Granary Wharf is set to welcome a brand-new café bar and club to its central Leeds waterfront location, further extending its reputation as one of the city’s premier entertainment hot spots. Launching next month, Canal Club is set to be the go-to place for great live music, exceptional food and inventive cocktails.
With Covid changing the way we socialise, more people are choosing to come together during the day for a bite to eat with friends, whilst soaking up a party vibe. Inspired by pre-COVID globetrotting to iconic party hotspots such as Havana, LA and Miami, Canal Club ticks all the boxes. The food and cocktails are playful and innovative, blending the familiar with the exotic to create menus filled with promise and temptation.
An eclectic mix of live music and DJ’s alongside breathtakingly bold interiors promises a decadent and hedonistic ambience, that’s simultaneously cool and laidback. In short, it’s a one-stop-shop for good times and creating lasting memories.
The Canal café will open it’s doors in Spring 2022, offering guests a selection of coffees as well as grab ‘n’ go breakfast options and sweet treats. Think edible granola gardens and charcuterie jars, as well as freshly baked pastries almost too pretty to eat. Weekends step things up a gear in the venue, with a lively bottomless brunch offering providing the perfect opportunity to catch up with family and friends.
Turn up the heat
Guests can also tuck into world tapas dishes and light bites like Beet Hummus Toast, sliders, salt and pepper squid and sweet potato crostini. Cocktails are beautifully garnished and served in stunning glassware. Try a cherry Blossom ‘Tini, served Asian-style with sake and Cointreau, or turn up the heat by sipping on a spicy Strawberry and Coconut Margarita with jalapeño-infused tequila.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Operations Director Jade Renner said:
“We’ve put a lot of thought into Canal Club. From how we want it to look to the type of food and drinks we’re choosing to serve, no stone has been left unturned. The pandemic gave us time to think about what it is that people are looking for when they socialise now.
People tend to go out earlier, but still want to feel like they’re getting the music and atmosphere they might expect on an evening. We’ve covered all bases and are certain that Canal Club will be the new go-to destination for those who like something a little different.”
£1m has been invested in Canal Club to create a multisensory space. Living walls and ceilings, dripping with lush palm leaves and bougainvillaea are peppered throughout, whilst neon signage, twinkling lights and kitsch furnishings mean that no two tables are alike. This exotic, tropical flair is designed to transport guests straight to a Havana-style club night. Booths are available throughout, and table service is available to all its guests.
Jade continued: “We want to look after our guests so the seated table service enables us to offer everyone the opportunity to unwind, without having to take it in turns to go up to the bar. It’s an eclectic space, with lots of picture-perfect fixtures and fittings. Our food and drinks are also exceptional and are presented in a way that adds to the whole experience for our guests. We’re looking forward to welcoming people when we open next month because we do have to be seen to be believed.”
A programme of live music and entertainment has been planned for Canal Club, based within walking distance of Leeds train station. From acoustic bands to soundtrack your bottomless brunch, through to DJs that will ramp things up a notch as the day transitions into night, this is the new daytime destination Leeds has been waiting for.