Inside the new cocktail and wine bar open in Hull city centre
From left, Lloyd Grieveson and Mike Wrightson (Image: Katie Pugh)
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 Mar 2018
A “laid back” wine and cocktail bar in the centre of Hull has officially opened its doors.
The Service Station in George Street opened for the first time on Saturday, with the owners’ hopeful to see the area once again become a major part of Hull’s late-night economy.
Serving a plethora of drinks, the bar’s cocktail menu includes a Pornstar Martini (£7.95), a Parisian Daiquiri (£7.50) Whiskey Sours (£7.50) and even the ever-popular Zombie (£9).
As well as these all-time classics, they also have a drinks menu celebrating the best of Hull.
A Pornstar Martini (Image: Katie Pugh)
All priced at £8.50, they include the Hull Heroes, which is gin shaken with port, lemon juice, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire and cranberry juice, as well as The Bee Lady – Bacardi rum, orange juice, black pepper, passion fruit and soda.
The third honorary drink, the William Wilberforce, contains a Patron shot, lemon juice, lime juice, agave syrup and Chambord black raspberry liqueur.
Business partners Mike Wrightson and Lloyd Grieveson have transformed the former Black & Decker store into a “community orientated” bar, and promises to have music at its heart with a piano and guitar for customers to play.
Service Station opened in George Street on Saturday (Image: Katie Pugh)
Mr Wrightson said: “We want to hold open mic nights and things like that, but also for people who may not have their own instruments any more to just come in, pick it up and play.
“The focus will also be on the drinks as well, with nice wine and good variety of cocktails.
"We are going to have a couple of special community cocktails to help raise money for charities - one in association with Hull for Heroes and another for Jean Bishop, with 50p from each going the charities.
"We are going to have some special Hull ones as well, so hopefully people can see the community aspect of the bar.”