Coffee Bar Culture has evolved into ‘Culture Tapas Bar’

Posted on - 28th February, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Business, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston
Culture Tapas Bar and Cocktail Lounge

An intimate coffee bar situated in Preston City Centre has uniquely evolved.


Coffee Bar Culture, located on St Wilfrid Street, has developed from serving coffee and nibbles, into a full tapas bar and cocktail lounge- with something extra.

Renamed Culture Tapas Bar, this intimate venue now serves not only a full menu and variety of cocktail drinks, but will soon be opening its own theatre.

Read more: Beachcomber cocktail bar in Fox Street is closing down

This summer, the tapas bar will open its black box theatre studio providing live performances for guests.

Reflecting the style of London theatre pub ‘The Kings Head’, the theatre will provide a venue for people to have a drink whilst enjoying a show, seating approximately 30 people.

Inside Culture Tapas Bar

Groups and individuals will be able to hire the venue for performances, such as theatre groups, comedians, singers, poetry, exhibitions and will also feature in house artistic director Andrew Sumner.

Displaying a wide ranging tapas menu, Culture Tapas Bar offers a classic Spanish style section including Andulusian Chicken and Spicy Chorizo Stew dishes.

The Around The World section also provides Indonesian Satay and Louisiana style Jambalaya dishes.

Andrew Sumner, owner and artistic director at Coffee Bar Culture, said: “The venue is very intimate, and our intention is to have live performances on upstairs.

“We want a diverse mix of performances.

“I have a background in the Theatre Industry – I worked as a professional actor, tutor and director for approximately 12 years.

“I specialised in Shakespeare, and toured to numerous places both nationally and internationally.

“I also ran my own Youth Theatre School with 3 branches for 3 years.”

Andrew’s catering background includes working as restaurant manager at Moka By Night for ten years alongside working as an actor.

He has also managed and been involved with other venues, such as Moka on the Balcony, Theatre Street Bar & Grill, Blue Bayou and Cafe Voi.

Andrew continued: “We aim to have the theatre open for summertime, with no definitive date set as yet.

“We are keen to talk to performers, groups and anyone that may have a show and would like to perform.

“We intend to have a mailing list that can be joined by email and will promote a full season of work once everything is confirmed.”

Culture Tapas Bar is open Tuesday – Fridays from 12 – 2.30pm, 5pm -9pm.

It’s also open on Saturdays from 12pm till late, and is available for private hire on Sundays.

The bar currently has a new website under construction which can be found online.

You can get in touch with Culture Tapas Bar by calling 01772 821141.

Do you know Culture Tapas Bar? What do you think about the new theatre opening? Let us know in the comments below

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