A FAMOUS name will return to the Glasgow bar scene next week after being acquired and refurbished by a new owner.
Moskito was a fixture on the city’s Bath Street for almost twenty years before it closed its doors. The venue was acquired in early 2019 by Mark and Nicky Emlick and has been extensively refurbished, with its reopening delayed by over a year by the pandemic.
The team has now confirmed that the bar will reopen on 1st July under the leadership of general manager Ben McLeod.
The interior has been overhauled by Nicky’s NM Design firm and now features specially-commissioned artworks, bespoke furnishings and state-of-the-art lighting. The extensive food and drink offer encompasses cocktails including Bombay Negronis and citrus-infused Margaritas through to dishes such as a panko bread crumbed katsu sandwich and tandoori tiger prawns with rose harissa and smokey lemon garlic butter.
Once coronavirus restrictions allow, the venue will open until 3am.
McLeod said: “We are absolutely delighted to finally confirm our opening date of 1st July at long last. The refurbishment was a huge project and we are so proud of what we have achieved and we are now ready to make our mark in Glasgow.
“The drinks, food, interiors and music all have to work in harmony to create the vibe we want and we think we have nailed the balance of each of these. We have a brilliant team in place, fantastic suppliers and we now just want to get people booked in and through the doors.”