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) #229 of 971 Restaurants in Leicester £ , , British
1 Millstone Lane, Leicester LE1 5JN, England
+44 116 255 1228
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pub, British
1 Millstone Lane, Leicester LE1 5JN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decent bar, I have been multiple times and sure I will return many more. Only complaint I have is that after about 10pm they put the music right up, so you're shouting to talk to your friends. I don't see why since it's a sit...More

Thank Krissie89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was out with friends from work on a Wednesday night on a leaving do and went to many places in town but proved to be very quiet and not much atmosphere. We walked into Firebug by chance and it was the best thing we...More

Thank Geeta38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar, good selection of cocktails and craft ales, the bar staff were really helpful in recommending drinks, but the music was way too quiet...More

Thank Liam O
FirebugBar, Owner at Firebug, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Liam thanks for taking the the time to review Firebug, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit but sorry you only think we deserve 3 stars for having quiet music. Our music policy, as well as being very diverse, is for it to be...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Fancy a drink of Whisky? We did and Firebug was a good choice. A good range of Irish whiskey, bourbon and Canadian club. Not forgetting the standard scotch! The bar girl was really patient with us for choosing a drink and food. Disappointing with the...More

Thank Siborging
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Went for a late afternoon drink, was really quiet so the barmaid was quick to serve us and even let me try the wine before I bought some, I was surprised at that since it's quite cheap in there. really good for studentsMore

Thank Emma H
FirebugBar, Owner at Firebug, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Emma, thanks for taking the time to review Firebug. It sounds like you had great service and enjoyed your visit so I'm wondering why we only deserve 3 stars? Perhaps you could give us a few pointers other than being quite in the late...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Can't believe I've never reviewed Firebug given we go most Friday afternoons and have done for years! I cannot fault this place! There's plenty of room, the staff are all really friendly and helpful and they make the best raspberry mojitos! We were out of...More

Thank strontium38
FirebugBar, Owner at Firebug, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Firebug, we're so pleased you like it and the raspberry Mojitos. Our new cocktail menu is launching next month but don't worry, the raspberry Mojito will still be on it! Look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Thank you to all the staff at firebug. Professional right from the start. Nothing was too much trouble And let me decorate to my hearts continent for my partners 30th birthday. Staff were lovely. And looked after a lot of things for us. My.partners made...More

Thank amyboyer
FirebugBar, Owner at Firebug, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review Amy. It was a pleasure hosting your party at Firebug and we look forward to seeing you again soon! x

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

After to finishing our dissertations, me and a group of around 20 others decided to go to firebug to celebrate with a few drinks. The place was dead which was expected on a Monday night which meant we were pretty much the only ones in...More

Thank Laurenmay1996
FirebugBar, Owner at Firebug, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hi Lauren, I'm so sorry that you had a disappointing experience at Firebug. The only way to address this is to know some more information as we have a lot of staff. Please can you spare the time to email me directly info@firebugbar.co.uk with the...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to firebug for a number of years, I have friends who are like family who work as dedicated bar staff with a great and professional attitude and I'm friends with the DJ's who run event nights, the food is amazing and the...More

Thank Katrina H
FirebugBar, Owner at Firebug, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thanks so much Katrina for taking the time to give us a review! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I visited Firebug on a ladies night out and had a wonderful time. The bar staff were very helpful when I wasn't sure which cocktail to try, suggesting a Tom Collins as I like gin and it tasted wonderful. I also enjoyed chatting to the...More

Thank Debby H
FirebugBar, Owner at Firebug, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thanks so much Debby for taking the time to give us a review! Hope to see you again soon :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Millstone Lane, Leicester LE1 5JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 1228
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A late bar which does food, rather than a restaurant!Opened in the summer of 2004, Firebug has fast become an essential part of Leicester's night life and a quiet retreat for city centre shoppers during the day. A light and spacious main bar is complemented by a surprisingly quiet and sheltered beer garden. Boasting one of the cities most extensive drinks ranges, a carefully selected cocktail menu and a great selection of home-cooked food available every day. Firebug's relaxed dress code and music policy attracts visitors from all walks of life - from students at the near-by universities to professionals working in the city centre and has a reputation nationally as an essential stopping point for visitors to the city. The 100 capacity venue available for hire.
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