Made in Manhattan - a new venture from TGI Friday's team

63rd+1st have announced that they are officially opening their second venue on 24th September in Glasgow, with bookings set to launch online on 8th September. The concept is part of TGI Friday's UK, taking its name from the street that the iconic NYC brand hails from. The original TGI Friday's in New York was opened on the corner of 63rd Street and 1st Avenue in 1965 by iconic salesman and restaurateur, Alan Stillman. His vision was to create a place that attracted the career crowd, and within a week it was so popular with hordes of singles that it had to be roped off by police.

Located on Bothwell Street and just a short walk from Glasgow Central Station, this new cocktail bar and restaurant spans 275 square meters, seating 135 in a large but neatly designed restaurant, lounge, bar area. An additional 24 covers are available in its outdoor dining area.

Diners at the new 63rd+1st venue can expect a menu of Crispy Calamari, Chilli, Lime, and Aioli sharing plates, or Small Steak Plates with Prime Scottish beef with Burrata, Heirloom Tomatoes, Balsamic + Basil. Also on offer will be a number of luxurious dishes like Seared Scallops with black pudding and pea puree, Crispy Duck Shaker Salad and a range of Pizzettas.

63rd+1st showcases a unique identity and beautiful club-style interior, creating a stylish hub for people to meet morning, noon, and night. Furthermore, the menu is inspired by the street food scene in Manhattan and celebrates the personality and principles of iconic classic cocktails and quality eclectic food with a legendary atmosphere.

The company is also proud to note that its new location in Glasgow will bring 55+ full and part time jobs to the area with career opportunities still available.

Scottish-born Robert B. Cook, CEO of 63rd+1st, said: ”63rd+1st represents the coming together of people, culture, tastes and styles. Inspired by over 50 years of unique heritage it is a cocktail bar and restaurant where great things will happen.

”To say we are excited to bring the second ever 63rd+1st venue to Glasgow would be an understatement. We have always felt the love and loyalty from our Scottish guests and we can’t wait for them to join us and be spoilt by the 63rd+1st experience.”

Sian O’Brien, General Manager of 63rd+1st Glasgow, added: ”Having successfully launched the brand in Cobham alongside renowned resturanteur Dawid Samulczyk, formerly of Soho House and Gordon Ramsay stable, I jumped at the opportunity to return home to Scotland to lead the 63rd+1st Glasgow team.

”Two or more is the rule at 63rd+1st – whether that’s food, drink and company! Although if you do turn up on your own, it is the perfect environment to meet people. From handcrafted cocktails accompanied by amazing sharing plates, to delicious dishes perfectly paired with a bottle from our extensive wine list, we’ve got you covered. We can’t wait to see everyone soon.”

The first 63rd+1st opened in Cobham, Surrey in May 2021. Further locations are due to open throughout the UK this year, with the next location confirmed in Harrogate, North Yorkshire for later this year.

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