New Falkirk Sports Bar and Grill to welcome customers


Icons Sports Bar and Grill in Wooer Street will open to the public at midday on Saturday. The new venue, run by Knightsway Inns, hopes to offer people something a little different to what’s already on offer in Falkirk.

The team have taken over the premises of the former Jolly Gin giving it a full refurbishment in recent weeks and through its decor and image, Icons pays homage to neighborhood icons including Aitken’s Brewery, the Roxy Theatre, Irn Bru and the Kelpies.

Elaine Knight, of Knightsway Inns, said: “High Spirits is quite traditional in terms of building and look. At night and weekends it’s a younger crowd so our concept was to create something for the older age group. It is aimed at the over 21s and shows that you can still go out and have a good time with live entertainment.

The place will welcome customers from Saturday afternoon. Photo: Michael Gillen.

In addition to offering food in the bar and restaurant seven days a week, Icons has a pool table and darts with teams already lined up. Five televisions will offer a full sports package showing almost all sporting events live when possible.

And once the catering service ends in the evening, a live entertainment program is scheduled every Friday and Saturday evening. Live music lined up every weekend for the rest of the year with most local artists from the Falkirk area. Voice UK winner and local boy Craig Eddie will kick things off on the opening night. The venue will also host an afternoon of acoustic music every second Sunday.

Jordan Knight said: “With the state of the world and the cost of living crisis, we have tried to reflect that in our pricing. We want anyone to be able to come any day of the week and have fun without worrying about the price.

The opening of the new venue is a partnership between Knightsway and brewer Rosemount Taverns. Elaine explained, “It’s a joint venture between us and Rosemount Taverns. Reinvesting in the community is important to us and we use local businesses whenever possible. It is also good to see that a company like Rosemount is willing to invest in Falkirk.

Icons in Wooer Street is opened by the team behind the award-winning High Spirits. Photo: Michael Gillen.

The final preparations are underway on site before the official opening on Saturday, including the training of the team of ten employees.

Elaine added, “We’re just thrilled to open up and let people see what we’ve done. We hope people will like it. We would like to thank our current team at High Spirits. We are truly grateful for what they do for us and for their support and loyalty as we get the new site up and running.

For more information, including menus and concert dates, check out the Icons Facebook page.

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