Laine Pub Company has launched what it describes as “a temple to Brighton’s vinyl culture” on the site of its former Caribbean-themed Riki Tik bar.
Dead Wax Social is described as “a bar for those of us that are done with the digital”. It will focus on craft beers and stone-baked sourdough pizzas.
Music will only be played on vinyl with customers encouraged to bring in their favourite records. There will also be an Album Club with records chosen from local musicians, as well as record fairs, launches and label birthday parties. A mural dedicated to 70 of Dead Wax Social’s favourite Brighton record labels and shops adorns the walls, alongside 7” vinyl art from Daniel Tolhurst.
Beers will be available as 1/3 pints, as well as pints, 2/3 pints (schooners) and halves.
The company said: “Dead Wax Social aims to be the a new community hub for those that work in Brighton’s vibrant music industry as well as anyone that loves music, both echoing and strengthening the role their beloved record shops have provided over the years.”
The Riki Tik brand survives with the company’s recently opened run shack on the seafront, known as Riki Tik Beach Bar.