February 3, 2011 3.04 pm This story is over 153 months old

City wine bar to open

New bar: A new wine bar in Lincoln is ready to open its doors on April 1, after being closed for 25 years.

Update on Monday, March 28 — Bar 67 is set to open on Friday, April 1.

Update on Friday, February 4 — Due to licensing delays, Bar 67 told The Lincolnite that its opening has been postponed to a later, unspecified date.

A hotel wine bar that had been closed to the public for the past 25 years announced the date it will open its doors.

Bar 67, situated in The Lincoln Hotel (opposite the Cathedral), will open up to wine fanatics on February 11, at 5pm.

As first reported in The Lincolnite, the bar will offer mix and match sets from its choice of 50 different wines and spirits, in three different price brackets.

A retro 60s and 70s decor has been given to the bar in homage of its original roots, and plenty of comfortable seating.

The hotel’s owner, Christopher Nevile, already has future plans for the bar, including comedy, jazz and open mic nights.

The bar also aims to attract local customers as well as source from local traders.

Nevile said: “I am very excited about the launch of Bar 67.

“Lincoln is a great place for nightlife but we felt the one thing it did lack was a really sophisticated wine bar so we decided to bring the hotel’s original bar back to life but with a contemporary yet retro feel.

“Our opening night on Friday 11th February promises to be an enjoyable event.

“Although situated at the hotel, Bar 67 has its own entrance and is very much geared towards members of the public as well as hotel guests.”

Bar Manager, Adrian Gray (26) (pictured), said he is excited to open what he feels is a new concept for the city.

Gray said: “The plan got the go-ahead in August last year after we noticed that there were no other specific wine bars in Lincoln, only cocktail bars.”

Source: Shooting Star