The transformed bar, located on Alexandra Street, spans over two floors and 11 new jobs will be created.
Opening from 10am for breakfast, a grab-and-go coffee counter will be installed, serving fresh pastries and free refillable coffee. The whole site will be equipped with free Wi-Fi and tables will have charge points for phones and laptops. Printing will also be available for those looking for an easy-going workplace away from the office.
There is a new dedicated Games Room with pool, gaming machines or retro consoles. For those wishing to enjoy music, the venue’s popular QUIDS in night will return every Tuesday. Customers can even try their hand at being the DJ, as a simple ‘check in’ allows them to select music from their phones to be played throughout the venue.
Andy Pipe, General Manager at The Alex, said, “We’re really excited to open the doors to the new Alex and can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of our new look. We know that a late night offering is really important to our customers and we want to keep up our reputation as the go-to place in Southend, whether you’re looking for a great night out or something a little more relaxed. We’ll also have a regular program of live music and comedy, and continuing our renowned sports screenings which we know will be even more important for 2016.”
The Alex reopens at 6pm on Saturday 30th January, with free craft beer tasters and samples from the new menu available to try. Local bands The Lucky Strikes and Darren Jones and the World Music Band will be performing from 8.30pm.