The Fifty Five Bar to bring a slice of Camden to Clapham High Street
September 5, 2013
North London cocktail venue operator Fifty Five Bar will open its second outlet at The Royal Oak opposite Clapham North Station on Clapham High Street after the leasehold was sold by DCL – the leisure specialists – on behalf of Rhubarb Trading Ltd.
The three-storey venue benefits from approximately 2,110sqft of space on the ground and first floors as well as three bedroom accommodation on the upper floor. It will undergo an extensive refurbishment but will remain operational for the duration with the majority of the works taking place during the day. Once completed, the new bar will be open throughout the day offering a brunch menu, coffees, roasts on Sundays as well as staying open until 2.30am every night of the week. The bar will serve a select number of draught beers and guest ales, alongside an extensive and expertly executed cocktail menu.
Fifty Five Bar already operates an existing free of tie bar in Camden purchased through DCL in 2006.
Owner and Managing Director of Fifty Five, Stuart Powick, said: Fifty Five is an unpretentious cocktail bar, which serves the best cocktails in Camden to a killer soundtrack. We are going to bring these principles to The Royal Oak but with twist. Not only will we serve up the best party at night, we will also provide the comfort and homeliness of your favourite local pub throughout the day. We are thrilled to have opened our second venue and joined the Clapham neighbourhood.
Chris Bickle, Associate Director at DCL commented: Clapham High Street is currently one of London’s most sought after leisure locations outside Zone 1 ; benefiting from a healthy mix of food and beverage operators, diverse demographics and good transport links as well as various late night venues to satisfy the areas many partygoers. The interest in The Royal Oak reflected the demand, attracting multiple bids all from experienced operators – and was eventually sold in excess of the guide price.