• Eve Watson

New bar, kitchen and arcade to open with a 'seaside twist'

Updated: May 13, 2019

The minds behind two of Nottingham’s favourite bars, The Hockley Arts Club and Das Kino, has revealed the name for its newest stylish bar, kitchen and arcade - due to open its doors in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market this Spring.

Located at 9 Fletcher Gate, the new flagship venue will be named Penny Lane after taking inspiration from seaside family holidays, summer trips to Matlock Bath and Blackpool and Brighton’s iconic pier.

Speciality cocktails designed by an award-winning mixologist and an extensive handpicked selection of food and drinks will all feature on the menu, designed to reflect the seaside look and feel.

The new bar and kitchen, which will serve as both a daytime and evening venue, will also have a nostalgic amusement arcade with a mid-century British inspired design throughout.

Michael Johnson, the operations director at Penny Lane, said: “We are thrilled to be opening our newest venture in Nottingham’s Lace Market – it is the perfect location and we think people will be really excited to try it out. Penny Lane will be our flagship venue, and will feature some of our most exciting and adventurous ideas yet.

Michael Johnson

“Nottingham is such a vibrant city, known for its artistic flare and independent scene, so it was really important that we created something different with a unique interactive element – Penny Lane is just that.”

Occupying a 7,000sqft purpose built commercial unit close to the tram stop, the vintage inspired venue will have a 50’s glam vibe, with flashes of neon and bold coloured textures, to tie in with the brands signature style.

Michael added: “There will be unusual cocktails on the menu, designed to bring back British childhood memories. Our Twister cocktail at The Hockley Arts Club is extremely popular, so we will be using similar ideas to fit in with the fun quirky theme at Penny Lane, as well as colourful lights and stunning monochrome tiles to deliver an iconic venue that the city can be proud of.

“We are really excited to open up the venue during the daytime too, which will be suitable for families and children looking to have a go on the games and relax with some casual food and drink.”

The build is well under way and will be open to the public in late April.

For more information visit www.pennylanenottingham.com