Tipi bar’s return hopes to take Lincoln by storm

A popular viking tipi bar is coming back bigger than ever to Lincoln’s Cornhill Quarter over the festive period.

Thor’s Tipi Bar, which sees two linked canvas tipis decorated with lighting and decked out with wooden tables and benches and a real fire pit has applied to the City of Lincoln Council for a fourth year.

However, this time it hopes to include extra seating on the site of the former kiosk next to the Speakers’ Corner tree.

How Thor’s could be laid out on the Cornhill.

Documents before the council outline the owners’ work with Lincoln BIG and others to organise the event, which they hope to run for 55 days from November 7 to December 31.

“As we look to hold our experience during the winter months, our temporary structure will brighten up what will be a dark area at that time and add to the already planned Christmas decoration of the area,” said the documents.

“It will support the need to build activity early in the evening and boost the regeneration of the city, particularly in the wake of the pandemic when coming together, socially distanced, is even more important than ever.”

The business, which says it has attracted nearly 100,00 visitors annually over the past three years, offers a series of festive drinks as well as hosting a traditional German sausage stand.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“The location for the site in Lincoln has been chosen as it attracts both day and evening footfall, fitting with previous sites established around the country.

“In addition, with the recent rejuvenation of the Cornhill Quarter, the chance to use this square, highlighting the new businesses in the area and reminding people how aesthetically pleasing the Cornhill Exchange is, can only benefit Lincoln and the businesses in this vicinity.”

Councillors will examine the plans at a later date.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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