Sótano is a welcome retreat from the bustling York streets. This hidden subterranean drinking den, which opened in 2012, is reminiscent of a speakeasy and attracts an eclectic clientele of creative types, who visit to enjoy the relaxed yet lively atmosphere and fantastic charcuterie and tapas inspired by Spanish cuisine. A friendly, knowledgeable team will guide you through the selection of seasonally developed cocktails, carefully sourced American and Continental craft beers, rare spirits and fine Spanish wines. There is plenty to satisfy a wide range of tastes and budgets. Share a board of the finest jambón ibérico and artisan cheeses, washed down with a cold fino or crisp albariño. The bar is also available for private hire. If you need to let loose, this is the place to be.