Nightcap announces first Blame Gloria opening outside London

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Rapid growth: Nightcap CEO Sarah Willingham says the Bristol opening for Blame Gloria is set to take place later this year (credit: Nicky Johnston)
Rapid growth: Nightcap CEO Sarah Willingham says the Bristol opening for Blame Gloria is set to take place later this year (credit: Nicky Johnston)

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Nightcap, the owner of The Cocktail Club, the Adventure Bar Group and the Barrio Familia group of bars, has announced another opening for the rapidly expanding group in the form of a Blame Gloria site, which sits under the Adventure Bar Group umbrella, for Bristol.

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The latest Blame Gloria opening will be located on Small Street, Bristol, and will cover an area of approximately 8,000sq ft. The site has a 2am licence and an unrestricted capacity of 350, which is slated to open later this year. 

This will be the first new opening for the Blame Gloria brand outside of London, where it operates successfully in both Covent Garden and Clapham, and is the second new site opening for Adventure Bar Group in the past week following the announcement of the opening of a Tonight Josephine in Hanover Street, Liverpool​.

Estate rises to 33

Nightcap now has three sites across two of its brands in Bristol – which includes two branches of The Cocktail Club – and it takes the total number of sites within its estate to 33, with an additional 23 premises under offer or in legal negotiations across the UK for all of Nightcap’s brands.

The announcement follows news of a flagship site opening for The Cocktail Club in Birmingham​ later this year and a Cocktail Club for Cardiff​, which will open next month, and another in Exeter​ along with a Tonight Josephine for Cardiff​.

Business has performed very well

Nightcap chief executive Sarah Willingham said: “After another successful site opening of The Cocktail Club in Corn Street back in November of last year, we are excited to start trading a new Blame Gloria in an equally amazing site with underground arches, which works so well for the flower-themed branding.

“This is our first Blame Gloria outside of London as we seek to share a brand Londoners have enjoyed in Covent Garden for years with its well-known brunches and late-night partying.

“Since adding the Adventure Bar Group to the Nightcap group back in May 2021, the business has performed very well and we are now starting to see the significant efforts invested in readying their brands for nationwide rollout, as we announce the second, of several new sites, in just the past week.”

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