New vegan bar Ripolin to open in Liverpool

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A new vegan bar in Liverpool is finally due to open next week. Ripolin was due to open earlier this year in April but the launch was delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

This bar is from the same team behind the vegan restaurant Down the Hatch, also in Liverpool, that opened a few years ago. Ripolin will serve cocktails and bar snacks, all vegan, and will be open until 2 am.

The bar will be home to takeover nights where people can host their own nights and earn half the takings of the night. Some takeover nights have already been planned including a Woodford Reserve night and a Jägermeister night.

Owner Joe O’Garra told the Liverpool Echo: “When the right opportunity came about near the [Down the Hatch], we decided to go for it and I began looking at the history of Duke Street for inspiration. I found that there was a paint store called Ripolin on the street in 1973, so paint has become the theme for the bar and influenced the decor. Even the cocktail menu has been designed to look like a colour swatch.”

“Having more time has given us a chance to get everything spot on, and during lockdown we’ve changed the venue completely which has increased capacity, so it’s been a blessing in disguise.”

Ripolin is continuing the theme of paint into the cocktail menu, where the drinks are names after colour names from 1970s colour charts.

You can find Ripolin at 62 Duke Street, Liverpool.

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