A BRAND new cabaret bar is coming to Yate.

The new bar will be based at Yate Shopping Centre’s Riverside Leisure Park in the old Prezzo unit.

Called Shan’s Cabaret Bar and live music venue is expected to open towards the end of October, providing 20 jobs in the area.

The bar will host live music and the very best impersonators and tribute bands the UK has to offer. Already signed to appear are George Michael, Take That, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Phil Collins and other impersonators.

Michelle Griffin, owner of Shan’s Cabaret Bar says: “We’re looking forward to opening the doors in October and show live music lovers what we’ve created.

“I wanted to open a venue that provides an entire night out under one roof.

“Guests can come here for food and drinks then stay and enjoy our fabulous live music acts without having to jump in a taxi to Bristol or drive anywhere else.”

Shan’s Cabaret Bar will be open from 7pm until 1am on Friday and Saturday. The front bar will be open for drinks from 3.30pm until 10pm Monday to Sunday.

Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, says: “We are very excited about the opening of Shan’s as this is a great boost to Yate’s night-time economy. It will add a much-needed venue to the town’s ever-increasing entertainment attractions helping to draw people from the wider catchment area. The letting to Shan’s will mean that the Riverside Retail & Leisure scheme is now fully let and alongside Cineworld, Little Giggles, Nandos and F&B, visitors to Yate can enjoy a great night out.

“The retail & leisure markets are continuing to experience difficult times, however Yate Shopping Centre continues to attract new and exciting offers with more announcements in the pipeline.”

Behind the bar will be a performance area with classic Parisienne-styled, lamp lit cabaret tables and seating for 120 people in front of a raised stage. Tucked away there will also be a separate exclusive VIP area sponsored by Moet et Chandon champagne house for those extra special evenings.

The food offering has been kept deliberately simple – handmade pizzas with a variety of toppings and steaks served with tiger chips and salad will be served, with all ingredients sourced locally.