Move over Mojo there’s a new kid in town!
That town is Leeds and the new kid is a brand spanking new bar called Masseys Book Store City Bar.Built on the site of the original historic Masseys Book Store on Cookridge Street in Leeds Masseys is set to be the place to be for hip young gun slingers and trend setters in the area.
The decor is eclectic (to say the least) with lamps made out of boots and tape machines,dentist chairs (or are they hairdressers chairs?),gym horses as lean tos,a mural of a Regency dining scene and twig bestrewn pillars with fairy lights.Its a bit like being in a really cool junk shop and the overall effect works brilliantly giving it a rock n roll feel whilst still offering style and comfort.A place to see and be seen without being too posey.
There’s a great selection of decent priced cocktails and beers and a small selection of bar snacks.
The ambient music was like a really well loaded Ipod on random shuffle with Curtis Mayfields Pusherman following Led Zeppelins Achilles Heel following Zero 7 following some chilled house which I didn’t recognise.Great music guys.
Last night was the pre opening party and LMM were there along with some of our DJs.DJ Johnny Love and George Germaine strolled in looking too cool for school whilst Nottingham Rock City regular Jim Brown looked like he’d just arrived back from Glastonbury.Mad Matt arrived from Blackpool for a swift cocktail.
Tonights opening night will feature live musicfrom emerging Leeds bands and some of Leeds best underground DJs.There will be open mic nights on the stage over the next few months offering emerging acoustic acts in Leeds a good live platform.
If you are in Leeds pop into Masseys it’s literally a one minute walk up the street from the O2 Academy.You can’t miss it.You can’t afford to!
Masseys Bar-We Salute You