One of Leeds hottest bars is set to cause a stir when it re-opens its doors following a £220,000 makeover next week. The Slug and Lettuce, on Park Row in the town centre is currently closed undergoing a top to toe refurbishment and will re-open with a spectacular launch party on Thursday 8 November.

The town centre bar, favoured by office workers, shoppers and weekend partygoers is enjoying a total refit from décor through to furniture and from facilities through to furnishings. A stunning new mirrored back bar will form the basis of a striking centrepiece, whilst a sumptuous new colour palate of plum, aubergine, purple and gold will add to the welcoming feel of the bar.

General manager of The Slug and Lettuce in Leeds, Mark Fraser has conjured a spectacular opening evening to wow both existing and new customers and showcase the new look. Local businesses are being invited to join Mark and his team for an exclusive sneaky peak view of the bar from 5pm on Thursday 8 November. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks and tasty canapés from the new Christmas menu whilst being entertained by stilt walkers and fire breathers, a magician and a cocktail masterclass from The Slug and Lettuce’s very own cocktail experts. Doors will open to the public from 8pm with the first 100 customers offered complimentary glass of cava and the chance to win an iPad.

“The first 100 guests to arrive will each receive a glass of bubbly and key” explains Mark Fraser, The Slug and Lettuce’s general manager, “Each customer will then be invited to try their luck opening the treasure chest with their key in order to win its contents – the latest Apple iPAD.

The party atmosphere will continue throughout the opening weekend with show-stopping action from stilt walkers and fire breathers performing tricks during both Friday and Saturday evening.

“We’re really going to town with the refurbishment, extending the bar area, changing the décor and putting in new toilets”, added Mark. “The new design is stylish and contemporary but will feel warm and inviting too, a perfect combination for our customers. Whilst the builders are busy on site the team and I are preparing for the Christmas party season just round the corner, with a new Christmas menu, some fabulous winter cocktails and great customers deals in the offing. We know our customers want quality, style, faultless customer service and value for money and we believe we have that whole package. As well as competitive Christmas party deals, we have some unique ideas such as our private cocktail masterclasses that will add pizazz to any office Christmas party,” continued Mark.

The Slug and Lettuce is situated at 14 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HU