AJ McMenemy, the operator behind the Dundee-based Macmerry 300 group that owns The King of Islington, Abandon Ship and Bird & The Bear has opened a new bar called The Blue Room.
It’s located on the third floor of a former department store at 36 – 38 Nethergate, the basement of which houses the group’s speakeasy bar, Draffens.
Sarah Berardi of Draffens told DRAM, “I went to Italy to do the research prior to opening because what we are creating is an amaro, aperitivo Italian-style cafe-bar. At 35 covers, it’s fair to say that it’s an intimate venue and as the name suggests the colour scheme is blue, which contrasts beautifully with the white marble table tops. The property also has
many beautiful original features, like floor-to-ceiling windows.”