Danish ‘hygge’ inspires new cocktail bar in Hull’s Fruit Market

Hygge bar Fruit Market Hull

A new bar inspired by the Danish concept of “hygge” has opened in Hull’s Fruit Market, serving up cocktails and other drinks.

Owners and friends Tommy Ralph and Matty Dorley, both from Hull, have drawn on their experiences in hospitality both locally and in the rest of Europe and North America to develop the Humber Street business.

The bar is called Hygge – pronounced “hue-gah” – which is a Danish word that roughly equates to cosiness and contentment. At present, Covid restrictions prevent service indoors but the bar is thriving with stylish outdoor furniture outdoors.

The bar offers “environmentally friendly” beers, spirits and wines alongside both classic and “bespoke” cocktails.

Tommy said: “We came up with the idea during the first lockdown. We liked the idea of a ‘date night’ type of vibe with a shift in the atmosphere to ‘night on the town’ later on.

“The lockdown has brought fresh challenges but we took the opportunity to design and create a fantastic venue which we know people will love.

“For now we’re concentrating on the bar but we’re working towards offering a range of healthy menu choices towards the end of the year.”

Hygge is the latest addition to Hull‘s Fruit Market area which has been redeveloped from run-down dockside buildings into a vibrant destination for restaurants, bars and shops.

Tommy added: “Humber Street is the perfect place for our new venture and we can’t wait for people to be able to come and enjoy the great vibes and unparalleled atmosphere of hygge.”

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