New live music venue for Swansea
Swansea's getting a new live music venue.
The Bucket List is based in the old Adelphi Hotel in Wind Street and operated by the Welsh Creative Hospitality Group.
Bruno Nunes and Mike Griffiths own Peppermint Bar & Kitchen in Swansea and Cardiff, Bambu Beach Bar and Brewstone in the Uplands.
Their latest venture will create more than 25 jobs.
Bruno Nunes said: "We're already well represented in the city and in particular Wind Street, so it was important that our product differentiated not just from the existing, but followed the great example of the many new changes Wind Street and vicinity already boast of.
"I really hope everyone will enjoy the relaxed experience at The Bucket List and will see it like that great place that is there for the long run and one, that specially on the live music scene, will look to establish itself as THE (smaller capacity) venue for live music in the city."
Mike Griffiths said: "Why The Bucket List? Well, we were looking to offer things in a more casual, informal environment.
"We travelled to Chicago to the national restaurant show and took the opportunity to visit Nashville, the world's capital for Live Music and straight away, we were blown away by the great energy of the venues there."
"The setup was simple and straightforward and the product was both great and simple. With The Bucket List we hope to offer that great experience you should try before you "kick the bucket"."
The new venue will have live music, over 120 beers from all over the world, an American inspired menu served from a kitchen open until 1am and a 'members only' Ball Room.
It opens this weekend.
Bruno added: "Some industry colleagues keep telling me that another business in Swansea or Wind Street is probably a bad idea. But I love Swansea as a city, I can see Wind Street changing for the better every year and with the pedestrianisation and improvement of the street furniture, I genuinely feel that we're on the cusp for some great change and have something for everyone of all ages"
"The regeneration of our city centre is upon us and with that, we hope the leaders of our council will see the clear benefit of firmly linking the unique great potential of a much better Wind St as a food, drink and entertainment quarter to the rest of this great regeneration project that is happening right now."