First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

The new kid on the Newcastle nightlife block has finally opened its doors after months of planning and preparation

The latest addition to Newcastle City Centre’s vibrant nightlife scene will open its doors to the public this weekend.

Leisure entrepreneur Mark Nigrelli originally pledged to plough £250,000 into the Glass House, set in historic Milburn House on Dean Street which will open on Saturday.

Since then, more funds have been invested into the bar, which is set to be the first of many under the Glass House brand.

Mr Nigrelli said: “The budget has been increased considerably so we could include more luxury fixtures and fittings and sourced locally where possible.

“Our staff training scheme is ongoing and for the previous six weeks, every member of staff has had intensive training with suppliers, customer service and marketing to maintain a high quality offering.

“Glass House has been a long time coming. we’ve worked hard with Newcastle City Council planning to retain the fantastic features within the Grade II listed building of Milburn House.

“We’ve thoughtfully and sympathetically renovated and restored the space to include fittings and fixtures from the early 1920s and 1930s.

“The response we had to our opening has been overwhelming and far more than we could ever had expected. The bar will be constantly evolving and we’ll be adding new champagnes, whiskeys and wines to our menu and creating innovative cocktails for guests to try something new.”

The Glass House will provide live, background jazz and swing music on certain nights, and Mr Nigrelli is also working with Newcastle College to help students gain hospitality experience.

Twenty new jobs have been created at the venue, which adds to an exciting two years for Newcastle which has seen many successful openings.

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