Viking Tipi Bar pops up in Sheffield for Christmas

A Christmas pop-up bar celebrating Native American Indians will be in Sheffield from 24th November to 31st December.

It has been the second year that Thor’s Tipi bar, created by Yorkshire companies Papakata and Lunchbox Events, lands in the city centres of Sheffield, Leeds and York.

Papakata specialises in hiring gorgeous tents to make for a different party space, while Lunchbox Events work in traditional fairground rides, stalls and attractions.


Located in Sheffield’s Peace Garden, the bar is covered with two linked canvas tipis, with wooden tables, benches with furs and log fires inside.

People can enjoy outdoor seating with atmospheric lights and heating, and choose from local draft ales, mulled wine and hot cider to drink from.


Amanda Monaghan, owner of PapaKata, the York-based Tipi Company, said: “PapaKata has organised Christmas parties in the tipis for many years. Having realised the potential for a venue with a difference, we are really excited that we can finally offer something with a twist to Sheffield’s residents and visitors.”


Maria Farrugia, Executive Producer at Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, said: “Having lived in Yorkshire for 13 years, there was an obvious gap in the city centre at Christmas for a festive food and drink offering. Seeing how other cities were putting people in the Christmas mood made me want to create something similar and so I am excited that we now have something to rival other places in the UK. Sheffield will not be disappointed.”

Ting-Hui You

Taiwanese MA Broadcast Journalism in UOS