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Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes Is Opening A Bar That Is Also An Arcade

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 27 June 2018 at 10.36

Live music, vegan food, tattoos, and retro gaming? Count us in.

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes is opening Church- a bar which is also a gaming arcade which is being hailed as a 'temple of fun'.

Those who have visited Oli's Drop Dead Clothing store in Sheffield will already be familiar with the building that Church is set to be housed in. The building is a traditional victorian industrial premises, designed by famed architect William John Hale, who is responsible for a number of the victorian churches in the Sheffield area. Hence the name- Church. 

Church is a culmination of things central to Oli's life- live music, vegan food, tattoos, retro gaming and South American iconography. Basically, it sounds like a bloody good time. 

Speaking about his new venture, Oli has said "Our building has incredible heritage and I wanted to develop a bar with arcade machines concept that truly celebrated and developed that legacy. We wanted something that fitted with William John Hale's original and stunning design but provided something to wow 21st century customers. Our strapline is ‘Temple of Fun' - we provide a whole experience."

The 220 capacity venue is set to be open day and night, seven days a week from Friday, July 06. 

Count us in, because this sounds amazing. 

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