Bacchus: Bishop's Stortford nightclub to reopen with new image
Bishop's Stortford nightclub Bacchus is being relaunched this weekend after extensive refurbishment.
The Anchor Street venue first opened in June 2011 and quickly became a favourite with cabin crew at Stansted Airport.
After it was closed by the coronavirus crisis in March 2020, the owners have taken the opportunity to reinvent it.
Director Lara Fraser said: "We've upped our game and made Bacchus a destination nightclub, implementing a formal dress code and hiring a whole new team to change the operation entirely.
"We're treating this as a launch of a premium new nightclub, not a relaunch of what Bacchus was."
Lara and her family also run the Ace of Lanes bowling alley in the Anchor Street leisure complex.
Bacchus will host a preview by invitation on Thursday (August 19) before opening its doors to show off its new look, including elegant VIP areas.
Nightclubs across England were allowed to reopen on July 19 as the Government removed most Covid-19 restrictions. However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled that proof of full vaccination will be needed for admission to nightclubs and other venues with "large crowds" by the end of September.
Bacchus is the name adopted by the Romans for Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, fertility and insanity among other things.