New Bar To Open On Newtownards Road In Belfast
A new bar will open at 442-446 Newtownards Road in Belfast later this year as part of an overall investment of £500,000.
As reported by The Belfast Telegraph, the new bar, which will be called Pioneer, is being opened by Bullhouse Brewery owner Willy Mayne and will create approximately six new jobs.
Pioneer will reportedly include a new fully-licensed beer bar, focused around the local community, as well as a beer garden that looks on to CS Lewis Square.
A blog post published on bullhousebeer.co.uk stated, "We'd thought about crowdfunding but in the end we found a few local investors who believe in the vision we have for creating a community focussed neighbourhood bar in the heart of east Belfast.
"We're planning to open this side of Christmas, and we've decided not to go for a late license so we'll be closing at 11pm. Long term plans include the launch of a casual Saturday morning cycling club (our beer garden will back onto the greenway) and regular tastings and events such as homebrew classes.
"Beer wise, we’ll have between around 20 taps of the freshest beer available. With around 10 taps dedicated to our own beers with the rest being rotating guest taps with maybe one or two permanent lines of the beers we love to drink. We'll be fully independent with the ability to offer whatever product we choose. We'll also have a dedicated off-license including the largest selection of beer, wine and spirits in east Belfast.
"We'll also be doing a pretty major expansion at the brewery in Boucher. The plan is to upgrade to a 20HL 3 vessel custom made brewhouse, and more than double our fermentation capacity. We'll also be installing a coldroom among upgrades to the floor, the chilling system and the canning machine. Finally (if the new producers' license allows) we'll be opening a gift shop with a permanent weekly taproom at the brewery and offering tours of our premises."
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