You don’t have to have bought a ticket to enjoy Lincoln Drill Hall. Meeting for pleasure or business, with friends, with the kids or alone, our café bar is the perfect place to relax. Come along for great value delicious food, including a kids’ menu, free Wi-Fi, magazines and newspapers, a children’s play area (and lots of room for buggies) PLUS free live music (see below for a more information and gig listings) all wrapped up in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Click on the links for the new menu and buffet menus on the right of the page under the photos to see what we can offer you….
Our Bar & Cafe Bar is managed by Lincoln Arts Trading Company Ltd (Company No 7939996) a wholly owned subsidiary of Lincoln Arts Trust Ltd.
*The Cafe Bar is open from 8.30am – 3pm Monday to Friday and 9.30aam to 4.30pm on Saturdays. The cafe bar opens one hour before a show on event nights until the end of the interval (and sometimes briefly after the show too). Food is served between 9am and 2pm. *Please note we do not serve food in the evenings.
The Cafe Bar plays host to plenty of live music, including Saturday Sessions (normally 12noon – 2pm) and occasional open mic nights (see below).
Local musician Peter Wray now plays acoustic guitar in the Cafe Bar usually on the last Wednesday of every month over lunchtime (12ish to 2ish) to raise money for local charities. Pete also now runs a free monthly guitar workshop from 11ish to 2ish open to anyone, usually on the second Tuesday of the month (neither of these activities take place during August).
Recently a member of the public emailed Pete to say: “My daughter and I really enjoyed your session today at the Drill Hall – I was the one munching lunch and my daughter was the noisy one! it was lovely for her to experience live music. She’s exposed to music through church but just love the blues so that was wonderful to see her enjoy it too :) Also I realised later that you were collecting for charity – have to say that totally passed me by at the time – so we’ll just have to come hear you again to donate :) “
We also have occasional lunchtime music on some Fridays (though this doesn’t happen every week) and on Thursday lunchtimes in the Cafe Bar you can get a free taster massage with Samantha Brown!