Top Newcastle bartender heads up Longhorns’ new Slaughterhouse Speakeasy
This definitely looks worth checking out! There are not enough speakeasy’s in the North. So if this sounds like your kinda thing read on!
Barbecue specialists Longhorns have launched a new cocktail spot headed up by one ofNewcastle’s best-known and respected bartenders.
Inspired by the American prohibition era of the 1920s and 1930s, the Slaughterhouse Speakeasy, based at the company’s Jesmond site, offers drinks and charcuterie.
The speakeasy, which represents the latest stage of development for the popular brand, is being run by Roy Varty, a passionate mixologist who has worked at Newcastle venues such as Alvinos, dAt bAr and Bierrex. where he launched The Poison Cabinet bar.
Mr Varty has also previously been tasked with establishing a speakeasy for Brewdog in Shoreditch, London.
“I want people to come in, enjoy good drinks and have a good time,” he said,
“There are lots of people who would like to come to Osborne Road, since it’s a nice area, but they don’t feel the bars there are for them.
“I want this to be a classy space offering classy drinks in an environment that is quite mature and adult.”
Starting life in 2013, Longhorns was founded by Mick Dixon and began with pop-up barbecue events in Castle Eden before the first permanent venue was launched on Mosley Street, Newcastle, in 2014.
The Jesmond restaurant, which seats 100 people, was established last year, as the brand – which has invested in its own farm butchery and formed a number of pub partnerships – has continued to grow in popularity.
“We have been taken aback by the response from customers from near and afar,” Mr Dixon said.
“Nobody would have expected us to grow as quickly as we have but that’s down to the quality of the food and the customer experience when you step into Longhorns.”
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Barbecue specialists Longhorns have launched a new cocktail spot headed up by one of Newcastle’s best-known and respected bartenders. Inspired by the American prohibition era of the 1920s and 1930s, the Slaughterhouse Speakeasy, based at the company’s Jesmond site, offers drinks and charcuterie.