London-based bar and restaurant collection The Columbo Group would like to announce the forthcoming opening of The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch. Located on Curtain Road, on the site formerly inhabited by Bar Music Hall, the new opening is scheduled to launch in May 2014, and will be an East London sibling to the original Blues Kitchen which opened in Camden in 2009.

The Blues Kitchen will offer Texan BBQ, live music seven nights a week, and showcase one of the biggest bourbon selections in the UK. Housed within a vast converted Victorian warehouse across two levels, The Blues Kitchen will be able to accommodate up to 500 across a spacious diner, two bars, dance floor, stage and private events space.

The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch will be the first and only venue in London to serve Crate Brewery on draught, which is brewed locally in Hackney Wick. Perhaps only for the most adventurous amongst us, the Blues Kitchen will also stock Snake Venom, the world’s strongest beer at 67.5%. Other bottled beers include Dixie, Camden Pale Ale, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale and Brooklyn Lager.

The new site, located in the heart of Shoreditch’s bustling strip, is an expansive industrial space, comprising of multiple areas all designed for drinking, dining and dancing, and all differing in style. Upon arrival, guests will be met by an imposing rectangular central island bar, from which you will be able to order drinks, or enjoy a more casual counter dining experience. To the left an elevated level will host a series of giant booths, including one large high roller booth, accommodating up to 20. A stage and dance floor takes up the right hand side of the area whilst the back of the space will be inhabited by a vintage, 1950s silver Airstream caravan, cut in half which guests will be able to hire out, or use as a VIP drinks area. Further party space and dining is available in the venues basement.