Entertainment venue is switching to much larger premises

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Bar and bowling alley, Roxy Lanes, is re-locating from its current location on Bond Street to The Light on The Headrow.

The venue, due to open early next year, is three times the size of its Bond Street predecessor, which opened in Leeds back in 2014.

This new gaming hub will incorporate all the elements of existing Roxy venues, but this time under one roof.

Its ground floor will host a large bar area where customers can choose from a selection of craft beers, cocktails and spirits, as well as slices and fries.

A basement area will be dedicated to gaming, with 10 bowling lanes, two duck pin bowling lanes, shuffle boards, American pool tables and beer pong as well as a second bar area.

Something new for this venue is the addition of a curling lane where players slide their stones down the smooth surface of the lane, aiming for the bullseye. It is an ice-free curling lane – one of only a few in the UK.

Brand development manager, Joel Mitchell, said: “This is an incredible location, right in the heart of Leeds city centre.

“Whilst the Bond Street venue was a great starting point for us as a brand, it’s now time to up the ante and we’re delighted to be able to expand and offer our customers even more of that Roxy Lanes experience.

“So many people want to catch up with friends or relatives or even have work socials and Roxy Lanes encapsulates that spirit of fun and brings people together.

“It’s a huge venue which has enabled us to add more games and a bigger bar area.”

The 15,000 sq ft venue will also be a good place to watch the latest sporting action, with live BT and Sky Sports showing in the upstairs bar area. Children can get a slice of the action up until 5pm when accompanied by an adult.

The Bond Street venue will continue to trade until the switchover takes place.