Prescribed to the inquisitive
What lies beneath?
Inspired by the rise of apothecary and the darker side of botany.
Prohibited by law, the operation of underground laboratories studying forbidden plant species, creating powerful antidotes that the righteous argued created more pain than relief.
Imagine a place filled with curiosities, collected by the apothecarist himself. A place created solely with the inquisitive in mind. A bar located in the heart of Bath, where the lively gather beneath to sip rare and curious elixirs.
Beneath is much more than a cocktail bar – this is a cocktail apothecary.
Thursday 8pm - late | Friday 6pm- late
Saturday 6pm - late | Sunday 5pm - late
Choose your medicine
Housing an impressive plethora of cocktails, spirits, tonics and botanicals, Beneath boasts a collection of “cures” for common (and uncommon) ailments - from traditional favourites to rare and curious elixirs.
Our eclectic cocktail menu leans towards botanical blends, with signature concoctions containing gin and herbal liqueurs. Our flavours are bold and crafted only for the adventurous. Dedicated to the uplift and downfall of drinkers…
At Beneath, the bar is no longer a bar, it’s the apothecarist’s lab.
Fantastic late night DJs and saxophonists await at Beneath bar for the best night out in Bath.
Every live set and playlist will make you want to dance to the beats in our seriously stylish late night bar at Milsom Place...
As well as regular live DJs, Beneath bar offers private party and event packages - which includes live entertainment for your guests. Get in touch for more information about our private hire packages.
Host your special event, Beneath
From an intimate get-together, corporate soirée to a memorable hen do, BENEATH is available for private hire to host your very own unique and quirky event in Bath.
When you hire Beneath, you're not just getting the venue, you'll also have the knowledge, charisma and award-winning service from our bar experts. We guarantee our cocktails will be made to perfection, alongside keeping your guests entertained.
Let us know more about your event and we can prescribe you a quote accordingly. Pricing is based on your specific requirements, so enquire below and a member of our team will be in touch.
Masterclasses | The Apotheke Academy
Mixing medicines, tampering with toxicology and harnessing herbology… become the apothecarist’s apprentice with our masterclasses.
You are welcome to join us in The Apotheke Academy as we uncover the untold stories behind the elegant elixirs and curious creations you’ll find on our drinks menus. We’ll share some of our dark and wonderful secrets before getting you behind the bar to mix and muddle things up yourself.
Packages for peculiar parties
You might notice we do things a little differently Beneath. That’s a good thing. Our special party packages are available and include tantalising dining options from our sister brand, The Botanist. The ultimate mysterious and experiential night out in Bath.
Whether you're looking to host a quirky stag or hen do, a stylish baby shower or any kind of memorable special occasion - our peculiar (and not so peculiar) party packages cater to all.
A story untold...
The apothecarist’s basement dwelling was hugely popular in Georgian times for those who sought medicines to cure their ailments. Unconventional remedies - crafted by his own invention - and prescribed only to the inquisitive, his elixirs became the talk of Bath.
The righteous argued against the apothecarist’s wicked medicines and built a place of worship above the study, to banish the evil spirit’s below. The apothecarist fled, leaving behind an underground space which became a place to store wine beneath the Chapel above. This gave rise to the saying,'spirit’s above, spirits below'.
Today, that space has been resurrected to tell the apothecarist’s story. Join us as we uncover secrets beneath...