Join us for Social Hour at Cohort's Bar (5-7pm daily) for chit chat and our top tips on where to go next
Eat fantastic food and drink cold beer at the West Beach Bakery, one our faves down on Porthmeor Beach; watch the sunset with a drink in your hand and sand in your toes.
Porthminster, Porthmeor and Porthgwidden Beaches all have phenomenal beach bars / cafes with great food whether you want to eat out on the beach or sit in a more civilised environment inside the restaurants. At Porthmeor, just by the surf school, you can sit out ‘cocktail style’, have a drink and some tapas.
The Pedn Olva rooftop bar is another great place to start the evening, they have a good selection of reasonably priced drinks and a phenomenal vantage point.
Great food, beer, people watching and late nights to be had at the Balcony and the Hub on the harbour front. Surf crowd bars with great cocktail lists and guest beers on tap. Other bars include Firehouse on Fore Street and Alba Cocktail Bar right next to the lifeboat station.
The Rum & Crab Shack overlooking St Ives harbour is a great place to be whether it’s a weekend buzz you’re after or a quiet beer in the afternoon. They have a phenomenal selection of rum cocktails and great Belgian beers; if you’re planning on doing some sampling don’t make plans for the following morning!
Late night shenanigans take place at 18A on Fore Street. Great cocktails and a good DJ line-up mean that this is the place to be if you want to party through the night.
If you don’t fancy going out and about in St Ives we have a bar at Cohort and a great courtyard for socialising, card playing or just chilling on a warm, summer evening. We welcome friends of our guests at the hostel so if you have friends staying nearby invite them in for a drink.
Social hour is every day 5 – 7pm; cheaper drinks and a chance to catch up with other guests at the hostel. Join us for games and general chit chat.
We review bars and restaurants on our BLOG, along with getting tips and feedback from our guests.