Indi Bar, located on the corner of Lichfield Street and Princess Street, hosted its VIP launch on Thursday (4th November) and enjoyed a hugely successful opening weekend.
More than 350 people attended the VIP event, and in excess of 1,000 people visited over the course of the weekend to enjoy all-day food and experience the resident promotions – Friday Fever and Vanity – on Friday and Saturday.
Operations Director for The Bar Leisure Group, Budh Sidhho said: “We chose Wolverhampton because we thought it was ready for an exciting new venue and we were right –We are absolutely delighted with the response we’ve had to the venue – we’ve had excellent feedback and the place was buzzing.
“The interest started immediately on Friday morning when we opened to the public, with people popping in for breakfast, and we had a great stream throughout the weekend of people visiting to check it out and enjoy lunch, snacks and drinks.
“We’re told that the balance is just right – we’ve a great range of good quality food at a sensible price. Not only does that appeal to the workers in the city who want somewhere new with a good choice of dishes, but it’s proving a particular hit with students, who want nutritious, good food at a price they can afford,” he added.
The menu comprises of a range of meals, from sausage and mash, rotisserie chicken, eleven kinds of pie and a range of salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well as breakfast being served from 8am from 99p.
This week is expected to be just as popular, as this Thursday will see Galaxy’s Dan Kelly launch The Weekend Begins at Indi Bar.
Dan Kelly said: “Over the past two years, The Weekend Begins has been the busiest weekly Thursday party in Birmingham, and I'm now looking forward to hosting and DJing at the event here in Wolverhampton. With our music policy of a combination of party-fuelled house, RnB, hip hop and classics, teamed with great drinks promos we are looking to vitalise Thursday nights in the city,” he added.
The Weekend Begins will run from 9pm-3.30am every Thursday, and admission will be free before 10pm.
The full extent of the £3.5 million invested into Indi Bar will not be revealed until Spring 2011, when the five-storey building comprising of a night club, members’ bar, lounge bar, restaurant and café bar, as well as a number of private-hire areas, will open.