Belfast Telegraph

New cocktails and tapas bar planned for Belfast

By Staff Reporter

A new bar serving cocktails and tapas is to open in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter with the creation of seven jobs.

It's the latest venture from Anthony Farrell, who founded Belfast pubs Love & Death and Aether & Echo.

Blaklist, which is described as "internationally influenced", is in the building formerly known as Frames.

The site was sold last year to pub entrepreneur Paul Langsford, who opened up pub and nightclub The Bear and The Doll. But Mr Langsford is not involved in the latest opening.

Mr Farrell said: "I have drawn inspiration from the bars, places and people I have worked in, and with, including Barcelona, Paris and New York, as well as here in Belfast.

"My experiences in unique venues have contributed to the layout and feel of Blaklist, which will offer Belfast something very different."

Mr Farrell managed the hospitality at the MTV Europe Music Awards, which took place in Belfast in 2011.

He opened Aether & Echo in Lower Garfield Street, which has since been taken over.

Mr Farrell is also the director of San-greal Bartending, a company for training in hospitality skills.

He added: "Our vision is for Blaklist bar to be an artistic meeting place where people can relax and socialise in a venue that is customer-orientated, atmospheric and experiential, which will deliver an experience like no other Belfast bar.

"We have transformed a formerly unused space into a vibrant new venue in the heart of the city centre. This is an area being extensively regenerated and we are proud to be part of its exciting new development."

In October Conor Quinn and Paddy Duff - who worked in the Linen House entertainment complex housing Rita's, Sweet Afton, The Perch and Chinawhite - announced plans to take over Aether & Echo.

It's now trading as The Berliner.

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