After four years at the Corn Exchange on North Church Side, Atom is ready to start a fresh chapter as it prepares to move to Princes Avenue.
The launch of the first Atom bar in summer 2018 was cause for much celebration, as fans of the science-led brewery had been crying out for it to open a social venue for many years. Since then Atom has gone from strength to strength, even during a global pandemic that rocked the hospitality industry. The support that Atom received during lockdown, particularly from residents of Hull’s bohemian HU5 area, inspired the team to reassess their city centre presence and start thinking about relocation.
Allan Rice, Founder and Chief Beer Geek at Atom Beers, said: “During lockdown we delivered our beers to homes down every HU5 avenue on a daily basis, which made us realise just how many members of our customer base live off Princes Ave. The street is a lively yet chilled out place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy great beer, so we’re confident that moving there will enable us to engage with people to even greater effect.”
Atom already puts a lot of focus into supporting its community working with local schools, colleges, and the University of Hull by educating children and adults in the science of brewing. The new bar will continue its charity pub quiz, held by Radio Humberside’s James Hoggarth, with plans to start more community-based clubs once in Princes Ave.
The current Atom Bar in the Corn Exchange will close at 11pm on Saturday 25 June. The team will then get to work kitting out the new venue at 38 Princes Avenue, with a launch event soon to be announced for the end of July. In the meantime, the Atom Bar in Beverley is business as usual and you can also take advantage of a generous 15% online discount by using code NEWHOME on the Atom Beers website.
Visitors to the new bar when it opens next month will be greeted by familiar faces, including Operations Manager Nick Kirman and his friendly team. The kitchen will still be run by Mark Green, whose Pattie Shack menu includes a wide range of flatbreads, grilled sandwiches and ever-changing specials, not to mention their famous pattie butties.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we’re leaving the Old Town but we also can’t wait to join the HU5 community,” said Allan. “We’ve always wanted to have a bar down Princes Avenue and it offers us more opportunities to get involved in the local arts, music, education, fitness and social scenes. It’s a very exciting time and we’d love for you to join us at our new home when it opens at the end of July.”