Bar and mini golf concept backed by Wales footballer to open

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Par-fect for economy: Par 59 is set to open in March
Par-fect for economy: Par 59 is set to open in March

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Par 59, a Cardiff bar, restaurant and mini golf concept backed by Wales footballer Gareth Bale is set to open on 18 March with bookings available from the first week of February.

The St Mary Street site is the result of a partnership between Bale’s company Elevens Group and independent entertainment brand The Depot.

When it opens, phase one of the venue will include 4,000sq ft of bar space, and two 9-hole mini golf courses that have been custom designed for the venue. Each round of mini golf will take players about 45 minutes to complete.

Bespoke dine-in menu

Local street food trader Dirty Bird will offer a bespoke dine-in menu for the venue under the name of Dirty Birdie, which will serve a custom-designed menu of buttermilk fried chicken dishes, along with brand-new vegan options, for up to 164 covers at a time.

Phase two of the venue is planned to open later this year.

Nick Saunders, founder and managing director of The Depot and co-founder of Par 59 said: “In partnership with Elevens Group, we have been able to transform a city centre site that had previously lain empty since 2016.”

Revenue back in economy

He continued: “We’re really proud of the fact that, by working with local suppliers (including Wild Creations, Studio Severn Architects and Paramount Interiors), we have been able to put revenue back into the local economy during a global pandemic. Once open, Par 59 will also provide new employment opportunities for 45 staff.”

Wales and Real Madrid footballer Bale added: “I’m thrilled that we’re finally able to announce our opening date for Par 59 – now all that’s left to do is play some golf.”

Game slots will be exclusively available to book for Par 59 email subscribers from today (Tuesday 1 February) with general public bookings available via the website from tomorrow (Wednesday 2 February).

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