not a bad little bar. Not too towny, not too filled with teenage eejits and it doesn't take that long to get served.
Just don't order the coffee, ok?
Mint try's to bring a little bit of the northern quarter in Manchester to Lancaster and to be honest it just doesn't work. While the cocktails are alright the bar staff are rude and arrogant. The nightlife is ok for Lancaster standards and the music and DJs are changed quite regularly. All in all not bad but not great ether.
GREAT cocktails, the best I've had in Lancaster.
The seating is limited but it is only a small place.
The music varies, but tends towards dance/trance, so if that music isn't your cup-of-tea, then maybe you should just put up with it, due to the really nice cocktails, and nice bar staff!
Easily the worst experience of any bar in my life!! The bar staff are incredibly rude and arrogant. What they seem to think is 'banter' comes across as sheer abuse and they make no effort what so ever to make your visit a pleasant experience. The male bar staff in particular seem to consider themselves godly in appearance and take great offense to any woman who does not fall at their feet. My particular experience involved the bartender not just humiliating me in front of the other staff but also getting other customers involved. I was out to celebrate but left feeling totally down trodden. My night was tainted and my purse was significantly lighter. I will NEVER return and have passed this advice onto all my friends.
I used to love Mint and go every weekend but recently had a bad experience there. The staff were un-necessarily rude to a couple of customers that I had the awkwardness of having to listen to. It was to do with a promotional deal and I understood the customers query completely and felt they were treated abruptly and rudely. Is this bar getting a bit too big for its own boots?
Wouldnt bother. Staff ignorant. Overpriced drinks and all they sell is cocktails. Student central if you ask me and the music is
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