Wales and Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is set to open a new bar, restaurant and mini-golf venue in his home city of Cardiff.
Par 59 will be based in the 18,000 sq ft basement of the Capitol Shopping Centre in the city centre. When complete, the venue will boast two adults-only mini-golf courses, and two large bar and dining rooms.
Two independently run kitchens will also occupy the venue; with a sushi and Japanese food offering from local trader Sushi Life, and buttermilk fried chicken brand Dirty Bird.
With an expected opening in the summer, the project is the result of a new partnership between Bale’s company Elevens Group and entertainment brand the Depot.
The opening follows Bales’ launch of Elevens Bar & Grill in Cardiff in 2017 in partnership with Brains Brewery.
Bale said: “My love for golf is no secret, so I am delighted to be working with an independent Welsh company to bring this concept to Cardiff. It’s all about creating a fun environment where people can enjoy something a bit different, and where everyone can have fun. So far, everything is going to plan and we’re on track to open this summer, which is really exciting.”
Nick Saunders, founder and managing director of the Depot, said: “Taking empty and forgotten spaces and breathing new life into them is something we know we do well, but the Depot is still a relatively young brand, so teaming up with Gareth’s team at Elevens Group to open Par 59 is a big achievement for us. We can’t wait to get the doors open.”