As America prepares its annual Independence Day festivities, the UK is gearing up for its own 4th July celebrations as lockdown measures ease down and bars begin to reopen. And, if it’s a spot of social sporting action you’ve been missing, then The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes may be just the tonic you need to pep you up.  

Leeds’ premier sports bar is bouncing back with a dapper new look that blends its usual brand of entertainment with extra safety measures. The relaunch just so happens to coincides with Leeds United’s continued quest to jump back into the premier league as they take on Blackburn Rovers at 15:00.

As you’d expect, Brotherhood will be offering an enticing selection of the finest liquid medication known to mankind from its finely stocked bar, ranging from beer and Prosecco packages to inspired cocktail creations and premium liquor.

Above and beyond

In light of the ongoing pandemic, Brotherhood have taken extra precautions to ensure the safety of their customers and in-house team with a range of measures that go above and beyond government guidelines. Each of the venues bars will be covered with plastic screening and hand sanitiser units will be dotted all around the venue and on the front door.

All tables will be adorned with handy QR codes, allowing guests to scan the code on their phone to instantly bring up the menus. All food and beverages can then be ordered and paid for using a smartphone, which will all be delivered to the table.

The Brotherhood team delivering drinks and collecting glasses will be in full PPE, as will the bar and kitchen team. An all-new training program written in conjunction with COVID-19 measures has been rolled out to the team and the venue is undergoing a deep clean prior to the relaunch.

Each bar has been equipped with timers programmed to go off every 20 minutes, ensuring staff regularly sanitise all front of house areas, including tables, sides and hand rails. Signs will be displayed throughout the venue to remind guests to stick to the 2-metre social distancing rule.

Electric sporting atmosphere

A new lick of paint provides a subtle makeover and confetti cannons, an eclectic soundtrack and lighting help to maintain electric sporting atmosphere that Brotherhood regulars have come to expect. Table bookings are on a first come, first serve basis, which guests can book online alongside a variety of drinks packages.

This includes cases of Peroni, Heineken, Corona and bottled spirits ranging from Grey Goose to Jack Daniels and Bombay Sapphire. Guests can also order drinks on an ad-hoc basis from their table, where an impressive hand-picked selection of the finest whiskies, rums, gins, tequilas and more will be available.

Brotherhood’s small yet well edited range of mouth-watering comfort food is also back on the menu, ranging from juicy burgers to sharing platters and nibbles.

Like many businesses across the UK, Brotherhood has worked hard to adapt to what has been an incredibly testing year in the hospitality industry, which began with a food and drink delivery service. With additional measures added on top of those enforced by the government, Brotherhood are all suited and booted to return bigger and better than ever.

Brotherhood Director Seema Dhiman had this to say ahead of the relaunch:

‘’With football season back on track and the people of Leeds raring to get back out into the city, we couldn’t be any more excited to bring Brotherhood back to its best. We’re really proud of the additional safety measures we’ve put in place to protect our customers and employees, whilst also maintaining the fun and lively atmosphere we’ve become famous for.’’

‘’Our QR codes system makes ordering food and drink safe, simple and convenient. The team can’t wait to get back out there and help the people of Yorkshire cheer Leeds United on as they take on Blackburn. We predict it’s going to be quite a memorable weekend that will be fondly remembered by the people of Leeds.’’

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