Archie’s Bar and Kitchen, the newest venue by Ossett Brewery, has opened in the Granary Wharf area of Leeds city centre. At a cost of £350,000, this new addition to the waterfront pushes Ossett Brewery’s total investment in the area to over £1 million.
The Yorkshire-based brewery owns the neighbouring venues Candle Bar and The Hop, each offering something a little bit different. Located within the Dark Arches under Leeds Railway Station, Archie’s is a bit eccentric in its design, including features such as funfair mirrors, deck chairs, a vintage-style Sound Leisure jukebox, and a rotating disco ball. If you own a pair of flares and have a longing to wear them outside of a fancy dress party without looking like an idiot, it looks like your prayers have been answered.
There is even an orange 70’s VW Campervan inside, from which they serve coffee and juices. Oh, and a sailing boat, just because.
Jamie Lawson of Ossett Brewery said: “Granary Wharf is already such an exciting location and features some of the best hotels, bars and restaurants in Leeds.
“Archie’s Bar & Kitchen is the final piece of the jigsaw within this vibrant area of the city bringing a casual all-day dining experience with a great place to get your â€˜disco groove’ on at the weekend.”
It is situated on the former site of Wasabi Teppanyaki. When the £17 Southern Entrance scheme for Leeds train station is completed in November, exposing the area to thousands more potential customers, the developing Granary Wharf area may quickly become the next Leeds success story.