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THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN …. DESIGNING ANOTHER STUNNING MANCHESTER BAR

Having more recently worked in Russia and the Middle East, Manchester design outfit JudgeGill has come back to its roots and created what’s already been dubbed “the best bar concept Manchester will see this year*”. And they’re bringing a taste of New York to the North West.

The Black Dog Ballroom is a new late night ‘Bar-come-Pool Hall-come-New York Diner’, opening in Manchester’s independent creative hub The Northern Quarter in October this year. It will be situated in the basement of the iconic Affleck’s Palace building – in the exact space that JudgeGill designed ISOBar 16 years ago - one of JudgeGill’s first projects.

The Black Dog Ballroom is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Ross MacKenzie, the man behind other Manchester hotspots including One Central Street and Purple Pussycat, and Jobe Ferguson of The Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar.

Ross MacKenzie explains: “The Northern Quarter is a thriving community with a variety of different venues but we feel there is space for something with the fab personality of the Blackdog Ballroom.

“Our inspiration comes from the style of the late night speakeasys found in NYC bar scene, such as Employees Only and PDT. The name is inspired by Churchill’s infamous ‘black dog’ depressive moods in an attempt to create the ultimate environment to lighten even the darkest of day.”

He added: “We wanted to re-create the feel of New York’s underground bar and diner scene, but still make it accessible to people. We’re looking to attract Northern Quarter residents and workers, and expect word to soon catch on to the rest of the City and then the North West.”

Trading 16 hours a day, Black Dog Ballroom will offer a menu centred around the quality gourmet burger and pizza theme, draught beers, four pool tables plus a further table in the private room available to those who want to party behind closed doors.

JudgeGill has created the brand identity as well as interior design specification for the 4,200 sq foot (388m2) Black Dog Ballroom.

JudgeGill managing director, Kevin Gill said: “Inside the venue, we’ve created seven key areas, including the pool area, dance floor, main bar, lounge, lobby and library; and there’s a secret pool room, known as the ‘Ball room’, with key code entry – one of the key features of the bar.

“Throughout, we’re using impactful graphics and wall treatments, such as book print wall paper in the library and backlit black dog images.

“Overall, we’ve created an elegant environment that will deliver a stimulating experience. The design combines decadent fabrics with natural materials, where modern design meets traditional features to give a very theatrical and dramatic effect.

“Dark wood floorboards are contrasted with slate tiles and shot blasted brickwork; wood panels adorn the library walls. There’s a dynamic and enticing blend of mood lighting, a statement staircase, luxe couches, booth seating, linen drapes plus loads of quirky features that will make this unlike anything Manchester – or the North West – has ever seen before.”

Gill added: “It’s fantastic to be back designing on the site of one of the first bars that we created when we were young twenty-somethings! ISOBar stood out as a ground breaking design concept then and we’re here doing it again with The Black Dog Ballroom 16 years on.”

Jobe Ferguson comments: “With simple, gourmet food and great quality drinks we wanted to re-create the exclusivity of New York’s underground bar and diner scene, but still make it accessible to people. We’re looking to attract Northern Quarter residents and workers, and expect word to soon catch on to the rest of the North West.”

Email: khpr@btinternet.com


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