The Wardrobe opened its doors in 1999, and has been serving up great drinks, great food and great music ever since.
Pete Connolly, a local entrepreneur, wanted somewhere that he could go to listen to really good live music, (and by that he meant everything from local music students to international bands,) in a relaxed environment. There wasn’t anywhere, so he decided to do it himself. Although he had been involved in a restaurant before, he had no experience of a live music venue or bar. He brought in his mates from Mojo to consult on the drinks, and set about creating somewhere that he would really like to come to.
This emphasis on what would make a really good night out, rather than what would turn the greatest profit, has given The Wardrobe its unique feel.
The Soul kitchen serves classic dishes from the deep south, Caribbean and Creole cuisine given a Soul Kitchen twist.
The Wardrobe is slightly off the beaten track. There is no dress code. You can pop in for a pint of ale and a chin wag with the barstaff or share a nice bottle of Malbec and a bowl of olives with friends, lounging on a comfy sofa.
If you are up for a proper night out, and there’s a gang of you, get dressed up, come down, work your way through the cocktail list and have a dance to tunes spun by the resident DJ or guest DJs! They are all about funk, soul, motown, latin, hip-hop, rock ‘n’ roll, rare groove and everything in between.