The Grizzly Bar, New Cross

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A new bar is promising to open in New Cross. Where? It cannot say. When? You cannot know. It is keeping its cards close to its chest. But it goes by the name of Grizzly Bar and it is taking great delight in keeping us all guessing on Twitter. Follow them here or keep watching the pages of Brockley Central for further news.

26 comments:

NXG_Resident said...

The Twitter marketing worked for the #MEATEASY (4 star review in today's Metro incidentally),so maybe the guys behind the Grizzly are taking a leaf out of the burger bar's book.

Anonymous said...

Is it a Bar,or a Grizzly Bear Burger Bar.

Anonymous said...

Cheap drinks? Late license? The prospect of meat being served?

I hear the mungerati :(

Anonymous said...

Eh? Expensive drinks, early doors and no food is preferable? Don't be a cock.

Matt-Z said...

Could it be the latest reincarnation of the Rosemary Branch?

There's a pub that should make you money with one arm tied behind your back and a blindfold on, yet successive owners/managers have largely failed for 10+ years now.

Anonymous said...

"Eh? Expensive drinks, early doors and no food is preferable? Don't be a cock."

Almost. Many on here would consider the above with a vegetarian option the only way forward.

Anonymous said...

My lord how the cynics whine. There opening a bar in the teeth of a recession, Bon chance etc......

Mb said...

From the horses mouth...so to speak

"GriZzlyBarNewX: @Chimpman Bar. Live Music. Haven't covered the food bit yet!"

Anonymous said...

'Many on here would consider the above with a vegetarian option the only way forward.'

Would they? Like who? Where are all these vegetarian restaurants Brockley is apparently filled with?

Anonymous said...

Broca

RosieH said...

Broca isn't a vegetarian restaurant - doubt I'd get the other half through the door so often if it was.

Good luck to the Grizzlies. Looking forward to trying it outb

Anonymous said...

The Broca cafe? It's a cafe. Coffee and cake.
The Broca shop? Sells meat.

Poor effort.

Anonymous said...

Good! Always good to hear about more options for a night out.

This reminds me - what is happening re the Sainsburys Locale"? Does anyone know more? I'd love it, personally.

Anonymous said...

Grizzly Sainsburys maybe.

Anonymous said...

I've definitely seen a few Mamma Grizzlies walking around Brockley. I bet their thatch is like Terry Waite's window-box.

Anonymous said...

Or beard even.

Anonymous said...

Terry Waites window box?? - have you really been waiting 20 years to use that line?!

Anonymous said...

Good news!

I'd also like to know what's happening with the Sainsburys. And there's a Subway supposed to be opening up on New X Rd soon isn't there?

NXG_Resident said...

I noticed that Topps Tiles in the Sainsbury's retail park has now closed down. It will interesting to see if Sainsbury's decide to find a replacement tenant, keeping in mind the proposed plans they have for the whole site.

Subway on New Cross Road is now open, but please don't forget to support the other local cafes in the area.

Anonymous said...

Oh I don't plan on frequenting the Subway, I just wonder whether such an opening means we'll start to get the likes of KFC and McDonalds sniffing around for a slice of the teeming student market.

NXG_Resident said...

What New Cross needs (in my ideal world) is a weekly teeming market run by students and local people. Clifton Rise would be a good location for it.

Anonymous said...

Indeed. Even something small like the weekly market opposite the Hampstead Theatre in Swiss Cottage would be grand. Another good place might be in front of the church on Saint James's.

Anonymous said...

My guess is the Rosemary Branch too...

Come on where will it be???

Anonymous said...

I suspect it will be the Goldsmiths Tavern, which is about to close for refurbishment and meateasy is currently upstairs, is it not?

Anonymous said...

I agree with NXGresident...a market for Clifton Rise is what New Cross needs.

Brockley Nick said...

@anon 1651 - nope, that's going to be called the New Cross House. there is a LOT happening in NX these days.

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