Whitehaven Club Set To Reopen Post-COVID With A New Look And App

By Oliver Hodgson

After six long silent months a West Cumbrian night club has found a way to finally reopen its doors in the ‘new normal’ era following the COVID lockdown.

Formerly a bouncing Whitehaven nightspot, Club 135, is reopening with a new more ‘chilled’ and ‘calmer’ environment and a whole new look, set to be welcoming customers from Friday September 4.

What was once a bouncing dance floor is now home to new seating

The club’s owners, Danielle Lee and Mark Johnson say they are raring to go after weeks of perpetration making sure the club not only looks the part, but is COVID-safe and correctly risk assessed. 

Danielle said: “Coronavirus hasn’t been easy and being the owner of a business has had its added stress.

“It will be great to be able to have people back, of course, it isn’t possible to operate at full capacity and in fact, we are operating at third of our usual capacity, however, we will be ensuring that what we say we are doing we do.

“We have made sure we are doing everything right and it has taken a while to study all the guidance, we believe we have followed the guidelines to a ‘T’.

“We look forward to seeing people this weekend, and hopefully, everyone enjoys the more chilled back, seated atmosphere.”

Club 135’s newly lit and decorated bar

Along with a new look the bar is launching an app meaning punters needn’t queue at the bar to order drinks, but can now expect table service.

Staff are also asking customers to book in advance where possible, and their opening night is fully booked, however, there may be a chance for walk-ins. 

Upon entering the bar, guests will be asked to scan a QR code and add their details for track and trace purposes – something which has become a new standard across sit-in venues since reopening in July.