On one of the oldest streets in the city, a new concept embracing craft and tradition is set to meet the demands of the modern Leeds pub-goer when it launches Friday 21st October.
The Bower’s Tap takes over where the Hourglass once stood, its new premium offer harmonising with the designer shops and cultural diversity of Briggate - tastes of cutting-edge craft beers, chic cocktails, urban street food, and local talent amidst an artisan and stylish warmth.
Designed for the aspiring fashionista, hipster, and stylist, the £300,000 transformation, which has created fifteen new jobs, opens fully at 7pm after a VIP opening.
“The Bowers Tap is named after the old yard behind the pub, a nod to the historic trades of Briggate with its famous alleyways, arcades and yards,” explains manager Tom Baker. “We’ve captured this ‘craft’ in our offer, adding a modern day to night experience, with lots of guilty pleasures.”
With something for everyone, whatever the budget, five things to characterise the new Bowers Tap:
1. A shrine to the craft ale revolution, eleven craft beers and cider served from an eye catching neon lit back wall, alongside six cask ales and bottles. Local to national, Ilkley, Bobcat and Roosters brews to Hophouse 13 and Camden Pils; experiment on crafty Monday with three one thirds for £3.
2. Ladies feel special with wind down cocktails 241 5-8pm; Fizz Friday at £14; and when its time for an extra friendly and welcoming environment, follow the mysteriously flashing arrow to the first floor ‘T’other’ bar with cocktail masterclasses, relaxed seating and premium gins with botanical twists.
3. Loving music, great playlists make the Bowers the place to be. Going big on Fridays and Saturdays with local musicians every Friday and DJs with soul, classic and fun every Saturday 9pm to 2am.
4. Sport showcased in a way that every walk of life feels welcome to enjoy. Experience different zones with audio options and multi screening, and bookable booths with private screens and group offers.
5. What is an urban pub without the latest food trends? Ten hand-stretched, stonebaked pizzas; tasty tapas; street-food style chicken wings; tacos, burgers and burritos. Every occasion from breakfast with pimped up Eggs Benedictine to brunch through to bottomless option Sunday roast!
Asking Tom to sum up the offer: “It’s diverse and so are we. Something for everyone.”