October 22, 2012 matthew.fahey@gmail.com


Shoreditch Bar Group, the East London-based bar group who operate Cargo, The Shoreditch, Casa Blue, The Redchurch and Ballyhoo in The West End, have secured its sixth site, after acquiring the leasehold interest of a ground floor and basement bar at 18-22 Houndsditch, London, EC3.

The name of the new venue is likely to be “Dukes Bar” as it was for many years until recently when the former operator chose not to renew their lease with the landlord. Shoreditch Bar Group (who pride themselves in serving top class cocktails and gourmet food with cutting edge pioneering live music) will operate the ground floor as a cocktail bar and gourmet pizza restaurant that will serve the vast office population in the immediate vicinity. The basement will be used for corporate hire/ events and also for club nights at the weekend to take advantage of the 6am Premises Licence.

Located opposite the new St Botolph’s Building and a short walk from The Heron Tower, the venue will be open in time for Christmas trading. It extends to approximately 6,200 sq ft GIA on ground and basement and was let off an asking rent of £125,000 per annum. Selsian acted on behalf of the landlord.