Price of a pint: £8 for 4 jagerbombs
Location: Just down from Mansion
Walking distance: 15 minutes from the bus stop
Launching in the deep end of York watering holes, Pop World York is a halcyon nightmare, trapped in the cellar of a Crayola factory run by manic clowns.
The gaudy primary colours emblazoned across the bar scream “The hefty prices include a novelty gimmick tax”.
Favoured by locals more than students, it is difficult to visit Pop World without telling yourself you’re being ironic.
Nineties and noughties chart-piffle blare out of the speakers as you revolve on the inconveniently small, elevated dance-podium, in the hope that the G force will create an aneurism to bless you with sweet release.
To its credit, it is located near Salvation and Mansion, which makes it a necessary pre-drink stop off, as long as you can grit your teeth and think of England.