Retro-style party time At Newcastle's Popolo
PUBLISHED: 16:24 10 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:02 20 February 2013
Cocktail connoisseurs and foodies are in for a treat as one of Newcastle's most popular nightspots celebrates its tenth birthday with the launch of a special cocktail menu at 2002 prices, together with a range of exciting events and promotions.
Cocktail connoisseurs and foodies are in for a treat as one of Newcastles most popular nightspots celebrates its tenth birthday with the launch of a special cocktail menu at 2002 prices, together with a range of exciting events and promotions, themed nights and the chance to win a luxury trip to Amsterdam.
Described as New York bar meets Italian coffee shop, Popolo on Newcastles Pilgrim Street was originally established by one of the regions most successful business families, the De Giorgis, and is famous for its retro decor, unique cocktails and freshly prepared Italian-themed food.
New owners Popolo Leisure are marking the tenth anniversary by launching cocktail masterclasses and Polynesian-style Tiki nights, extending the food menu, revamping the bars famous Mojito Wednesdays menu, and pulling in appearances by a series of top name guest djs.
Ten years in business and a loyal band of customers who rate us as by far one of the best cocktail bars in Newcastle really is something to celebrate, said Popolo Leisure director William Delaney.
We came up with the idea of a 10 year cocktail menu to give people the chance to enjoy our exclusive cocktails made with premium spirits and fresh ingredients, and all at retro prices to suit the pockets of the citys partygoers.
Our award-winning bartenders have also created a fantastic new cocktail list mixing some fresh ideas with some traditional favourites, and we are laying on a series of Shake or Stir masterclasses with big name drinks brands such as Patron Tequila and Havana Club, where people can learn the history behind the spirit and how this is produced, as well as the recommended means of serving and how to adapt this into their own cocktail making or put a twist on some old classics.
The bar is also undergoing a cosmetic refurbishment to add an extra seating and atmospheric lighting area for diners, plus a continental-style canopy to the exterior.
Alex Calista, group operations manager said: Were already well known as a stylish but unpretentious nightspot so we want to keep our much-loved retro feel, but also put more emphasis on our tasty food menu and range of world and craft beers.
By creating more eating space, introducing new food and drink promotions and building on our well-established name as king of the cocktail bars, we aim to make sure people see Popolo as the ideal spot for either a big night out with friends or a cosy dinner for two.