New cocktail bar opens above leading Sheffield venue

Great Gatsby Daisy Sheffield

A new cocktail bar has been created upstairs at leading Sheffield bar The Great Gatsby in partnership with pub company Enterprise.

James Hill and James O’Hara have invested £80,000 into the project to transform an unused first floor into Daisy’s, which they say is one of the city’s first table-service cocktail bars.

The pair have been at the busy venue in Division Street in the city centre since 2011 and have overhauled most parts of it.

James said: “The Great Gatsby is in a prime location on Division Street. It’s always been a busy pub, but we knew we could better it.

“The introduction of Daisy’s means we can now offer something for everyone. It’s a 1950s-60s table-service cocktail bar with a relaxed atmosphere, open every Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 3am.

“If visitors don’t fancy the hustle and bustle of the main pub, Daisy’s is the calm above the storm.”

Work has also been carried out in the main bar area, including new flooring, seating and lighting. A new sound system has enhanced the bar’s extensive music offer, which sees DJs and live music performances every weekend and some week nights.

Back by popular demand, the kitchen continues to be run by Shy Boy Cantina, which serves Mexican-inspired street food from midday to 9pm seven days a week.

James added: “The food provided by Shy Boy Cantina is incredibly popular with Gatsby’s visitors. Whilst we were closed, so many people asked us whether Shy Boy would return and of course, it had to, along with some new items on the menu.

Mike Harrison, regional manager at Enterprise, said: “We do everything we can to ensure that our publicans have opportunities to better their businesses, and are able to put their entrepreneurial spirit into practice.

“The Great Gatsby was performing very well anyway, but the publicans expertly spotted a gap in the market and a reason to invest, rather than resting on their laurels.

“Since the addition of Daisy’s, and expansion of the popular food offer, it’s performing better than ever.”

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