A CITY centre watering hole is going back to the future.
Bar S1 on West Street has closed its doors and is now receiving a makeover costing more than £100,000 - so it can reopen under its old name, The Beehive.
The pub, owned by the Stonegate pub company, first changed its identity in the early 1990s and has been branded successively as the Foundry and Firkin, then Irish-themed bar O’Neills before becoming S1.
The Beehive will benefit from a complete refurbishment both internally and externally, with the introduction of warmer, more welcoming and relaxing colour scheme, as well as new soft furnishings.
The investment will also see a spruce up of the beer garden.
Customers will also see a new bar with more cask ales. Activities at the venue will take on a more traditional pub feel, with manager Conor Smith organising a weekly pub quiz, while continuing the popular weekend DJ nights and Student Wednesdays.
Conor said: “The team and I are really excited about the refurb.
“It’s been a great site to have a bar, but I think it’ll be even better as a pub and just what West Street needs.
“The new set up and the pub atmosphere will give us, as a team, more of a chance to interact with our customers, ensuring we give them the best experience and service we can.”
The bar is being launched on the evening of Thursday, June 16, from 7pm.