Belfast Telegraph

It's TIME: New Belfast bar and nightclub to open

Belfast's newest bar and nightclub is to open its doors - next week.

The Playwright Bar and TIME Nightclub - based at the old Fly building on Lower Crescent in the south of the city - has been developed by the 1 Oak Leisure Ireland group investing £1.5million.

Covering three floors, the building will be able to accommodate 600 revellers and employ 60 people.

The opening marks the first move into the city by 1 Oak Leisure Ireland which operates venues in Cookstown, Magherafelt and Strabane.

“We are very excited to bring the TIME brand to Belfast, along with The Playwright Bar, on the site of what was once one of the city’s most popular establishments, in this prime location close to the iconic Queen’s University Belfast," said group marketing manager Laura McGillion.

“We’ve totally transformed and refurbished the entire building from top to bottom and installed a brand new state of the art sound and lighting system to ensure that TIME Nightclub and The Playwright Bar can replicate the success of TIME BAR + VENUE in Cookstown.

“Belfast is vibrant and exciting, and growing in stature and reputation every day, so our intention has always been to give the city a top quality new venue that everyone will be proud of.  With the opening of The Playwright Bar and TIME Nightclub, I believe that we have achieved that objective,” she added.

The group also operated the TIME BAR + VENUE and Lanyon Hall in Cookstown, Johnny Foxes in Magherafelt, along with Rubys Nightclub and The Harp & Fiddle Bar in Strabane.

“When we first opened in Cookstown, we had no idea that it would fast become one of the province’s most popular entertainment complexes, attracting customers from all over the province,” said Ms McGillion.

The official opening is next Saturday, September 16. The bar will be open through the week with the nightclub open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights. It will be for over 18s, with a 20-year-old age limit on Saturdays.

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