Dukes - The ingredients of a memorable evening

by Dukes Bar in Halifax, England, United Kingdom

£6,766

£10,000 target 16 days left
67% 78 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 13th November 2020 at 4:36pm

Make Dukes a reality. Become a Duke.

by Dukes Bar in Halifax, England, United Kingdom

1602232916_5415218b-1ac7-480c-b066-f5bc43f3e8e3.jpegWelcome to Dukes.

What began as a conversation whilst enjoying a gin & tonic in Edinburgh, about opening a small pop-up bar specialising in gin, quickly turned in to a bit of a local hit. Customers came back for the passion, the vibe and the knowledge (it might have also been the selection of 150 different gins).

Within a year, we outgrew our little pop-up and had started to look for a permanent space where we could create the bar we had dreamt of for so many years. All the while, we gained experience working for some fantastic local businesses like Vocation & Co., Drink?, Barbary’s and Yakumama.

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In July 2019, we stumbled across the perfect, permanent home for our new bar in Halifax. A vibrant town filled with fantastic snippets of history and beautiful architecture, we couldn’t believe our luck when we came across the impressive frontage of 16-18 Market Arcade. Huge windows and amazing natural light, it really felt like the place was made for us.

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Through the name and branding, we wanted to give a nod to some family history. Sean’s Grandparents were avid fans of speedway and as their family grew, so the tradition of taking the Grandchildren to the Shay Stadium to see Dukes continued. When the name ‘Dukes’ was suggested by my brother, James, it seemed like a perfect way to remember that tradition.

In late February 2020 our licensing and planning application was approved and we set a date to sign. Friday 20th March. Yep, you guessed it, the day that hospitality businesses throughout the country were told to shut. Our temporary bar work dried up, meaning we have had to dip into the savings which we had planned to use for Dukes.

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This is where we need your help. Since securing the location, we have worked incredibly hard, aiming to transform the space into something we can be proud of. Restoring a building that’s 150 years old has taken some serious graft, so to help save on costs we have been doing a lot of the building work ourselves.

We are looking to raise £10,000 to put the final pieces of Dukes into place. In exchange for your pledge, there are a variety of rewards available, from pin badges and tote bags to cycling jerseys and bar tabs with benefits.

We really hope that you will be interested enough to get involved and become a Duke.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Drink at Dukes

Pre-pay a house beverage and receive the biggest thank you from us.

£10 or more

4 of 50 claimed

Dukes Team Pin Badge

An enamel pin badge, designed by Drew Millward. Show it to your friends, or to us for a high five!

£10 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Dukes “Ey Up!” Pin badge

Collaboration “Ey Up!” Enamel pin badge with Third Eye Signs for a true northerner. www.instagram.com/Babb_sabbath

£15 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Dukes Tote Bag

A screen printed, cotton tote bag with our magnificent elephant logo designed by Drew Millward

£25 or more

9 of 50 claimed

Part-Time Duke

A membership card that gives you 15% off food and drink and 10% off merch, every Monday and Tuesday! Terms and conditions apply, it wouldn’t be real if they didn’t.

£30 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Dukes Raglan T-shirt

Rock a Dukes t-shirt with a difference. 3/4 length contrasting sleeves with our logo on the left side of the chest and a big ol’ design on the back. We’ll contact you for your sizing information once the Crowdfunder has finished.

£50 or more

19 of 50 claimed

£50 Bar Tab

Pre-pay a £50 bar tab now, and we’ll give you an extra £10 to spend. £60 to spend at Dukes? OK!

£60 or more

4 of 25 claimed

Dukes x Paria Cycling Jersey

Dukes x Paria cycling jersey with artwork by Drew Millward. We’re keen riders and we love a cool jersey, now you can look cool too. We’ll contact you for your sizing information once the Crowdfunder has finished.

£100 or more

4 of 30 claimed

Dukes Team Rider

A membership card that gives you 15% off food and drink and 10% off merch, all week! Terms and conditions apply, it wouldn’t be real if they didn’t.

£180 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Opening party

Guarantee a table for our opening weekend for you and five friends. We’ll give each of you a Dukes goodie bag filled with merch, beers and beer tokens to spend on the night. We’ll contact you to arrange a date and time. Of course this is subject to change depending on what the government decide is the latest trend.

£200 or more

2 of 15 claimed

£200 Bar Tab

Pre-pay a £200 bar tab now, and we’ll give you an extra £50 to spend with us! Just think of what you could buy with £250!

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Sponsor a beer tap

Choose 1 of 3 taps to sponsor, a big hitting beer dispensed with your help. Choose from the Imperial Stout, Double/Triple IPA or Big Sour line.

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