Heist Brew’s HUGE new bar promises shuffleboard, arcade and a whopping 30 beer lines

After well over a year’s delay, thanks in part to the various lockdowns and some well documented roof issues, Heist Brew Co’s brand-new brewery tap, on Neepsend Lane, is finally set to open its doors this summer – and it sounds incredible.

Ahead of opening, owners Adam France and Dan Hunt have revealed exciting plans for their new ‘alternative hangout’ including shuffleboard tables, an arcade complete with 2p machines and grabbers, TV screens showing alternative sports and a projector on which you’ll be able to play Tony Hawks on PlayStation.

If that wasn’t enough, top burger joint Slap and Pickle are making the venue their new permanent home and plans for the bar include a massive 30 different lines of beer, giving them the most lines and biggest selection of draught beer in Sheffield.

Graffiti on Heist Bar's wall

Adam explains: “We just wanted to create somewhere a bit more unique than anywhere that’s in Sheffield at the minute. We’re trying to bring something from each of our experiences, as well as our experiences together in Europe and the US.

“We want it to be an alternative hangout where you can go sit in one room and have a quiet conversation with people, or you can come and hang out in another area and it’s a bit more of a lively vibe, full of fun stuff.”

Dan, who has to this point been the head brewer for Heist Brew after teaching himself to brew, adds: “In terms of the beers, loads of places are doing the same stuff from the same providers, but we’ve got enough lines to champion everybody, and we want to offer something that nobody else is offering.

“We’ve sourced Mad Scientist direct from Hungary. We’ve asked Emperor’s brewery if he wants a permanent line, which is hard to come by anyway, so we wanted to make sure we got first dibs on it. We want the beer selection to be a bit different.”

The space will be split into three areas; a self-contained brewery, allowing them to expand their award-winning beer operation, an events space and overspill area, where they will hold a range of events including Meet the Brewer and Homebrew nights as well as private hire events, and the main bar area, which will be home to the arcade and kitchen.

Graffiti in the entrance to Heist

Given the various trials and tribulations over the last year, Adam and Danny are cautiously optimistic as their vision for the venue begins to come together.

“Other than the last two or three months, since last March we’ve basically been thinking, what are we doing?” says Adam, “Things just kept coming up one after the other and it wasn’t a good time to be honest.”

Dan adds: “It felt like it was never going to happen, and then all of a sudden it all hit us like a train, really. We had every contractor start at the same time and ever since then it’s felt like we don’t have enough weeks left! it’s definitely moving towards the finish line now though.”

We cannot wait to see the finished bar and we’ll definitely be starting to save up our 2p’s in anticipation. For updates on their progress head over to socials here.Heist are also looking for a passionate brewery to join their team. If you have a passion for making beers, find out more here.

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