May 2016 – Smash opens in Reading

Ping-pong, wiff waff or table tennis. . . whatever you call it, it’s where the party people are at! Smash is a brand new, unique entertainment venue which opened it’s doors in Reading on Friday 27th May, bringing ping-pong into focus as the sport to play whilst enjoying a beer.  Smash offers a range of over 40 […]

September 2014 – Lola Lo Bristol Arrives

On Wednesday 17th September we opened our latest Lola Lo, in Bristol. The former Po Na Na site in the Clifton Triangle was converted into the newest addition to the Lola family and after a fantastic opening weekend has continued to flourish and become the place to be for students and locals alike. Bristol Lola […]

August 2014 – Sakura Bournemouth Opens Alongside Embargo Republica

Phew August was a busy month for the Eclectic team! On the same day as Embargo Republica opened, Sakura came to Bournemouth. On Thursday 21st we opened our third Sakura in Bournemouth – the opening weekend was a huge success and the positive feedback we’ve had from the people of Bournemouth has been overwhelming. Sakura […]

August 2014 – Embargo 59 is Reborn as Embargo Republica

On Thursday 21st we held our VIP opening for the newly refurbished Embargo 59, which has been transformed into Embargo Republica. The who’s who of Chelsea graced us with their presence and everyone had a fabulous evening, with Embargo Republica receiving rave reviews from those who came. Designed to capture the spirit, style and smoothness of Cuba, […]

July 2014 – Appointment of Chief Operating Officer Leigh Nicolson

We’re also very pleased to announce that Leigh Nicolson has been appointed to the Company’s Board as an executive director and Chief Operating Officer. Leigh joined the Group in 2006 as area manager for the London area. His role developed to become National Operations Manager, and he was appointed Operations Director for Eclectic in 2010. […]

July 2014 – Exciting Developments in Liverpool and at Embargo

We’re pleased to report that Eclectic recently signed an agreement to a lease on a new site in Liverpool, a key target city for us. The site will become the next member of the Lola Lo family and we will develop the unit in the financial year ending June 2015 – bringing the number of […]

April 2014 – Lola Lo Derby Makes it 10!

On Thursday 3rd April Lola Lo opened it’s doors in Derby and put Lola into double figures! It’s situated in The Old Post Office and is the second of our Lola’s which is also a daytime food operation. The opening has been a huge success, especially the food side of the business. Lola Lo Derby […]

March 2014 – Eclectic Buys Lowlander

March was a busy month for Eclectic! As well as the opening of the first of our new brand, Dirty Blonde, we also exchanged contracts to acquire Lowlander in Covent Garden. Lowlander is a food-led brand which specializes in beers from Belgium and the Netherlands. Lowlander gives us a brand able to operate throughout the […]

March 2014 – Dirty Blonde Arrives in Brighton

On Thursday 27th March, after a lot of hard work from the Eclectic team, the first of our new concept Dirty Blonde was revealed to the people of Brighton. Located on the site of the former Madame Geisha venue in Brighton’s buzzing East Street, the New York-inspired bar and restaurant, is set to bring an injection […]

November 2013 – Eclectic Bar Group float on AIM

Eclectic Bar Group is pleased to announce the successful floatation of our Ordinary Shares on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc. Read more here

December 2013 – Lola Lo Arrives in Manchester!

Lola Lo opened its doors in Deansgate Lock last night with a launch party packed to the rafters.  People flocked to be the first to experience the new Polynesia bar and grill and they certainly weren’t disappointed. General Manager Andrew Bailey says, “We had an incredible response to our opening night with the guest list […]

October 2013 – Eclectic Acquires Brighton’s Coalition Nightclub

In October 2013 Eclectic Bars added Coalition nightclub in Brighton to its portfolio of businesses. The 600-capacity club, located in the Kings Road Arches on the seafront, is open five nights a week and has earned an enviable reputation as one of the town’s leading music venues, playing host to some of the country’s best-known DJ’s […]

September 2013 – The Eclectic Team Pedal Their Way to Paris!

On Wednesday 4th September seven members of the Eclectic head office team got on their bikes in London and on Saturday 7th September they got off them in Paris! After months of preparation (and a few wobbles while getting used to clip in pedals)! Team Eclectic took part in a London to Paris charity bike […]

March 2013 – Lola Lo Launch Their Tiki Cocktail Masterclasses

In March this year we launched our Tiki Cocktail Masterclasses within our Lola Lo brand in partnership with Havana Club. The classes were launched to tap into the occasions market and are perfect for everything from birthday gifts and corporate team-building activities, to hen and stag dos and birthday parties. The classes give customers the chance […]

March 2013 – We Welcome Madame Geisha into the Eclectic Fold

We are again very proud to announce the acquisition of Brighton’s Japanese-themed late-night bar, Madame Geisha. The 300-capacity bar, in the town’s fashionable East Street boutique quarter, is open six nights a week until 3.00am and has earned an enviable reputation for its innovative, early-week student nights and solid weekend trading. Madame Geisha is situated […]

