A new bar is being planned in Liverpool, set up as a Social Enterprise with all profits going to charities in the area that deal with poverty and the effects of poverty.
The new addition to the burgeoning Liverpool bar scene will have a strict policy of only stocking drinks from independent producers, with an emphasis on local products. Both cask real ale and craft beer will feature highly, alongside artisan spirits and wine, served in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Micropubs have been a highly successful format in recent years with new bars opening regularly both locally and around the country and the founders of this new venture want to put that success to good use for the community.
“We want to run a great little boozer, with a focus on quality beers and spirits, but none of us have a desire to end up running some kind of bar empire, driven on expansion and greed” explains Simon, of Love Beer Hate Fascism, a small informal group of like-minded beer lovers, who has worked and managed various venues for the past 20 years, “The decision to run it as a non-profit enterprise quickly became the obvious option, and with the UK’s current austerity measures, the effects of poverty impact so many people in our city, we knew it was something we could make a different to, no matter how small.”
Struggling to think of a name for the new venture, the group decided to open up suggestions to the public as part of their first round of crowdfunding. A raffle of 2000 tickets is open, with all suggestions going into a draw to determine the new pub’s name. At £1 per ticket, this funding will provide for the initial legal and planning costs once a suitable home for the bar is found.
Suggestions can be submitted at https://www.nameourpub.co.uk and you can follow the group on Twitter @NameOurPub