Country bars are supposed to give a feeling of being both in the country and in a bar. Also known as Honky-tonk, these places have been popular for a number of reasons.
If you enjoy loud music and are ready to party all night,. You might be looking for a country bar to go to. These are places you can visit alone if you are feeling down, with a group of friends, or on a date. There is no restriction to who and when can enjoy a country bar, as long as you are of legal drinking age.
This article will tell you about what country bars are and which country bars you should visit the next time you are in the UK.
What are country bars?
Country bars are bars that provide live country music to their patrons to entertain them. Different cowgirls or pianists play and sing all night to keep their customers occupied and entertained, and sometimes music is up for request.
Why is it called Honkytonk?
The true origin of this word is unknown. However, we have found out from different resources that the nodding of the head with the beat of the rhythm of the music being played is what caused this music and bar to be called Honkytonk.
A few famous country bars to visit in the UK
If you are in the UK for a trip and do not know which country bar to go to for the night, do not worry! We have listed out the best choices of country bars for you to go to in the country.
Buck N Bull Saloon
This pop-country bar has to be the most famous one in the UK. It serves as both a country bar and a nightclub where the DJ keeps the party going even after the live music has stopped. You can enjoy drinking, dancing, rodeo bull riding, and live country artists all in this one place. Although the bar is not open daily, so you might want to check their website for their event schedule.
Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry
This bar is the most famous in Glasgow because not only does it give off a cowboy feeling, but it also provides certain outfits and accessories (such as cowboy boots) to dance in all night! The bar has a variety of reasonably priced drinks, you are for sure up for a wild night.
The Spice of Life
This pub goes way back in time. In the 190s and 1970s, it was called the Scots Hoose where folk musicians played and great plays were acted. Now, this country bar performs live country music mixed with pop and rock music acts for people to enjoy.
That is not all
This list goes on to many other country bars in the UK. But for your first time, we recommend you start with these three so you can get a wild idea of how crazy nights at these places can get.