New £850,000 Sheffield city centre bar at former Varsity venue will create 50 jobs

Bar & Beyond, a 665 capacity club will take over the vacant premises on West Street which previously housed Varsity
Bar & Beyond, a 665 capacity club will take over the vacant premises on West Street which previously housed Varsity
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A new bar is set to open its doors to punters after taking up a vacant plot on West Street.

New tenants Bar & Beyond are expected to open its doors for a launch party on Friday, September 16, in time for Freshers' Week.

Bar & Beyond

Bar & Beyond

Builders have moved into the city centre site as part of a £850,000 renovation and bar chiefs say will create 50 jobs both full and part-time.

The student bar chain Varsity closed its doors in Sheffield back in 2013 and after a brief tenure from another firm, the site has been largely vacant ever since.

The 665 capacity bar will open seven-days a week from 5pm and will serve food and drink. Later on in the evening, the bar transforms into a club providing DJ sets and live entertainment until the early hours.

Bar & Beyond general manager David Burgess, who is from Sheffield, said: “I’m really excited to be bringing Bar & Beyond to my home town. It’s a unique concept that gives customers the choice between a fun evening with food and a wide choice of drinks, or to stay out and party the night away. There’s nothing like it in Sheffield and I’m confident it will be a massive hit.”

A sneak peak at what the bar will look like

A sneak peak at what the bar will look like

The new site joins Chelmsford and Stevenage and the Sheffield move is the first Bar & Beyond site acquisition.

In preparation for its launch, the club is recruiting for a variety of roles including front of house, bar teams and hosts.

David said: "“We’re looking for talented people with a passion for customer service. Bar & Beyond is all about creating a fantastic night out and we want to build a team that does just that."

Interested candidates should send their CVs to sheffield@barandbeyond.com

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A sneak peak at whaA sneak peak at what the bar will look like