I am a freelance writer, living in Bath with my wife and son.
I love my city, and love to live here. I write about Bath a lot, and sometimes about travels in Ireland and France.
Published February 2nd 2018
The Cosy Club- Float Away and Lose Your Worries
Lounges- a warm welcome, unique locations and guaranteed culture
There are currently 98 (yes, NINETY-EIGHT!) lounges in the UK, and more and more are opening all of the time. Every 'Lounge' offers the happy customer an exciting mix of funky and retro decorations, tasty feelgood food, warm and friendly staff and an ethos which genuinely respects and promotes the history of its location. I love going to any of the Lounges, because I know that the food, drink and atmosphere of the place will always be great. If you are new to the UK or here on vacation, you can rely on the lounges to look after you. I have visited six lounges so far, but my favourite has to be The Cosy Club in Bath.
The awesome bar at Cosy, celebrating the splendid and wealthy Georgian history of Bath
The Cosy Club- Central Location, with a chilled out vibe
At the heart of Bath's Southgate Shopping precinct is The Cosy Club. It is a chilled out lounge bar full of Retro decoration and furniture, and offers both coffee and cake, and full meals throughout the day. In the evening it turns in to a bar and restaurant. Whatever time of day you visit though, the staff play stylish and relaxed tunes to make your day better. One of the best things about this place is its location. Apart from a subtle sign on the street, this hidden gem is easy to miss. Once upstairs though, you can sit out on the large balcony and just watch the world go by.
The quirky street sign, in the style of 1900's Paris
I always go to the Cosy Club to grab a coffee and gather my thoughts before meetings or appointments. They offer a wide range of hot and soft drinks, and have a comfortable and quiet area specifically for customers nipping in. Having said that, the welcoming staff and relaxing settees and armchairs are also perfect for whiling away an afternoon with a book .I often write my Weekend Notes articles at The Cosy Club. The food here is great value for money and very tasty, with its menu offering light bites, tapas style platters and full meals throughout the day. The drinks menu is similarly varied and affordable.
A cosy Cappuccino, enjoyed sitting on a leather armchair.
The Cosy Club is ideally located, regardless of a person's age, mobility or group size. It sits directly above a massive underground car park, which is right at the heart of the main shopping centre of Bath. With both stair and lift access to the Cosy Club, you can get from your car to your table within two minutes, and then just pop downstairs when you are done. The bar and restaurant have full wheelchair access, and the tables and seating areas have wide access areas for buggies and prams. Cosy club is a popular venue for young parents to meet up, for this very reason. Indeed, there is always a wide and positive variety of ages and walks of life in The Cosy Club, and that is another one of its attractions.
Taken from the stairway entrance, showing the coffee armchair area, with the restaurant/ lounge behind.
There is also a large and bright outside balcony area, which is wonderful during the summer, or of an evening. For colder days, there are snuggly blankets on offer to warm cold knees, and perfect people watching opportunities from the high-walled balcony. This is also a great place to bring little ones out to, to let them have a look at the street below, or run off some steam. Cosy have colouring in pads and crayons to keep children occupied, so even the very young are catered for. There is a spacious baby change facility for the youngest visitors and their parents.
The airy and spacious balcony area, which I think has a French feel to it.
As its name suggests, The Cosy Club has the feel of an old, established private club or society. The walls are all decorated with old portraits, and the room is lit by massive lampshades and twinkling chandeliers. Framed flags and vintage maps can be found throughout the place, and all of these aspects combine to create an intimate and special atmosphere to the place. Bath is world famous for its glass work and light stone, and I feel that the bare and smooth light walls reflect this, as do the many glass and mirrored ornaments in the bar area.Whether you are a regular customer or new to the lounge experience, there is always something to see and enjoy. Who knows, but after a visit here, you might want to see the other 98!