Do you remember these bars which used to be on 1 Queen Street in Norwich?
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BrewDog is the latest bar to move into number 1 Queen Street. We take a look back at the other bars which have been in the building over the years.
Throughout the 1980s a number of bars and venues used the building including Gundry Whites, Drummonds as well as Whites. In the early 90s it was known as the City and Ale Wine Bar before the following businesses moved in:
•Hogshead 1996-2004: This pub replaced City and Ale Wine Bar which had been on the premises since 1993. It was a very popular pub in the late 1990s and served a wide range of real ales and beers. It was the last time the premises were used as a public house before being transformed into bars and nightclubs.
•Indulge Grill and Bar 2006-2009: The venue was used mostly as a restaurant with the meat used for the burger and steaks sourced from Norfolk suppliers. There was a separate bar where customers could enjoy a wide variety of cocktails.
•Noir Bar and Cafe 2009-2010: This venue hosted a large variety of entertainment under one roof from live music to film screenings and dance classes to tea parties. It was home to a cafe, described a mix of Parisian chic and a Norfolk cosy tea room, along with four bars.
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•Knowhere 2010-2012: At its peak this was one of the busiest bars in Norwich, with queues of people stretching down Queen Street, especially on Thursday and Saturday nights. It was known for showcasing new music talent from the region and hosted many guest DJs. But for anyone new in the city at the time who asked locals what bars would be busy that night the answer 'Knowhere' always caused some confusion.
•Carnival 2012: The circus-themed bar aimed to bring more live music to young people in Norwich when it opened in February 2012. The bar's target market was UEA students and it played cross-genre music from guest and resident DJs.
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•Hideout 2012-2014: Known for its house and garage nights, Hideout was popular with both locals and students alike. It had two dance floors and three bars. Throughout the two years of its existence, there were a number of notable promotional campaigns including a giant spider erected on front of the bar one Halloween and the introduction of hot tubs.
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