The Brooklyn Social has now opened its doors in Derby, bridging the gap between the popular stateside dive bars and the best watering holes in London’s east end.

Work has been underway for months on the unique bar and kitchen space in Sadler Gate and now the transformation of the three-storey, beautiful Grade II listed building is complete.

The venue serves premium cocktails and an unparalleled selection of beers from across the globe. The food is focused on prime locally sourced burgers all dished up in a relaxed environment.

Derby’s own Tom Warner, is behind The Brooklyn Social, after his time in America opened his eyes to the culture of dive bars and the casual, relaxed establishments popular in the U.S.

The twenty-seven-year-old has used these influences, mixed with a love of watering holes in Shoreditch and Hackney, to create a vibrant place to eat, drink and socialise any time of the day.

Tom’s excited to finally take residence in the new venue and is looking forward to bringing something a bit different to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.

He said: “It’s amazing to see everything come together and The Brooklyn Social finally to be brought to life. 

“We have restored a host of the building’s original features and mixed them with neon lit street art, antiques, vintage furniture and photobooth. The three floors all have quite a different feel with a more laid-back vibe as you climb the stairs.”

Tom added: “I hope people will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the day and at our Lazy Sunday sessions and then join us in the evening for a more energetic vibe.”

The Brooklyn Social is open seven days a week from 12noon till late and from 11am on a Sunday for a laid back wind down.

For more information visit Brooklyn Social on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @brklynderby or use the hashtag #thebrooklynsocial.