Bar Douro

Portuguese wine bar and restaurant Bar Douro is opening its second London site, located in the Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate. Helmed by restaurateur Max Graham, the new venue, like its sister flagship in London Bridge, will offer a contemporary take on traditional Portuguese cuisine and regional wines. Situated in a Grade II-listed building, Bar …

Sugar Hut Essex

Famous Essex nightclub Sugar Hut has relaunched after being bought by the team behind Studio 338 in south east London. The venue boasts a number of new exterior and interior features. The central cobbled courtyard has been given a new floor and the indoor space has been fitted with new lighting, screens, infrastructure and sound …

Roxy Ball Room Birmingham

Bar operator Roxy Leisure is opening a new Roxy Ball Room site in Digbeth, Birmingham in January. Offering pool, beer pong, shuffleboard and arcade games, Roxy Ball Room Birmingham will be the ninth venue for the brand, with others located in Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds and Liverpool. Located on Heath Mill Lane, the new Birmingham bar …

Manahatta York

Arc Inspirations has opened a new Manahatta site in York following a major £400,000 investment, taking the bar brand’s portfolio up to six. Located in the heart of the historic city, the venue has been transformed into a “glamorous” and “contemporary” New York-inspired cocktail bar, featuring neon signs and booths. The cocktail and drinks menu …

The Lost Alhambra

The Adventure Bar Group, the team behind Tonight Josephine, Bar Elba and Blame Gloria, have opened The Lost Alhambra bar in Leicester Square. Described as the operator’s most Instagram-worthy venue yet, the new late-night bar is situated on the original site of the notorious Alhambra Theatre, which opened its doors in 1854. Once described as …

Cockatiel Club from Darling & Edge

Hackney Wick-based immersive set design studio Darling & Edge has opened a new drinking and dining destination in London. The basement cocktail bar, named Cockatiel Club, launched to the public on November 15. Situated in a hidden spot below Hello Darling, Darling & Edge’s playful restaurant, and Darling House, an experimental house party style bar, …

London Cocktail Club Clapham

The London Cocktail Club (LCC) has opened a new venue in Clapham, south west London, which takes its inspiration from some of the biggest blockbuster movies. Guests enter through a cinema-style door on Clapham High Street, following the stairs along the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ to the main area. The immersive bar aims to transport …

Moto Covent Garden

Moto, a new Japanese-inspired bar and retail space, is preparing to open in London’s Covent Garden. The 25-cover bar will serve a range of independent craft sakes and Japanese spirits sourced direct from breweries, which can be enjoyed alongside a contemporary Japanese food and snacks offering. To create the concept, the venue’s founders spent years …

London’s Bermondsey has welcomed Vermouth 49, a new experiential bar that celebrates vermouth and Spain’s aperitivo culture. Located under a Victorian railway arch in Bermondsey, Vermouth 49 is inspired by the vermouth bars of Spain. It serves the fortified wine drink neat or on the rocks, accompanied by a selection of “salty nibbles”. The bar’s …

Colours Hoxton

The Mothership Group, the team behind venues Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Brighton’s Patterns, has opened a new multi-arts bar and club in Hoxton called Colours. Residing on the former site of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Colours has been created in collaboration with east London live music venues Hackney’s Village Underground and …