Willow wasn’t just £1 shots, cheesy music and a 4am close, it was a seemingly stable part of York culture, a community of like-minded people and a break from the monotony of “ordinary” nightlife.
Unfortunately, many of these establishments have folded and been unceremoniously replaced over the years. Alas, the legendary Willow restaurant closed only last year and is now a Clintons cards.
Ah, the Willow Restaurant, the best worst disco in York. Walking along the city’s ginnels and snickets you’ll find bars and clubs innumerable – yet the club on Coney Street was the only one to have attained true cult status.
We asked one York grad and one current York student to tell us about York’s nightlife highlights. Creative writing tutor Yasmin Khan graduated in the ’90s, and this is her take.
We asked one York grad and one current York student to tell us about York’s nightlife highlights. Tom Orr is a second-year undergrad, and this is his take.