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A little bit about the Polar Bear

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.

Bricks and mortar aside The Polar Bear has assumed many incarnations in its long history. After over 150 years you will be hard pushed to find someone who doesn’t know somebody who has worked, played, lived or in many cases all three within these walls. Every facet of Hulls unique nightlife has at some time been represented by The Polar Bear something we aim to continue for many years to come.

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 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…

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