New Viking Tipi Bar popping up for Christmas in Sheffield

New Viking Tipi Bar popping up for Christmas in Sheffield

26 October 2016

Sheffield city centre will have a new festive food and beverage offering from November this year in the shape of Thor's Tipi Bar– a Christmas pop-up bar with a difference.

Located in Sheffield' s Peace Gardens, Thor's Tipi Bar - playing on Yorkshire’s Viking heritage - will be a novel experience for Christmas shoppers and revellers alike.

Two linked canvas tipis will form the bar, festooned with lighting and decked out with wooden tables and benches, cosy furs and a fire pit. An outdoor heated area will allow customers to soak up the festival atmosphere whilst watching the hustle and bustle around them. Serving local draft ales, mulled wine and hot cider, the fully licensed bar will have something to warm everyone's cockles.

A hot chocolate station will allow kids, big and small, to choose a topping for their homemade chocolate treat, while cooking up a delicious outdoor winter barbeque every day will be local food company BBQ Collective, renowned for its top quality homemade fare.

Thor's Tipi Bar is the brainchild of the two women behind PapaKata and Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland. Amanda Monaghan, owner of PapaKåta, the York-based Tipi Company, said "PapaKåta has organised Christmas parties in the tipis for many years. Having realised the potential for a venue with a difference, we are really excited that we can finally offer something with a twist to Sheffield’s residents and visitors."

Maria Farrugia, Executive Producer at Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, the company that has been organising The Ice Factor and Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland for over ten years, added "Having lived in Yorkshire for 13 years, there was an obvious gap in the city centre at Christmas for a festive food and drink offering. Seeing how other cities were putting people in the Christmas mood made me want to create something similar and so I am excited that we now have something to rival other places in the UK. Sheffield will not be disappointed."

Thor's Tipi Bar r will be open from 10.30am -11pm daily from 24 November - 31st December (closed Christmas Day).

For details visit or call 01653 610020.