Southport’s new Top Gun themed bar is opening its doors this Friday (26th May 2023)!
Maverick’s, an American Themed Dive Bar, will open in the former Pizza Express unit on the corner of Lord Street and Leicester Street.
The new attractions inside include a replica of the Statue Of Liberty!
Enjoy cheap beer, great music on the juke box and good times at Maverick’s.
Sothport’s newest bar is opening in Southport’s Northern Quarter just in time for the bank holiday weekend.
You’ll be able to sample the best of American cuisine, washed down with a Citywide Special (lingo for a beer and a shot of bourbon).
Hang out, guzzle down pints priced from just £2.95, eat authentic American food, play pool, watch the Superbowl and other sports on 12 well placed TV screens.
It is the latest venture brought to Southport by the Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group, which already operates other venues on Lord Street that include The Grand, Lord Street Hotel, The Bold Hotel, Lord Street Sports Bar, and Punch Tarmey’s Irish themed bar.
The firm also operates the centre bar inside Southport Market.
Builders and interior designers have been working feverishly over the past few weeks to get the project completed in time.
The colourful Statue Of Liberty has been attracting huge interest since it arrived earlier this week – and was given a colourful makeover.
This ‘Top Gun’ inspired venue has been obsessively curated to mimic life in an American dive bar.
Guests can expect a relaxed vibe, frank and friendly service and an authentic experience.
Some clever design features include vintage neon signs, a Statue of Liberty and an original American Flag.
No American themed bar could be seen without a Juke Box throwing out the tunes.
An original Wurlitzer Juke Box is taking centre stage in the new bar and will be leaving drinkers with ‘that loving feeling’.
The building, formerly a Pizza Express, has sat empty for several years and is being brought back to life by Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group with yet more investment in Southport’s hospitality scene following their multi-million-pound restoration of The Grand in July last year opening phase one of the venue with a Brasserie, Piano Bar and Function Suite.
Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group Chairman Andrew Mikhail said:
“I am determined to bring The Northern Quarter back to its best, how I remember it when I came for nights out when I was younger, the place to be.
“I want every empty unit filled with bustling independent businesses for locals and tourists alike to enjoy.”
Andrew says of the latest venue launch:
“We wanted to create a venue that people could enjoy socially with friends. We developed the idea of an ‘American style’ bar which focuses on the social aspect of enjoying the company of friends and strangers, bringing something different to Southport.
“Top Gun is my favourite film of all time and so the bar just had to have a nod to the iconic Tom Cruise film.
“There’s one thing that holds true for all American dive bars: If you visit one, you’re always going to have a story to tell later, and that is what we want to achieve with Maverick’s.
“This bar is so different to any of our other venues, and we are so excited to bring a new concept to The Northern Quarter on Lord Street.”
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