The former Tokyo nightclub in Lincoln has been taken over by a trio of local music promoters, who will open their new double venue this weekend.
The Grade II listed Constitutional Quarter on Silver Street will open its doors on October 11 as new club Circle, plus ground floor bar called Brewhaus.
The upstairs Circle nightclub features new lighting and sounds with a ‘festival-style’ LED wall, ‘Vegas booth’ seating with table service, mixed media artwork by Dirty Hands Co and a VIP den.
The popular MODA nights will continue as usual in the Basement, along with guest DJs, Lovedough, hip hop and R&B club nights.
The ground level area of the building has been opened up in order to create the new Brewhaus bar.
Run by experienced leisure manager Rob Smith, Brewhaus is a contemporary bar with an industrial-style look created by award winning designers Collective Design.
The bar will offer live weekend music sessions, an in-house pizzeria and a bar menu created by drinks consultants The Liquorists.
There are 72 world beers to choose from at the bar as well as wines, cocktails and a separate Tap Room bar where guests can pull their own beer.
Entry to Bewhaus will be free before 11pm and will open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October. From November it will open 7 days a week from 4pm until late.
The lauch on October 11 will begin in Brewhaus at 7pm.
The music minds behind the takeover of the club are Ben Webb, Dumi Siwo and Matt Lovedough, of Lovedough.
Benn Webb said: “We’re thrilled to have created this opportunity – it’s a case of three dedicated music fans and promoters coming together to combine their knowledge and passion.
“The club nights we’re keeping are already massively successful and we have exciting plans to build on these. We hope people will come down and share the love – it’s an incredible venue and deserves to shine again.”
Simon Mcilwraith of Collective Design added: “We work on many listed buildings and it’s always a pleasure to lovingly frame their hidden treasures.
“To create Brewhaus we focused on original features such as exposed brick and steel work.
“The original, ceiling and full height arched windows soften the industrial edges, creating an authentic feel, true to the history of the building.
“In retaining the building’s original features, scars and all; it tells the story if what this epic building has been through, whilst introducing a unique, impactful and stylish bar to the space. Brewhaus is a wonderful place to relax in and enjoy together.”
The former Tokyo nightclub was closed in June following complaints about the alcohol being served by the operators.