A New 1920-Style Speakeasy With Live Music Is Coming To York

A New 1920-Style Speakeasy With Live Music Is Coming To York

York city centre has had an upgrade recently with new and exciting restaurant and bar openings. Earlier this year, the Malmaison hotel and rooftop terrace opened up with beautiful views of the River Ouse. A 1920s-style Speakeasy bar, Charlie’s Pizzeria & The Hi Ho Club in York is set to open that will be serving up bespoke cocktails, live music and New York-Style pizza.

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Charlie’s Pizzeria & The Hi Ho Club in York is soon to be the coolest place to enjoy a night out with live music, and the great atmosphere promised – it’s sure to go down well. Using some of the best local suppliers the new venue promises great food as well as great vibes. They’ve even had hospitality consultants in to help build the perfect experience.

The pizzeria will be serving up a range of pizzas as well as aranchini and some classic Italian sandwiches such as Chicken & Pesto Mayo with Mozzarella and Rocket. They will also have a selection of antipasti.

Set on Feasegate, the other half of this business is set to be The Hi Ho Club in the basement which will be a 1920s-style Speakeasy – which will have a “backroom” secret bar and restaurant vibe as a throwback to the prohibition era. So expect lounge singers and three-piece jazz band vibes.

Their cocktails are an interesting array of choices such as a Hard Aperol Spritz, Mocha Martini, and Negroni Shakareto.

Charlie's Pizzeria & The Hi Ho Club York
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Charlie Hudson owns the successful Yorkshire Soul Bar & Kitchen and is looking to make her mark on the York City Centre spot. The venue where this new venture will be has been closed for some time, so it will be a welcome change as shops are shutting thanks to the coronavirus.

Charlie's Pizzeria & The Hi Ho Club York
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The Yorkshire Soul team have 35 years of experience between them, and according to YorkMix they say: “their passion and commitment creates an inclusive atmosphere full of spirit and plenty of Yorkshire Soul”.

Charlie’s Pizzeria & The Hi Ho Club in York sounds like an exciting new venture and something we can’t wait to visit and enjoy a slice of pizza before heading down and listening to some sweet jazz.

They’d planned to open in February this year, but according to York Press, Charlie received a diagnosis of breast canger, and was quickly admitted to hospital to remove the tumour which was a success. After spending £90,000, Charlie has fallen £10,000 short and is hoping to raise it through crowd funding

Charlie then planned to open n February this year – before receiving the news of her own breast cancer diagnosis.

Charlie was quickly admitted to hospital for an operation to remove the tumour – which was successful and she got the “great news” that the disease had not spread.

Despite the opening today, Charlie has now run out of funding to open her Hi Ho Club – and has launched an online donation page to help pay for stock, insurance an intruder alarm and the rest of the equipment needed for the full opening.

Charlie added that she has already spent £90,000 before opening – and has fallen £10,000 short. She’s currently raised just over £2,500, if you can give anything at all follow the link here – the bar would be a welcome addition to York.

Images in the article are not of the venue.

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