Shuffle Bar & Jukebox takes Southampton venue following Brighton success

14 February 2017

International real estate advisor Savills, on behalf of a private landlord, has let The Tap Room in Southampton to Mason Projects (Southampton) Ltd, trading as Shuffle Bar & Jukebox, on a new free-of-tie lease. 

The Grade II listed property, which was fully refurbished in 2014, features 1,260 sq ft (117 sq m) of ground floor trading space with private accommodation above, as well as an external courtyard. 

Shuffle Bar & Jukebox, owned by husband and wife team Paul and Sonya Mason, was established in 2014 and runs the successful Shuffle Bar & Kitchen on Brighton’s London Road.  The operator has plans to acquire a further site in 2017, followed by two more next year in university towns such as Guildford, Reading, Portsmouth, Winchester, Exeter and suburbs of South London. 

Chris Bickle, licensed leisure director at Savills, comments: “Southampton’s profile as a leisure destination has grown in the last few years, particularly with the opening of major new developments including WestQuay Watermark and Southampton Arts Complex.  The Tap Room is located in one of the established alternative circuits which has benefited from several new openings in recent months, including Brewdog and City Pub Co’s London Road Brewhouse.”

Paul Mason of Shuffle Bar & Jukebox adds: “We had been searching for our second site for 18 months.  We had previously identified Southampton and, in particular, the Bedford Place area as a great pitch on a well known circuit, so we were delighted when Savills told us about the site.  We are bringing with us a unique type of drinking experience where our guests have full control of the music by accessing our bespoke digital jukebox via their mobile devices. They are able to choose from over 2,000 tracks, spanning 50 years of music, not to mention a cocktail menu of over 120 drinks.  Our Brighton guests absolutely love it and we can’t wait to get Southampton shuffling!”


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