The craft of drinking
A new bar that invents its own Teesside-themed drinks has opened its doors.
The Artizan has launched on Roman Road in Linthorpe, and bosses say those looking for something a bit different will not be disappointed in the vast array of drinks and the type of experience on offer.
Customers can choose from 24 types of gin, some of which are infused with various flavours by The Artizan’s staff, as well as sample “the most expensive cocktail on Teesside”.
It’s headed by brothers Anthony, 27, and Andrew Hynes, 33, together with friend Paul Wood, 36, and the local lads have a big vision for the future.
“What sets us apart from the rest is the quality of our drinks. We use premium ingredients and serve good beers in the correct glasses; it’s about standards and we want to give people a great experience when drinking here.”
Cocktails such as the Transporter, Bottle of Notes (served in a smoked bottle) and Cleveland Hills all add a regional feel and there will also be a show-stopping £100 beverage called The Welder’s Margarita.
The bar will also offer an opportunity for people to get involved in the cocktails business too.
The team will be working alongside the council to set up the Artizan School of Cocktails where they will help local people get into the profession through a training scheme.
Inside the Artizan, on Roman Road