A new tequila bar is bringing a slice of Shoreditch cool to Cambridge this October.
Trinity Street basement venue 2648 is set to launch a new tequila bar, hidden behind a bookcase in classic speakeasy fashion.
The new spot is dedicated to ‘sipping tequilas’ and classic tequila-based cocktails, which have exploded in popularity in the hipster Shoreditch area of London.
It comes after the former Vaults venue was refurbished two years ago to create a retro space with comfy sofas, tiling and posters.
The bar has ramped up its game even further by launching curated evenings with regular DJ sets and open mic nights.
Owner, Tunji Oyewobi, who also owns a bar and club in Manchester, said: ‘We’ve reached out the local scene to identify what is missing from the nightlife in Cambridge.
“We have spent the last few months securing an amazing line up of events and DJs to create a Shoreditch style cocktail and DJ bar.
“Tequila is fast becoming the new gin. Our love of tequila and educating customers about its versatility has led to the development of this new bar, which we will be launching in October.
“We want people to know they can pop down here and find something that will suit them – whether they want a dance or to listen to laid back tunes whilst they catch up with friends.”
Following customer research Tunji said he found people wanted more curated evenings – a place they could rely on to play good music – whatever the genre.
He added: “It was key for us to bring in a full range of different nights, so for example we’re working with some people like Primitive Music who run regular nights with local and London DJs playing a mix of minimal house and techno. “
The venue will also host regular vinyl based nights, including ‘Roustabout’ for lovers of rockin’ R&B, rockabilly, jump jive and blues and the best in vintage tunes.
For old fans the basement bar will keep its established Wonky Disco and the newly popular festival Wildwood Disco.
They are also working on a programme of ‘festival style’ party nights this autumn – in the guise of Love Frequency and Disco Underground.
Local street food providers will also host pop-up food events that match the new cocktails on the menu.
Tunji said: “We want to give people an all-round experience- great cocktails & food, in a relaxed atmosphere, with the best music in town.”