Cairn Group opens latest £500,000 Jesmond bar 97 & Social

Doors have opened at 97 & Social, the leisure group's latest Jesmond venture in the former Berlise bar premises

97 & Social
97 & Social

Leisure operators Cairn Group have opened the doors of their latest venture on Jesmond’s Osborne Road.

As revealed by The Journal earlier this year, the North East firm has put £500,000 into transforming the former Berlisle bar premises in 97 & Social.

The cocktail and gastro bar has been designed by interior specialists Bar Hound who have remodelled the premises with booths, an outdoor terrace and space for around 400 customers.

97 & Social
97 & Social

Cairn has created 20 jobs in the move which is part of a wider £2m overhaul of the site, including the neighbouring Sohe and Cairn Hotel businesses.

General manager Sarah Harker said: “Jesmond is a prime location and we wanted to develop a concept which responded imaginatively to the demands of customers.

“We wanted to transform the bar and let our guests enjoy something new. There’s nothing like this around, it’s a prime location for a bar with a real difference, where people unwind, listen to great music whilst enjoying world class cocktails.”

97 & Social
97& Social

The Cairn Group currently employs 2,000 people across the country with around 1,000 of those being employed in the North East. The Group owns and operates venues including: The Doubletree at Newcastle Airport, the Royal Station Hotel and Holiday Inns at Jesmond and Darlington.


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