Moon Shine nightclub opens new “urban jungle”-themed garden to provide “community vibe” for visitors
Portsmouth’s Moon Shine club replaces a disused club in Southsea and opened its doors to punters in October 2021.
Owned by Yannick Rowe and his friends Harrison Hart and Jeff Gibbs, Yannick said the new garden – completed earlier this month – will provide that “extra element” to the venue for hosting events and serving up exciting new elements of their menu.
The venue is a two-story bar with a nightclub at 1 Granada Road. Everything is set to find success in its 1920s-themed Prohibition Cocktail Club on the ground floor, providing a hub for music and a platform for new Portsmouth-based artists.
However, Yannick said this garden area will provide that extra element to promote the venue as a community space for visitors and provide “more local clientele”.
He explains, “It’s really more than a community-based sensation. We thought we had all three elements at the moment. We have the main room, the bar and we thought we just needed that extra element of outdoor space.
“I hope this will attract everyone throughout the winter and summer.
“We will also organize different thematic events outside. We hope to attract a little more local clientele, so we are a local club bar for the area. We hope that more people this summer will join the garden in the sun and try to bring more locals down.
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The garden is based on an urban “concrete jungle” theme with pallet-based seating and decking and a wired ceiling with a feature that provides glow-in-the-dark lighting.
A new menu launched at Moon Shine will also offer a pub atmosphere with burgers, fish and chips and pub classics.
Yannick adds: “It’s very exciting for us. It is the third dimension of the building. It’s a great additional avenue for us.
“It’s quite an urban look. This suits our target market perfectly for the T. It has only been open for two weeks, but Saturday and Sunday it has been very busy. Strawberry daquiris are the most popular cocktail so far.