Popular Southend-on-Sea hangout The Alex is set to reopen its doors on Saturday 30th January following an impressive £330k refurbishment.

The new look bar, located near the seafront on Alexandra Street, spans over two floors and will offer customers an engaging space to relax, dine or be entertained. A fresh menu will be introduced, serving a range of full-flavour dishes including burgers, ribs and mac n cheese that can be washed down with one of the bar’s six craft beers from around the globe, which will be on rotation allowing guests to sample great beers from all corners of the world.

Opening from 10am for breakfast, a grab-and-go coffee counter will be installed, serving fresh pastries and free refillable coffee to make sure that everyone is set for the day ahead. What’s more, the whole site will be equipped with free Wi-Fi and tables will have charge points for phones and laptops. Printing will also be available for those looking for an easy-going workplace away from the office.

The new dedicated ‘Games Room’ will be ideal for customers who want to relax with friends whilst playing pool, gaming machines or retro consoles. For those wishing to enjoy music, the venue’s popular QUIDS in night will return every Tuesday providing the perfect opportunity to let your hair down and dance the night away. Customers can even try their hand at being the DJ, as a simple ‘check in’ allows them to select music from their phones to be played throughout the venue.

Andy Pipe, General Manager at The Alex, said, “We’re really excited to open the doors to the new Alex and can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of our new look. We know that a late night offering is really important to our customers and we want to keep up our reputation as the go-to place in Southend, whether you’re looking for a great night out or something a little more relaxed. We’ll also have a regular program of live music and comedy, and continuing our renowned sports screenings which we know will be even more important for 2016!”

The Alex will be opening its doors at 6pm on Saturday 30th January, with free craft beer tasters and samples from the new menu available to try. Local bands The Lucky Strikes and Darren Jones and the World Music Band will be performing from 8.30pm.

For more information on the new offering please visit www.thealexsouthendonsea.co.uk. If you would like to attend the opening on Saturday 30th January please email [email protected].