Late Night Venue News

The Alchemist makes 'big strides' at breakfast

20 Apr 2018

The Alchemist, the Simon Potts-led cocktail and restaurant concept, is looking to develop the breakfast daypart to maximise value from expensive sites.

Peter Marks

Deltic Group secures new £20m debt package

19 Apr 2018

Deltic Group has secured a new £20m debt facility with HSBC.

Graffiti to relaunch Bold Street Coffee with eye on evenings

17 Apr 2018

Graffiti Spirits, the Liverpool based restaurant and bar operator, has become a partner in Bold Street Coffee, and is to relaunch it as an all-day café and late night bar, MCA has learnt.

Grays & Feather to open sparkling wine bar

13 Apr 2018

Grays & Feather is opening, what it claims is London’s first sparkling wine bar, in Covent Garden this summer.

Ex-Mahiki mixologist takes on Be At One Islington site

13 Apr 2018

Georgi Radev, former manager of London’s Mahiki bar, is to launch his own venture after acquiring the ex-Be At One site in Islington

McDonnell swaps Be At One for Turtle Bay

12 Apr 2018

Graham McDonnell, who recently left Be At One, has joined Turtle Bay as its new head of talent

Brick & liquor

Brick & Liquor gearing-up for crowdfunding campaign

10 Apr 2018

Neighbourhood cocktail bar concept Brick & Liquor is “strongly considering” launching a crowdfunding campaign in the next few months to raise the capital needed for a third and fourth site, MCA has learnt.

Clarke boosts Revolution Bars Group’s property team

04 Apr 2018

Nick Clarke, who recently stepped down as property director of Bistrot Pierre, has joined Revolution Bars Group’s property team

Deltic acquires Exeter site

26 Mar 2018

The Deltic Group has acquired The Terrace bar in Exeter’s Guildhall Shopping Centre.

Liverpool Walkabout sites sells for £1.5m

15 Mar 2018

Pear Securities has sold freehold of the former Walkabout in Liverpool to a local investor operator for £1.5m

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Late Night Venue Opinion

Revolution bar

The morning after the bar brawl

18 Oct 2017

After several months of twists and turns, the pursuit of Revolution Bars Group came to an end yesterday….. for now. With no real winner from this situation, what lies in store for the three main protagonists in this saga and what does that mean for M&A activity in the sector? James Wallin investigates, as well as showing that this story did ultimately have one happy ending.

Deltic Group's Pryzm brand

Deltic Revs up to overtake Stonegate takeover

16 Aug 2017

Why did Deltic go public with its rebuffed bid to merge with Revolution Bars Group, where does it leave Stonegate and what does it mean for the sector? MCA deputy editor James Wallin discusses.

Peter Marks

Marks’ theory on Revolution

15 Aug 2017

Deltic Group chief executive Peter Marks talks to MCA about the group’s proposal to merge with Revolution Bars Group to create a 125-strong “powerhouse” late-night operator.

Inside Track: This is the rhythm of the night

15 Sep 2017

The late-night sector rarely gets a good press, but does the recent surge of interest in Revolution Bars Group show appetite for nightlife is still strong? James Wallin talks to Deltic Group’s chief executive Peter Marks on why he is betting on the success of the sector. 

Duncan and Charlie of Inception Group

Inception eyes a bright future

21 Oct 2016

The Inception Group has made a name for itself with its colourful approach to bars and restaurants, but its latest venture sees a more grown-up approach to healthy eating. Co-founder Charlie Gilkes talks to James Wallin about how all operators need to put the emphasis on experience