Thursday saw the launch of Reef Club upstairs in the newly refurbished Walkabout Carlisle. The company have spent £500,000 on the venue and have also made improvements to the food menu and outdoor space.
The red carpet was rolled out and we were given a glass of fizz on arrival. Carl Hull provided the music for the evening and some of the food, like the new mini burgers, was available to sample.
Downstairs there is more of a laid back cafe feel with a new wooden bar which rolls forwards in waves and a circular VIP area beside the dance floor. Upstairs features fairy lights over individual wooden booths and projections of underwater scenes.
On the whole Walkabout has undergone quite a change. I still don’t see myself heading there on a night out but I would be more likely to pop in for lunch, to watch the football or catch some live music.