Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 November 2021
OWNERS of Hinckley town centre’s newest bar “Out Out”, who are currently re-fitting the former Vis a Vis bar, have been answering questions about their venture on social media sharing site TikTok.
They have mainly been using the platform to document their interior refurbishment on the former shots bar, based in the Edwards Centre on Regent Street in Hinckley town centre.
The first post on the account was made on Tuesday, 26 October, and has been used almost every day since, with over 100 people now following the account in total.
But, as inquisitive viewers have watching the interior refurbishment works take place, they have been left wondering how it will differ to other town bars once they open.
The owners have been responding to curious commenters.
One asked if they will serve up food, but a spokesperson for the venture, explained that no food will be on offer at all, as they are “a VERY [sic] late bar”.
Sadly for hopefuls hoping to have a tipple inside of the bar before Christmastime, it doesn’t seem likely, as owners replied “I doubt it. Sorry”, when asked if they would be open by this side of Christmas.
Another commenter asked if Out Out would serve up cocktails, like other nearby town centre bars, to which they replied with a shrugging shoulders emoji, proceeding to say: “If there’s a demand for it.”
They have been ‘tackling the mess’ left inside of the bar, such as removing the old ceiling tiles and drinks bar – they have even found an old ‘Miss Litten Tree’ sash, Carling T-shirt, and an unopened pack of cigarettes stashed away in the roof.
The former occupant, Vis a Vis permanently closed in early April after 16 years, to little surprise, as the building was put up ‘to let’ in October 2020.
A Facebook page was launched for “Out Out” on 24 October – and the news of them coming to the town centre was broken by the Free Press days later on 29 October.
Owners have been posting to local community forum page, Spotted Hinckley, where they are appealing for tradesman to help carry out the works inside.
The bar is named after a popular comedy routine by Micky Flanagan, where he jokes about people going “out out”, meaning a night of festivities are in order.