A SECRET location in York is to host a hidden bar for cocktail fans.

Barman Ross Woodford is setting up a pop-up cocktail bar for three nights only from Friday, February 28, in an atmospheric setting in the city centre.

Ross, 25, is a barman in Lucia’s wine bar, but wants to start something of his own in York’s bar scene.

Ross, who was born and brought up in York and attended Canon Lee School, said: “At the moment, there aren’t many places for good cocktails in York, and I used to work in bars in Sydney, Australia, where little pop-up nights like this are very popular.”

He will run the bar himself, with help from friends who also work in bars across the city.

The venue will welcome 20 to 40 people each night, but Ross is keeping the venue secret until the last minute when he will send out invitations through the event’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/speakeasylibations.