As approximately 80,000 students descend onto the city to begin a new academic year in Leeds, many will be heartened to hear that student favourite restaurant Get Baked: The Joint will be re-opening on September 16.
Not only will the highly popular venue on Woodhouse Lane re-open following a refurbishment over the summer (despite only opening in February), but an exclusive chat with co-owner Rich Myers has revealed some brand new features and plans for the forthcoming 12 months:
1. Even later night drinking
Although the restaurant will still be a large part of the business, Get Baked will now stay open until 3am. If the Cactus Jack burgers weren’t inviting enough, now an extended curfew means more drinks in the establishment.
2. Even more live music
Live music events will be taking place with a DJ playing out of the kitchen. Digest that (no pun intended), along with the usual excellent quality of food, and various drinks offers (including two cocktails for £8 and drafts/pints priced at a measly £2.50).
3. You'll be able book your own private space
One of the side rooms has now been redecorated and made available as booking only. So, you and a bunch of mates can hire the room which will feature a sofa, TV, games console, refrigerator, and pretty much everything you need to re-create a home environment.
4. The Get Baked Sunday roast
This is one feature that many people are VERY excited about. We aren't talking Toby Carvery here: an American-style Sunday roast menu that promises something a little different to what you might expect – something Get Baked has earned a reputation for.
5. The fucking Catalina Wine Mixer
Shortly after The Joint re-opens it will be hosting a major event - the Catalina Wine Mixer on September 26. Promising to be the biggest event on the western hemisphere since 1997, expect a mix of '80s doo-wop, honky tonk and baroque pop, complete with pretentious food, bottomless punch and jelly donut shots.
We cannot confirm whether there will be space for helicopters to land, but you can find out more information about it and find tickets here.
Get Baked: The Joint. Trinity St Davids Church, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
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