Birdcage nightclub site reopens as massive new bowling and games bar


An unlimited new bowling alley and video games bar is getting ready to open its doorways on the Arndale.

This would be the second Manchester outpost for the Roxy Ball Room model, which is already a well-liked late-night spot on Deansgate.

Taking up the outdated Birdcage web site on Withy Grove, the massive area has six full-size bowling lanes, beer pong tables, Olympic commonplace ping pong tables, shuffleboard, and arcade video games.

There’s additionally a 12-hole ‘loopy pool’ recreation constructed on a mezzanine degree, the place gamers should shoot pool balls round a wood, waist-high loopy golf-style course.

Further seating has been added beside every beer pong table in order that teams can safely sit and watch their teammates play – together with an enormous four-way beer pong table.



Tables may be booked for as much as six friends

Consistent with the model’s different websites throughout Leeds (the place it launched in 2013), Liverpool and Nottingham, all the pieces can be set to an indie rock and roll playlist.

The 17,000 sq ft web site has been given a powerful makeover, with the partitions coated in music-inspired graffiti and crimson and blue neon indicators hung from the ceiling.




Enormous murals have been created utilizing UV paint that can glow in neon colors after darkish.

The adults-only venue can have 16 traces of draft beers and ciders, plus a variety of signature cocktails ranging from ÂŁ7.50 every.

On the meals menu, you possibly can count on loaded nachos, hen wings, burgers, and stone-baked pizzas.

Within the arcade part, there will be a donkey derby-style racing recreation, with guitars as an alternative of mules, and a basketball taking pictures machine, amongst others.

Financial institution Shot Shuffleboard will debut on the new venue later this 12 months – primarily a looped shuffleboard that can see the puck slide again on itself to attain.

Because of the present restrictions in place, it is suggested to guide a table for as much as six individuals, and all of your video games, prematurely earlier than you go to.



There are Olympic commonplace pool tables inside

Bookings can even must be made as one family or help bubble, in step with the native lockdown guidelines.

The bar can even have to shut at 10pm every evening with the present curfew restriction, making its hours 3pm-10pm in the course of the week, and 12pm-10pm on the weekends.

Gamers will be capable of order their food and drinks utilizing a QR code on every gaming table.



Six full-length bowling lanes

Model improvement supervisor Joel Mitchell mentioned: “Our venue on Deansgate has proved massively in style with the Manchester neighborhood and so we’re actually excited to be increasing with a second web site within the metropolis centre.

“Our new venue options among the video games our present prospects have already come to know and love, with just a few new additions that you simply received’t be capable of get wherever else.

“We delight ourselves on providing a enjoyable surroundings for our prospects and workers to take pleasure in.

“We need to reassure prospects that the Roxy Ball Room expertise can be secure however uncompromised.

“It goes with out saying that our venues and workers have undertaken and carried out strict danger assessments and hygiene measures throughout every Roxy Ball Room.”

The Withy Grove web site can be Roxy Leisure’s 10th venue within the UK, and it is because of open on Friday October 2.