How to have a good night out in Kendal
The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal (122a Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE; +44 1539 725133; www.breweryarts.co.uk) is a haven for live music and arthouse cinema, with no less than three cinemas, a theatre and a music venue. Check out the Intro Bar and the Vats Bar, the latter with a daily pizza menu and bar snacks.
For a sundowner, the Hawkshead Brewery (Mill Yard, Staveley LA8 9LR: +44 1539 822644; www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk) offers a chance to sample its beers and watch them being made in the vault-like Beer Hall.
For more information on nightlife, see my Lake District nightlife page.