Come rain or shine, Kennedy’s is always crammed on a weekend. Indeed, this bar, restaurant and guesthouse hybrid has forged a reputation for no-holds-barred hedonism, and offers York’s night owls an attractive alternative to the city’s bigger nightclubs. Drinks run from a handy list of workaday wines at fair prices to shooters, pitchers and a dozen well-known cocktails such as strawberry daiquiri and Lynchburg lemonade, while the all-day menu offers breakfasts, ‘luncheon club’ sandwiches, sharing plates, burgers, salads and dishes such as spare ribs in BBQ sauce, as well as Sunday roasts. The venue consists of two floors – with a rather nice balcony area for summertime socialising – and the music generally revolves around mainstream chart classics. Factor in a good-natured vibe and it’s easy to see why Kennedy’s is regularly rammed.