IN PHOTOS: Get an inside look at a brand new ‘unique’ and ‘stylish’ independent cocktail bar in central Northampton

Take a look at a brand new “stylish” independent cocktail bar in Northampton town centre.

The Velvet Room opened on July 20 in the former Baroque, Belvedere and Boot and Shoe building on the corner of St Giles’ Street and Fish Street.

Owner Jon Stephens said: “After an intensive 15-week renovation, we were delighted to open our doors to the public for the opening of our fantastic new concept.

“Velvet Room is a stylish new bar with cocktail and tapas offerings, with a unique atmosphere, which is fresh for Northampton.

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“We have been overwhelmed by the interest in our concept. But none of this would be possible without the right team.”

Jon has described some of the “theatrical masterpieces” the team has come up with for cocktail lovers.

The owner said: “With our cocktail experience from our other venue, Bridge 26, on Bridge Street, we have created some fun and theatrical masterpieces, including our ‘Velvet Angel’ which bubbles and smokes using dry ice. Our flavor infused bubble Cosmos has also proved very popular over the past two weekends, which is great.

“Our Managing Director Callum Charteris, pictured, is a professional mixologist with a wealth of experience, including management in various locations in London.”

Jon said other cocktails include “Smoked Whiskeys,” “Cuban Passionfruit Mojitos,” and classics. Off-menu cocktails are also available.

The venue’s tapas offerings include marinated chicken tenders with in-house jerk sauce, chicken wings in a “secret recipe” Velvet Bonnet sauce. The bar also serves vegetarian dishes and will soon introduce a vegan menu.

Bottomless brunch and ‘happy hour’ at The Velvet Room are also launching this week.

Jon said: “Booking is highly recommended via our website or socials, but walk-ins are always welcome if we have availability.

“After 9pm on weekends we will be hosting live local vinyl and electronic DJs, and several musicians will be announced soon.

The opening days of the bar are: Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 – 23:00 and Friday and Saturday 12:00 – 02:00. Food service is available from 12 noon to 9 pm. Walk-in drinks are only available after 9 PM.

Tea, coffee, telephone and laptop charging points are also available for those seeking a quiet work-lunch space.