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Bruce & Co. Presents Project Darwin, which represents the opportunity to acquire Bridge Street Social Club, a unique licensed establishment comprising of a bar, nightclub and diner with a combined capacity of 650. Situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, the business is being offered for sale on a freehold basis.
Bridge Street Social Club trades from a six-storey attic corner tenement style property, which underwent a £375,000 refurbishment in 2015 and the building itself is more than 120-years-old. The bar and diner operate from the ground and lower ground levels, and is known as bssc, while the nightclub is situated on the two floors below and is known as the Underground Club.
The business has established itself as a hotspot on the Aberdeen club circuit, enjoying a varied clientele of students and young adults in the Underground Club, and an older audience in the bssc. The club opens 3 nights per week, whilst bssc is licensed to trade throughout the day from 12noon – 2am Sunday to Thursday and 12noon – 3am Friday and Saturday, with occasional late licenses. Both parts of the business operate throughout the year.
The business enjoys various accolades, including the ‘Best Bar None Gold Award’, ‘People’s Choice Award’ and a 4 out of 5-star rating on TripAdvisor. Additional marketing is carried out through their website; , where customers can view the menu and book tables.
Bridge Street Social Club is now being offered for sale due to the proprietors looking to semi-retire so they can spend more time with their family. They leave in place an excellent business opportunity with scope for growth under the right ownership.
There is potential to purchase, in addition to this offering, the first floor of Bridge Street. This could be utilised to develop bedrooms or accommodation. The vendor is open to discussing this with any interested party.
An overview of the business is as follows:
• Turnover of £1.6m year ending 30
Sunday to Thursday: 12noon until 2am
Friday & Saturday: 12noon until 3am
We have been advised that this business is available on a freehold basis.
Bridge Street Social Club trades as a bar and diner at street level, and has a separately configured nightclub with a combined capacity of 650.
The property is approximately 9,560 square feet in total.
The property is constructed of traditional solid granite walls, lying under a pitched and slated timber framed roof.
The access to the ground floor bar is taken from a doorway from Bridge Street and this area has large timber framed windows to the front and side, providing natural day light.
The bar is of a contemporary modern design and includes a shelved mirrored gantry.A disabled toilet is just off the bar area with a dj booth above overlooking the bar area. At lower ground floor level there is another bar/diner catering for 50.
The kitchen is situated on this level also and hosts a range of stainless-steel equipment. The nightclub is entered from Bridge Street as well as down through the levels. The entrance has a level with pay desk, cloakroom and seated area.
The main nightclub area is underground but has no natural light with stripped back walls vaulted ceilings and archways. There are two separate bar areas, a dance floor with tented ceiling and raised dj booths in each area.
The underground club comprises of three separate rooms, with two dj booths playing different genres of music. The club has 3 bars, the third room can be
used as a quiet area where customers can wind down or a VIP bar for special occasions. The club is open 3 nights a week.
Bssc Bar/pub is open from 12noon until 2am; Sunday to Thursday and 12noon until 3am; Friday & Saturday. The venue shows live sports on 8 screens around
the venue. Live music is provided by guest performers. The bssc bar also benefits from guest dj’s playing different genres of music on various nights.
Bar, disabled toilet and general storage (dj’s booth on mezzanine level).
Lower Ground Floor
Further bar/restaurant, kitchen, office, toilets, ge
This Information Memorandum has been prepared to offer the sale of Bridge Street Social Club, a multi-purpose venue situated in the heart of Aberdeen, offered for sale on a freehold basis.
Bridge Street Social Club has a unique history, with the origins of the property dating back 120 years.
The property was acquired by the vendors in October 2008 and a refurbished bar was opened in December 2008 with nightclub opening in May 2009.
In 2013, the proprietors opened an underground club on the lower levels of the property. This has been a great success, with 50% of the businesses’ income now raised through running of the club.
In 2018 the business won ‘Best Bar None Gold Award’ and ‘People’s Choice Award’.
Following a decade of successful trading, Bridge Street Social Club is now being offered for sale via Bruce & Co, leaving in place a fantastic business opportunity, with the potential to grow under the right ownership.
In addition there is incredible potential as an additional purchase to add substantial accommodation to the premises, which provides an ideal opportunity for investors/developers.