£200k new cocktail bar set to stir up Wolverhampton
A £200,000 new cocktail bar is set to shake things up in Wolverhampton city centre this summer, creating 20 new jobs.
The Bohemian is expected to open its doors in July, and is currently undergoing a major refurbishment.
The lease on the Lichfield Street site was taken on in February from SEP Properties. The venue used to be home to the Quadrant Lounge and Irish MBassy.
An extensive cocktail menu and several craft beers and draught ciders will be available at the new bar, while the food menu will take a tapas-style format, with sharing platters featuring, though bosses are remaining tight-lipped on what type of grub will be available.
Management are currently in the process of recruiting mixologists and waiting staff in preparation for the planned opening in July.
It is hoped that the upstairs area will be opened by the beginning of next year, with a function facility with an extra bar planned. More job are likely to be created as a result.
Andrew Rhodes, manager of the new bar, said: "We're bringing a concept that we believe is a first for Wolverhampton.
"Cocktails are going to the core of our business, we have a menu of 50 plus.
"We are also going to have a strong offering of craft beer and eight ciders from around the country on draught.
"We will have a food menu which will be based around sharing plates and bowls. I don't want to reveal too much about the menu just yet, but it'll be tapas style but not Spanish.
"We will have around 20 vacancies at first. We're recruiting and training mixologists from around the West Midlands.
"It's coming along really well and we're proud so far. We're just looking forward to getting up and running now and making a success of it."
"The Bohemian is all about sharing and socialising, with large tables, intimate booth areas and a cosy 'snug',
"It provides the perfect venue for quick bites and lazy lunches. Heading into the weekend, we transform into a social hub for the city centre, people can indulge in late night drinks and socialising until the early hours.
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