Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has announced it has secured two new bar sites, as it rolls out a number of new concepts.
York and Norwich have been confirmed as the latest cities to boast a BrewDog pub. The 2,500 sq ft York site will be located within the city walls at 130-134 Micklegate, close to York train station. BrewDog Norwich is to occupy a 4,000 sq ft site in the city centre. The brewer said it is also actively looking for new premises in Stirling and Southampton.
The announcement of the new sites comes amidst a flurry of activity for the brewer and pub operator, which currently has 28 bars worldwide, including its latest international site in Oslo.
New concept bars include the imminent opening of ShuffleDog Leeds in early August, which will include three 22ft shuffleboard tables. Artisan coffee and craft beer bar the Newington Fix, and BottleDog Edinburgh at 25a Dundas Street are currently awaiting planning approval. Meanwhile renovations are due to start at the former Giraffe restaurant site on Essex Road, in Islington, London to transform it into beer and gourmet hot dog venue, Dog Eat Dog.
Elsewhere in the UK, it is launching bars in Brighton and Soho, Glasgow, and has recently secured a site for a second bar in Aberdeen. BrewDog Brighton is set to open before the end of August at the site of the old Blind Tiger club on the corner of Marlborough Place and Kingswood Street. A bar and bottle shop will open in the Merchant City area of Glasgow in October, as will the new Aberdeen site on Union Street. BrewDog Soho will be a two-level site located on Poland Street, between Oxford Street and Leicester Square.