York’s new game bar will open in February next year, it was revealed today (Thursday).
Roxy Ball Room is set to open over two floors of Stonebow House after it was granted an alcohol licence in September.
Known as ‘booze and ball games’ bars, Roxy venues specialise in a range of activities to enjoy over a beer or cocktail.
Today, the company said York’s bar will feature games including
- duck pin bowling
- crazy pool
- American pool
- tech darts
- ice-free curling
- ping pong
- and a batting cage.
It will also serve food, all to a rock and indie soundtrack.
Founded by Matthew Jones and Ben Jones, Roxy Leisure opened their first Roxy Ball Room site on Leeds Boar Lane ten years ago in December 2013.
Their second site was the first bowling lane concept, Roxy Lanes, on Leeds Bond Street in 2014.
The Roxy Leisure group currently has 18 sites across the UK, following their most recent launches in Liverpool and Cheltenham.
Roxy Ball Room York will be launching in February 2024 as part of the group’s extensive expansion plans which will mark their first launch of the new year.
Roxy Leisure’s sales & marketing director Joel Mitchell said: “York is rich in history and home to a thriving hospitality scene that we’re excited to be a part of.
“With our first Roxy Ball Room on Boar Lane in Leeds marking its 10th anniversary this month, we have plenty of reasons to celebrate our next opening in Yorkshire.”
Nearby residents opposed the licensing application for the Stonebow bar, going so far to say it would ‘trash the area‘.
The application was approved with conditions including a 400-person maximum capacity, bottle and glass collecting only between 8am and 8pm and to circulate the details of the duty manager and area manager to nearby residents every six months.