Updated: Monday, 13th July 2020 @ 9:36pm

Countdown to launch: Free party to herald much-anticipated arrival of Vega Lounge at Manchester235

Countdown to launch: Free party to herald much-anticipated arrival of Vega Lounge at Manchester235

By Glen Keogh

The countdown has begun to the grand opening of Manchester235’s Vega Lounge, which promises all the glitz and glamour of Vegas in the heart of the city.

Replacing Fusion Bar, the newly-refurbished venue promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with a vastly improved cocktail menu and some party-friendly drinks offers.

Opening this Friday (June 28) the Vega Lounge, taking the name of the second brightest star in the northern hemisphere, will pride itself as being one of Manchester’s best late-night venues and one of the city’s only all-night bars.

To celebrate its opening, Manchester235 is hosting a glitzy party to welcome everyone to the new venue and to showcase some of their exclusive cocktails and elaborate plots.

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Food and beverage manager Dan Kelly, who has overseen the whole refurbishment and transformation from Fusion Bar to city centre hotspot Vega, says he is incredibly excited about the launch party.

“We pretty much ready to go, now we’re just getting the staff ready and making sure everything is perfect for the opening,” he said.

“The staff have all been trying really hard to get things ready, but everything has gone to plan so far.”

What’s more, the official launch party is free entry, and will feature a variety of freebies to whet the appetite and allow punters to test out drinks in the bar’s swanky new surroundings.

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Kicking off at 8pm, the party will feature music from arguably the UK’s hottest female DJ duo The Glitter Beats, who will light up the dance floor with their house and electro mixes.  

There will also be tasters of Jonny Walker whiskey, free Somersby cider and a cocktail ice luge.

The Vega Lounge also drafted in bar consultants Escapade to work on unique drinks for the venture, including ‘The Vault’, which comes with a working lock, TNT explosives and sparklers, ‘Shots Roulette’, where the shot glasses come in a mini roulette wheel, and ‘Poker Face’.

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Justin Carter, Venue Director at Manchester235, said: “We’re extremely excited to announce the rebranding of Fusion to Vega Lounge. We believe this name reflects everything the bar represents – it’s engaging, exciting and immediately resonates with the glamour of Vegas.

"As one of the only late night venues in the city, we believe we have created a bar that people will want to spend time in, regardless of whether they are coming to gamble or not.”

The Vega Lounge, Manchester235, Great Northern, Watson Street, officially opens Friday June 28 at 8pm, with a FREE launch party.

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