A recently announced city centre attraction set to add a new dynamic to the Leeds scene has revealed it will make its debut in March. Competitive socialising venue Carousel will reside on the ground floor in the venue once occupied by Tiger Tiger and promises revelers a unique entertainment experience unmatched in the city, with quality food and drink, a variety of gaming options as well as live music and DJs. Additionally, Home Nightclub can be found downstairs for those looking to dance late into the night.
The ambitious £2.25m project has seen the venue undergo a remarkable transformation with a complete redevelopment of the space. Founded by John O’Donoghue, both venues are firmly established in Lincoln, with Home first opening its doors in 2011 and Carousel in 2021. The opening of the new sites in Leeds are part of the group’s extensive expansion plans across the UK.
Carousel will feature private karaoke rooms, shuffleboard tables, interactive darts lanes, beer pong and a range of arcade games. Bookings are now being taken via the website, with spots available from 12pm on 28th March.
Interactive Darts offers up a modern spin on the pub classic, using real darts & a dartboard with a virtual twist incorporating elements of iconic games such as Battleships. Carousel will also boast Bank Shot Shuffleboard, a game which has taken the UK by storm over the past few years.
Beer Pong will also be available, as well as Prosecco and Hooch versions of the hilariously fun party game. Two private karaoke booths featuring state-of-the-art equipment will give guests the chance to show off their vocal prowess, and a games arcade complete with classic machines such as Air Hockey, Basketball Hoops, Daytona Racing, Whack a Clown and more will give gaming fans a dose of nostalgia. Prices depend on the activity you choose, with Interactive Darts & Shuffleboard costing £15 per hour (off peak) for up to 6 people.
Carousel will be serving up a tempting range of food and drink menus. Highlights from their street food-inspired menu include Asian-inspired Bao Buns, a show-stopping Big Top burger, Loaded Fries and even a mean Sunday Roast served in a Giant Yorkshire Pudding.
Carousel’s expert mixologists have been busy crafting an innovative and quirky cocktail menu that takes its inspiration from the world of fun fairs. Signature tipples include the gin-led Tropic Like It’s Hot, the indulgently creamy Kinder Surprise and the rum-centric Down the Clown. 2-4-1 cocktails will be up for grabs from Sunday through to Friday, and a bottomless offer runs throughout the week.
For those who want to keep the party going into the early hours, Home Nightclub will open below Carousel with two distinctly styled club rooms, aiming to deliver something new to the city’s club scene, hosting headline DJ’s playing the best of commercial, Dance & RnB.
Set to open it’s doors 4 nights a week, the multi-room nightclub boasts full scale production and multiple VIP areas. Tickets are available now for the club’s opening weekend on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Managing Director John O'Donoghue said:
‘’We’re thrilled to be opening our newest ventures in Leeds, it’s a great city and was my home for many years. The Light is such an iconic building and the perfect location for the combination of offers we are creating there.
This will be the first time in over 20 years something completely new and original has been brought to this great space in The Light and we are looking forward to feedback from both former and new customers.
Leeds is vibrant, independent and already has some outstanding leisure and hospitality businesses in the city centre, giving both locals and visitors a warm welcome and a great experience.
We are excited to have the opportunity to complement all that hard work and quality with our own brand of fun and entertainment in such a flagship development. We can’t wait to get the doors open and invite guests in.’’
Carousel opens on Thursday 28th March, with bookings available now from carousel-bars.co.uk
Home opens on Friday 29th March with tickets available now from home-leeds.co.uk
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