Fri: 8am – 3am
A place to meet, across three floors. Coffee shop, workspace, lounge and high-end soundsystem.
Through the double doors from Oldham Street, the ground floor space is a light and airy space acting as coffee shop by day serving award winning coffee and snacks. The space will then seamlessly transform into a cocktail bar as twilight falls.
Inspired by Japan’s famed omakase joints, the first floor listening room pays homage to the intimate jazz cafés and vinyl bars found in Tokyo since the 1950s. The stylish but comfortable lounge is a workspace by day and chic bar by night, seeing an impressive sound system based around the MB2SE speakers taking centre stage – one of the best transducers ever made to convey emotion through music. Designed by Grammy-award winning record producer Steve Levine – whose credits include Culture Club, The Beach Boys, and Motörhead – the room is as acoustically perfect as a state of the art recording studio. It will be used to provide the best possible experience for a curated musical programme that includes weekly ‘selector’ sessions showcasing the exploratory side of a DJ’s record collection, album listening parties, artist takeovers, radio broadcasts and ‘in conversation’ Q&As.
With the original, long-hidden arch window overlooking Oldham Street restored to its former glory, the second floor is home to a comfortable, stylish creative space and lounge, echoing that of a members club without the membership fee. Providing a club vibe, table service across all floors will be available via the use of a downloadable phone app, enabling customers to both order and pay for food and drink service at their tables.
The fourth floor - coming 2019 - will be the largest roof terrace in the Northern Quarter, and a sun trap all year round.