Thriving gin and cocktail bar, The Artizan, has almost doubled its capacity after carrying out extension work to meet demand from Teessiders looking to enjoy their wide range of drinks.
Since opening during the summer on Roman Road in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, The Artizan has proved a huge hit with its locally-themed, barrel-aged cocktails such as The Transporter, Captain Cook, Cleveland Hills and its marquee offering, the Welder’s Margarita.
And its owners moved to meet the growing demand by investing in extending the public space to increase seating capacity from 31 to 57.
Paul Wood, who runs The Artizan along with brothers Andrew and Anthony Hynes, said: “We’re proud to have built the venue ourselves and we again carried out all the extension work ourselves, too.
“Demand has exceeded even our own high expectations, so we made a decision to extended into the adjoining space that we had planned to lease out – but it was clear that we needed the space. So what was once Peppercorns Sandwich Shop is now part of our venue.
“We’ve had fantastic feedback about the look and feel of the place that helps to create a great atmosphere and ambience while enjoying what we think is the best cocktails and gin menu on Teesside.
“We’re open seven days a week, but we’re attracting people in from Yarm, Redcar and right across Teesside on Fridays and Saturdays, while we’ve quickly built up a number of Linthorpe regulars, which is great.”