Roxy Ballroom is a chain bar currently with restaurants in Leeds and Liverpool and last week, the company opened a new premises in my home town of Huddersfield and I was invited to the launch. Roxy is an American style bar with ping pong tables, large pool tables and American style grub - pizzas, burgers and fries. It is a place where you can let your hair down and have fun, whether you're looking for a casual few drinks after work with your friends or an activity based night out.
The interior is rather arty with graffiti style designs on the walls and pipework polished up to give a silver industrialised colour scheme. It's completely different to the former residents of this building Picturehouse - which used to be a lot more art deco with cinema chairs and wooden panelling and I really like it. The nightlife in Huddersfield has seen a lot of ups and downs over the last five years, with many bars struggling to succeed through the recession, but now everything seems on the up - there are more bars than ever before and a trendy, yet fun place like Roxy Ballroom is just what the town needed.
Not only is Roxy a fun, quirky bar, it is also a place where you can grab food and the menu is plentiful and delicious. There's a variety of food for everyone, including several vegetarian options. Their speciality cracked pepper chips are the best thing I've had in ages and I thoroughly enjoyed my sample of their vegetarian burger which is a tomato, mozzarella and olive flavour combination.
The Roxy Ballroom launch was probably one of the best nights out that I have had in ages and I can see my husband and I becoming regulars here. If you're looking for something a little bit different for your nights out in Huddersfield or fancy playing a few games on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I would recommend giving Roxy a visit.
Have you been to one of the Roxy Ballrooms?