UK BARS UPDATE!
Coming soon, to a city near you…
Seeing as we recently updated you all on our International Bar hunt, it’s time we brought things closer to home and looked at how our planned UK bars are progressing. So here’s a run-down of the state of play of our upcoming UK BrewDog bars. If you live in (or near) one of these cities, it’s time to get excited…
We are just about to begin work on converting a fantastic site into what will shortly become BrewDog Leicester! The property formally known as Wills Bar has a two-level interior, majoring on a really cool feature horseshoe bar, and is located on Friar Lane, mid-way between the town hall and the castle. Our re-fit there will start as soon as possible!
As you would expect, the curving bar gives us plenty of room to imminently load twenty draught taps for the drinking pleasure of all Leicesterians. Alongside the beer, we’ll also be serving a full BrewDog food menu, there will be tastings and other events, and the place will be stocked out with vintage pinball and arcade games. Opening in April, it’s going to be awesome!
BrewDog Leeds II
Also in the pipeline is our second bar for that great beery bastion – Leeds. Our first BrewDog bar there is going great guns, but the chance to open in a landmark Grade II listed corner unit was just too good to pass up. So we’ll be arriving very soon at Crispin Lofts, on the corner of North Street and New York Road, at the southern edge of Lovell Park.
The curved glass frontage there looks truly amazing, and the sheer size of the unit gives us a huge amount of space – arranged over two floors – to play with. Look for a typically BrewDog-esque number of taps and a great selection of food to complement. Leeds is such a great city for beer; we can’t wait to open our second location there.
BrewDog Glasgow Merchant City
Whilst we’re on the subject of doubling up, our plans for a more food-focused second site in Glasgow are still running along nicely. We have a corner unit – always with the corner units – in the Merchant City, at the junction of Hutcheson and Garth Streets. There’s a bit more work to do yet, but we’ll be up and open there ready for an early summer opening!
A short zip across the central belt, and we are really excited to be able to announce that we have found a site to open our next BottleDog; in Edinburgh. Our bar in that city was the second we opened – in fact, BrewDog Edinburgh will shortly celebrate its fourth birthday – so it’s high time we helped the citizens of this beer-knowledgeable city get their hands on even more great takeaway craft beer. BottleDog Edinburgh will open at 25a Dundas Street in June!
We’re also still working hard to finally get over the line on the south coast. We have the location earmarked, but the paperwork has taken some time to work through. However, we’re hopeful all that will be completed imminently and we can get down to business. Our site is the former Blind Tiger Club on the corner (of course) of Marlborough Place and Kingswood Street, just north of the iconic Royal Pavilion. Once we’re good to go, BrewDog Brighton can finally take shape.
Looking further ahead, also on the south coast we are really keen to finally open the doors to BrewDog Southampton – look for announcements there in the near future – as well as a further bar site in Edinburgh. In London, the refurbishment continues at the Essex Road site in Islington, and we are looking forward to announcing monumental plans for the people of Dalston.
As you would expect, to fill these new and exciting BrewDog bars, we will need new and exciting staff! We are recruiting General and Assistant Managers for all of these locations – and others – so if you are a proven craft beer evangelist with a passion for serving, training and hosting in our amazing fleet of UK bars, then we would love to hear from you. Our Vacancies page is here – if you think you are a great fit for our bar division, let us know!