Whatever your inclination - be it relaxing, larging it or dancing the night away - this bar caters for your every whim.
Bar Risa has the most impressive patio area on Broad Street. It’s a sloping decked terrace with a veritable jungle of foliage and shrubbery (there’s even a tree growing out the wood) and all this sits under big red umbrellas.
There’s a VIP-style roped-off entrance and inside it’s a spacious venue with shiny brown vinyl floor and white ceiling. The colour scheme is creams, beiges and chocolate browns and in the middle of the room you’ve got a section of rather cool-looking white leather armchairs - the sort of thing you’d love in your own front room.
Elsewhere are banquettes in low leather-panelled booths and there’s a DJ booth right at the end. It’s all pretty chic and sleek. There’s an upstairs room too and all in all it’s a massive entertainment complex with six rooms and seven bars packing in a potential two thousand people. The chill out room is worth a look and there’s a club too for the party animals.
You get a mix of people in here and it would be hard to feel out place, but mainly its filled with the dressed up party crowd straining at the leash for a good time. And this is what Bar Risa is about, having a good time. Don't come here if you want to pose. Do come here if you want to dance like a loon, flirt and get merry with the bar staff. Their DJs play a mix of music on the different floors so you're bound to find something that your feet can keep time with. If you don't think clubbing is your thing, or that you put those days behind you, go to Bar Risa and have your mind changed. It’s that kind of place.
The Food and Drink
You’ve got a regular range of beers on tap including Kronenbourg, Stella, Foster’s, Guinness, Strongbow and Carlsberg for around £1.90 a pint. In bottles there’s Corona, Cobra, Stella, Budweiser and Beck’s for £1.95 a bottle. Cocktails are £5.50 each there are all the classics including Mojito, White Russian and Cosmopolitan.
There are half a dozen bottles of reds and white respectively. The cheapest is a Moondarra Shiraz for just £8.95 a bottle and and a Montana Sauvignon Blanc is £14.95. There are salads, pastas, sandwiches and burgers to eat. A sausage and mash is £4.40 and you can get a fish pie for £5.45. For the sweet-toothed a chocolate puddle pudding is £3.
The Last Word
Put on your gladrags and head for Bar Risa for a night of unadulterated fun in a bar that caters for most moods.