New nightspot The Dog and Doublet has opened in Wolverhampton.
Just weeks after iconic club night Blast Off closed its doors for good, The Dog and Doublet had its grand unveiling a few doors down on North Street.
Former Blast Off DJs have been hired to provide indie and soul sounds for the distinctive Wolverhampton venue, which attracted hundreds of people during its opening night at the weekend.
But with jazz, blues and acoustic nights, an outdoor cocktail bar, a pub-style lounge area and a dancefloor fireplace on the Dog and Doublet menu, it’s clear this is no Blast Off MK2.
That was something manager Jack Webb was keen to stress as he opened the doors to his new punters for the first time.
“We’re not affiliated with Blast Off in any way although I’m sure we’ll pick up some of that crowd,” he said.
“It’s very different though and basically there’s nothing like this in Wolverhampton.
“Things have gone well so far.
“It’s got the feel of a Birmingham venue, it’s a traditional pub with an indie theme.”
Framed pictures of iconic bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Who and The Rolling Stones adorn the walls – as do retro Wolverhampton Wanderers images – and the venue sells a host of traditional beers.
Chesterfield chairs and a log burner add further character to the venue, while a Union Flag is draped over the DJ area.
The pub will also sell home-cooked food and offers free wi-fi.
For the opening night three of the venue’s regular indie, motown and soul club nights were combined.
Carl Auzins and Ian Davies, who previously DJ’d in the smaller room at Blast Off, and main room DJs Gavin Priest and Imran Khan will all be holding club nights on Saturdays.
The Dog and Doublet has replaced the former Manders Bar, in North Street, which closed last year.