INTU Lakeside has signed 360 Champagne & Cocktails to open a flagship champagne and cocktail bar right in the heart of the shopping centre. The bar will offer 120 seats, a bar magician, flaring bartenders and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus sweet and savoury snacks such as cupcakes, afternoon tea, artisan breads and olives.
The champagne bar will be positioned on a new floor that will appear to ‘float’ part way above the Central Atrium from level two, offering customers a fantastic vantage point over the shopping centre. It is due to open at the end of October.
360 Champagne & Cocktails has already proved extremely popular with customers of all ages at other intu shopping centres across the country including intu Trafford Centre (Manchester), intu Metrocentre (Newcastle) and intu Braehead.
Craig Ince, Managing Director of 360 Champagne & Cocktails comments, “The intu Lakeside bar is our most ambitious yet and we are delighted that intu is creating a whole new area of the centre for us. We deliver exciting birthday and engagement parties and have a particularly strong following from female shoppers looking for a treat whilst shopping. Our bars are about luxury and fun – cocktail staff juggle bottles, shakers and ice and our bar magicians are there to entertain and engage with the customer, including young families and children.”
Izzie Peskett, intu Lakeside’s Marketing Manager, said, “360 Champagne & Cocktails is a perfect fit for intu Lakeside and will enhance the atmosphere and luxury feel of this central area. We are sure that our shoppers will enjoy the theatre of the bar magician and flaring bartenders and the luxury of the afternoon tea, cupcakes and, of course, the champagne itself.”