England > North Yorkshire > York
Scopey (411) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pivni is very conveniently located in central York. Itís a pub of two halfs... outside itís very traditional looking, whereas inside itís very modern and contemporary. Owned by the "Tap" family of pubs, however I did find the beer to be most different in terms of selection here. On our second visit they had a Thornbridge Tap-Takeover with plenty of cool stuff on draft (including aged casks). Bottle selection which included a couple of gems is displayed in a cabinet to the right of the bar. They also have a second floor which has regular live music. All-round a rather great pub.
nate2g (647) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | September 27, 2014| Updated September 28, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Pivni is easy to find as itís centrally located in town. Much smaller than I anticipated but there is upstairs seating with the bathrooms all the way up the top floor. Nice selection and as being another Tap sibling youíll find similar taps as the other bars. Friendly barmen and quite busy during an afternoon visit. Nice bar.
imdownthepub (505) Banbury, England | September 23, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Review Sep í14,82 Very popular bar in the centre of York, just off the Shambles. More choice than last year, well chosen and served. Excellent.
Review Sep í13, 78. A tight, atmospheric bar right in the city centre by the outdoor market. Almost a corridor bar in character. The beer range is good and changing and the staff are knowledgeable. It has improved a great deal since our last visit. High up on our places to visit in York.
SaintMatty (263) Uppsala, Sweden | September 10, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a tight bar (downstairs at least) but worth dropping in as the range of beers is good in terms of quality rather than quantity. Quite an atmospheric place too.
Japalo (16) , Denmark | July 23, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
A very quick visit before the closing bell rang. Sat downstairs. Cosy. Nice local beer knowledged people in the bar.
Mjp12 (20) York, England | January 2, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection of christmas ales ( I had a fantastic chipotle porter) and a lovely IPA. Hadnít been for a while, but still very popular, 3 floors of seating.
kassner (79) Wexford, Pennsylvania | October 9, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
All things are relative and this little gem is a find for beer selection in the UK. Into the beer , friendly and cozy, plenty of free samples
LadyIpa (13) , England | August 21, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
The place is cool
TimE (251) Tokyo, Japan | August 9, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
beer is actually served at a reasonable temp which is ice cold compared to anywhere else in York, but in reality is probably around 8-10 degrees. Beer actually has carbonation. Atmosphere was kinda blah. No credit card or tab. Almost the complete opposite of Stumbling Madness. Good line up of beer, fyne jarl was great and had Marble emancipation. Unfortunately lacks open windows and on an August night it was fairly hot and stuffy
danlo (44) Darlington , England | August 9, 2013| Updated August 17, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bar crammed into an old building in the center of York near the Shambles area. Good selection of beers on cask and tap, plus bottled beers. Space downstairs opposite the bar abit limited, upstairs rooms had abit more space and were not too busy & had music playing. Worth visiting.
Beershine (746) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 29, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Quite impressed by this one, as usually the places with large international selections do so at the expense of lical real ales, or focus on bottles only. Here you can have your real ale and your international specials on draft keg sacrificing neither quality nor selection. All that in a friendly pub near the York Shambles, in an old character building. Well done!
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