Leamington’s premier bar, Altoria, is adding to its offering with the launch of a new restaurant. Situated on ground floor of the existing Altoria venue on 45 Warwick Street, Bourbon Smokehouse will offer mouthwatering meats and handpicked whiskeys and liquors, all accompanied by live jazz, blues and soul music.

A traditional Bourbon rub and spiced smokehouse, this new venue will offer a selection of English meats with an American twist; from ribs and burgers, to marinated chicken and prime steak. Open for lunch and dinner, this is set to be the new hotspot for Leamington’s shoppers and diners, and will open on 19 November, just in time for the festive party season.

Matthew Dellapia, the new General Manager for Bourbon Smokehouse, said:

“I can’t wait to open the doors to our new prohibition-themed lounge bar and restaurant. This is something really different for the Leamington market – we’re aiming to bring great food, fine whiskeys, and live music to the town centre, offering diners an alternative to what’s already out there. Better than that, we’re in an established location with our sister venue, Altoria, still operating a late night bar above us. We are now a one-stop shop for a great evening; whether you want early dinner and drinks, or fancy dancing until the early hours… Altoria and Bourbon Smokehouse can give you the perfect night out.”

Bourbon Smokehouse is set to be jam-packed with character; with a sexy early 20th Century lounge bar feel, helped by a playlist of jazz, blues and soul. Adding to this atmosphere, Bourbon Smokehouse will have regular live music nights to bring the prohibition era to life. The venue will also boast a premium Bourbon and Whiskey range that matches perfectly with the classic Bourbon rub and spiced smokehouse menu. There will also be the ‘Go Hard or Go Home’ challenge where you can put your eating skills to the test with a 72oz Rump Steak, 1lb fries, two oven-roasted tomatoes, and smokehouse sauces. Complete this monster in under an hour and eat for free, get your photo on the wall of fame, and get a free t-shirt. Not only that, you and three friends can come back for a weekday visit and eat for free.

The new restaurant will replace the existing bar and grill, located at 45 Warwick Street in the heart of Leamington Spa. The Bourbon brand will join Altoria’s existing line-up, which includes late night bar Uber, Boutique room and the Observatory roof terrace. Known as one of the leading Leamington evening venues, the addition of Bourbon Smokehouse will see Altoria become an all-week venue; offering lunch and dinner to workers, shoppers and diners. This comes in addition to private event bookings across the venue’s four floors; from product launches and catwalk shows, to dinners and parties.

Bourbon Smokehouse opens at 45 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JX on Thursday 19 November. To sign up for launch information and pre-bookings, visit www.bourbonsmokehouse.co.uk.