In February of this year, The Garage is relaunching as a new coffee, cocktail and craft beer bar under new ownership.
But don’t worry guys, this will only be part of it. The 24-year-old music venue will still be functioning with plenty of live bands and club nights. Newly acquired by the DHP family, The Garage has been updated with three new spaces and a brand new sound system.
The new daytime café is to be an American inspired bar called The General Store which promises huge beer fridges. Cocktails will also be served up in American items like Campbell’s soup tins or cornflake packets. There will also be a new live gig room called Thousand Island which is reserved for smaller, intimate sessions.
DHP plan to launch a series of new Saturday club nights too, starting with a Japanese-themed night that can only be described as bonkers. Description as follows: “Guests will be invited to dress up and enter a multi-sensory world where shady characters lurk behind vitriolic noodle vendors, and anime girls huddled in neon-lit Izakaysas. Think Blade Runner meets Baby Metal via Tarantino, soundtracked by Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show.”
Managing Director George Akins said, “The Garage has been on my radar for about 10 years now when I first looked to buy it. For one reason or another we have just missed out on taking over this iconic venue and breathing new life into it. Its location layout and history are perfect for what we are looking for in a venue and we look forward to reinventing the space for a new generation.”
Things are about to get a lot more interesting in Islington. What do you think of the new revamp? Let us know in the comments below.