Dear reader, it was brilliant. Albeit, not the best choice for anyone operating on a budget
At the end of the North Pier rests the pink princess of damsel’s in distress: Bloom Gin Bar.
Bloom Gin Bar has given something new to North Pier since 2020 and it’s adjacent sister bar, The Garden, opened to the public earlier this year.
The Gin and Prosecco bar is covered in flowers and greenery, making it the perfect spot for an Instagram-worthy photo or scenic beverage – if that’s you’re thing.
Although Blackpool’s Bloom looks pretty from afar, is it any good on the inside? Is it worth the thousands of flowers who’ll spend their lifetimes on their walls?
Dear reader, it was brilliant. Albeit, a little expensive.
You can have a drink and watch the sea, without getting cold
Like most places covered in flowers, Bloom is obviously a very pretty place to visit.
Inside, the bar is a relaxed and gorgeous setting. It’s got low lighting above the bar, and comfortable seating throughout the old solarium.
If you’re lucky enough to grab a seat inside by the window, you have a stunning view of the sea and can sip away on your gin whilst watching the tide roll in and it’s great because for once, you’re not being rattled by the wind.
It’s the perfect place for a unique date night, with intimate details and a range of drinks to choose from you’re bound to create some special memories at the end of the north pier.
They had an impressive range of gins which were delicious
Graduating into the legal age for drinking in 2018 basically meant that I immediately became a gin connoisseur as soon as I turned 18. Pink gin was at every corner as the World Cup saw England actually place in the top four. Not much has happened since then.
Bloom’s range of gin was exceptional. I don’t think there was a single gin flavour that they didn’t have.
Did I step out of my comfort zone and order something other than a strawberry oriented gin? No, but I easily could have. It was like being Charlie in the Chocolate factory, except I’m over 18 and the chocolate factory is a gin bar.
We spent £15.40 on two double gin and tonics, so it’s not the cheapest place to visit. But, if you can imagine the gin flavour you would love to try, I would say Bloom probably has it.
Just make sure you don’t ask, “what gin do you have?” because you’ll probably be met with some concerned stares.
Bloom also offers afternoon teas and prosecco, so it basically caters for everyone, including your gran.
The Garden is a really great place to be
We visited Bloom on a Thursday evening, and although it wasn’t rammed with fellow gin drinkers, The Garden was a really brilliant place to drink.
With its funky DJ providing a garden-party atmosphere to the pier, the Blackpool gin spot is like something from a buzzing city centre like London or Manchester and it had a handful of people having a dance as we tipped into that Friday feeling.
There’s endless opportunities for your Instagram feed, but even better, loads of space to have a dance by the sea. And that we did, move over children, let me show you how to do the macarena.
Seating is operated on a first come, first served basis but we had absolutely no problem guaranteeing a table both inside and outside.
You can even have a tipsy tumble onto the vintage carousel on your way out, if you have any spare change.