Browns of Brockley - evening openings start August 30th

Ross from Brown's of Brockley has written on this thread about his plans for the basement, following his successful application for an alcohol licence. It's worth it's own thread, so here's what he says:

I wouldn't say [what we are planning for the basement is a] wine bar, but we've spent the last month fitting out the basement with seats, storage and a toilet so that we can open in the evenings.
From next Tuesday (30th August) we will be opening in the evenings Monday - Thursday until 11pm.
It will not be, by any stretch of the imagination, somewhere to get dinner but just somewhere to have a drink after work. desgustation have helped us find a couple of wines (there will be one red, one white, one rose and probably some Prosecco) there will be a constantly changing bottled beer menu. as well as a couple of mixed drinks, which also will keep changing. Bread, cheese, meat and a couple of other snacky things and that's it.
The idea for us is to keep it very simple to start with. I would like to do some different things with food in the evenings, maybe open more evenings and extend out drink offerings in the future but we'll see how this goes for the moment.

18 comments:

TheOracle said...

Good luck to you. I'll be there.

Mr Burns said...

In the words of Mr Burns:

"Excellent"

[drums opposing fingers]

ilikeBrowns said...

Well done guys!

TRM said...

Excellent news Ross. I'm sure it will be a success. I will definitely be there.

The Cat Man said...

Very excited - must say, why not weekends? planning issues?

Headhunter said...

Sounds great! Good idea to start small n simple and build up... I'll pop in sometime... How much space is there in the basement?

Brockley Ben said...

This could be Very Dangerous. Great news though.

Anonymous said...

Excellent news! Browns is my favourite thing about Brockley so I'm delighted that it's open at night - we'll definitely be stopping off regularly! Well done!

see_me_on said...

Yay!!

I Broccoli Brockley said...

We'll be there too Ross. Lets hope we all fit!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Can't wait to have cake and wine at half past nine!

Brockley Newbie said...

Brilliant idea but I wish it would open on a Friday as well, surely the most popular day for post work drinks? But maybe that's a phase 2, good luck Browns!

Looby Loo said...

I am so excited about the toilet. No longer will I have to crash the smallest room at the Broca (or, god forbid, the Barge).

... said...

the basement is about 2/3s the size of upstairs. we will be open upstairs AND downstairs from tuesday onwards. it's not like you have to sit in the basement to have a drink in the evening - you're welcome upstairs.

we're starting off with monday to thursday because the weekend, saturday especially, is our busiest time and we need time to prepare for it. i also need some time in the week where the shop isn't open so my head doesn't explode.

Carys said...

This sounds all kinds of awesome. I'm off the sauce at the moment, but just being able to pick up a coffee in the evening will improve my quality of life drastically. Well, at least a little.

Good luck!

Andrea said...

Yay! Nice one, guys. Look forward to having a new local watering hole to frequent. Especially if you play the quality of music (eg '70s Bruce Springsteen) that you play upstairs :)

Anonymous said...

Has anybody been?

Feeling happy said...

Fanastic, positive news for the area :)

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