Get ready for a new city centre hideaway, by order of the Peaky Blinders
Only a few short weeks after we’ve waved goodbye to the Peaky Blinders film crews, the city is about to get another taste of Tommy Shelby and his gang with the arrival of Peaky Blinders Bar and Restaurant, which is set to open in Peter Street tonight (December 7).
The bar, restaurant and live music venue will be inspired by the Peaky Blinders TV series and the whole era from which the show takes its name (The ‘Peaky Blinders’ were a real urban youth gang
active in Birmingham around the late 1800s and early 1900s).
A spokesman for the venue said Peaky Blinders Manchester will incorporate plenty of key elements from the show including character stills, show artwork and décor. And fans can expect to feel like they’re immersed in the Peaky Blinders experience as the ground floor of the venue (formally Sakana) will be transformed into a 1920s style beer hall, cocktail bar and live music venue.
The spokesman said the venue has been carefully designed and inspired by the period and will be a fuss-free and atmospheric, utilising burnt wood and ambient lighting to help create a speakeasy vibe. And guests will be greeted by hosts who will ensure that they feel part of the experience from the off.
Beer will be served in tankards and expertly created period cocktails, inspired by the show, will be served in vintage glassware, alongside contemporary favourites. Live music will provide an exciting soundtrack to the proceedings and from Thursday to Sunday guests can expect live music and DJs creating a singalong party vibe from a wide variety of genres from funk, soul and Motown to disco, rock n roll, indie and pop.
Food will be provided by Ocean Treasure owner Simon Yip (part of the established Chi Yip supermarket
and wholesale group). Mr Yip was based in the Sakana building before the transformation and has partnered with the new owners and will be serving his acclaimed Chinese cuisine upstairs in the restaurant.
Mr Yip and his team will also be providing a menu of small plate Dim Sum for customers who wish to dine downstairs in the bar.
Peaky Blinders Manchester will open tonight (December 7) in Peter Street. Visit the bar’s Facebook page for more information.
Also published on Medium.