The Polar Bear [Hull]

A unique venue set within the surroundings of a traditional boozer The Polar Bear also boasts a sizeable outside space comprising a large seated area with room for outdoor live performances.

The Polar Bear founded in the 1840’s and residing at its current location since 1860, with a rebuild in 1895 and modifications made in 1911 and 1922 with further work to come in 2019. The venue is of significant architectural interest principally for its ceramic bar counter front of which less than 10 have survived to this day in England.

The Polar Bear lives on as a hub for Hull’s creative types with the weekly SESH operating every Tuesday providing a platform for local and national unsigned acts. Monthly nights such as FREAKSCENE bring together some of Hulls most talented musicians forming super-groups for specially curated nights paying homage to legendary acts and on occasion taking on entire decades of music.

An enviable roster of DJ’s each with monthly offerings provide a diverse range of nights to suit all music tastes…


Able to support someone with other relevant needs. Assistance dogs welcome. Personal assistant ticket available. Queue jump available for people that can't stand for long periods of time. Wheelchair accessible and/or venue all on the floor.