September 2012 – Sakura Reading Refurbishment

After an amazing four-floor refurbishment, Sakura in Reading has reopened its doors! With the addition of a dance floor downstairs, and a spectacular make-over of the VIP area into the Gold Room complete with Belvedere balcony, the club really was reborn on the weekend of 31st August/1st September. Our beautiful clubbers enjoyed the music of […]

August 2012 – Exciting New Additions to Sakura Manchester

Sakura in Manchester is going from strength to strength with the addition of a spectacular new dance floor upstairs. The dining areas remain during early evening for customers to enjoy our Sakura Pan-Asian cuisine, and later on the room transforms with a stunning light and laser show. Sakura will also be debuting brand new food […]

August 2012 – Eclectic Secures Management Contract of PBR Leisure Limited

The end of August 2012 saw Eclectic Bars take over the day to day management of the PBR business, which includes The Living Room, a leading premium bar and restaurant brand consisting of 14 sites, and a portfolio of 19 other bar, nightclub and hotel businesses operated under the Ultimate Leisure umbrella across the UK. Reuben […]

July 2012 – New Lola Lo Websites

After a few years of use, we decided it was time to retire our old websites and introduce shiny new ones to our Lola Lo customers! You can see our special events, browse the galleries and download your photo, book VIP tables, download our cocktail menus and lots more! We want to make sure we […]

June 2012 – The Eclectic YouTube Channel

We wanted to bring a slice of club life to you at home or on the move, and thought what better way than through video! Searching ‘Eclectic Bars’ on YouTube will take you to our channel and show you tours of our Lola Lo clubs about the country, filmed during weekend in early 2012. We […]

May 2012 – New Eclectic Website

We are proud to announce the launch of the new Eclectic Bars website! You can browse all you need to know about Eclectic including our brands, interiors and people. Here in the news sections, we’ll keep you up to date with announcements, new openings and special features in the Eclectic clubs. So have a click […]

February 2012 – Lola Lo Lincoln Opens

Phew! It’s been a very busy 2011/2012 and we think the best place to start our news update is with a rundown of our new Lola Lo clubs… Edinburgh Lola Lo opened on 18th August 2011, and is very nearly at its 1st anniversary of bringing a slice of the South Pacific to Scotland! The […]

April 2011 – Sakura Manchester nominated for top design award!

We are all delighted that Sakura Manchester has been short listed in the prestigious ‘Restaurant Bar Design Awards’ under the multiple bar or club category. Eclectic Bars along with Julian Tailor, the design company responsible for Sakura Manchester, are elated to be nominated for these awards alongside the world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. Now […]

March 2011 – Eclectic announce the investment of £850,000 in two new Lola Lo’s!

We are very proud to announce the openings of Lola Lo Oxford on Friday 8th April and Lola Lo Cambridge on Friday 27th May, in the country’s two premier university cities. Customers will be able to immerse themselves in a bounty paradise and party the night away enjoying a dazzling array of cocktails and club […]

February 2011 – Trip to Marrakesh

In February 2011 the Eclectic team celebrated their success of the previous year with an awards ceremony in Marrakech. Key members of the business including managers, sales & marketing managers, DJ’s, promoters, security and bar staff were invited to the annual ceremony where awards were given out for accolades such as Best Contribution, Best Manager […]

November 2010 – Lola Lo arrives in Norwich!

After the very successful launch of Lola Lo, Brighton, we have great pleasure in announcing the opening of Lola Lo in Norwich on Friday 12th November! Lola Lo, the intimate South Pacific, Tiki bar and club is a concept we have been working on for the last two years. With its authentic Polynesian décor featuring […]

October 2010 – Sakura, Deansgate Locks, Manchester opens Friday 1st October

We are extremely proud to announce the launch of Sakura, Manchester. the newest elite and most inspired bar and club, which will open on Deansgate Locks on Friday 1 October with a weekend of entertainment set to revolutionise the city’s already renowned and eclectic entertainment panorama. The opening Friday will feature two Kiss 100 legends – former […]

July 2010 – Eclectic announce the launch of its new brand ‘Lola Lo’

The vibrant and colourful south-coast seaside resort of Brighton has been chosen as home to the first of our new brand, the intimate South Pacific Tiki bar and club ‘Lola Lo’. We have spent almost two years developing the concept, alongside interior designer Jamie Wilson. Lola Lo re-creates an authentic Polynesian vibe, with rustic décor […]

June 2010 Cystic Fibrosis Trust announced as our charity of choice for 2010 Close

We are very proud to announce that the Cystic Fibrosis Trust is our charity of choice for 2010. The first benefit – a dinner and charity auction for Eclectic’s suppliers and friends – was held in March at Embargo59 where £10,000 was raised for the cause. In April, our company’s Managing Director, Reuben Harley, and […]

May 2010 – The Eclectic Bars website is launched!

After much deliberation and many hours hard work, we’re delighted to launch our new website. The site has been designed as a hub for the brand, enabling all interested parties to learn about the business and our bar and club brands. In addition it is designed to assist the recruitment process for senior and management […]