Wales. Golf. Madrid. We all know the order of importance of these things for footballer Gareth Bale. The last one hardly matters at all since he swapped the Spanish giants for Los Angeles FC in the summer. However, the other two still remain his biggest passions.
Wales’ main man will (hopefully) be representing his country again at the 2022 FIFA World Cup this winter – facing off against England, USA and Iran. But during the tournament, he’ll also somehow find time to launch a brand new golf-themed bar in Bristol.
Par 59 is due to open on the harbourside on December 9. It will bring competitive mini golf to Bristol’s Millennium Promenade, above Lane 7. Inside will contain two nine-hole mini golf courses, as well as four interactive dart boards in a separate darts room. The entire venue will hold a capacity of 500 guests.
To keep your competitive nature fuelled, there will also be a bar serving a range of drinks – with craft beers stocked by The Bristol Beer Factory. While the independent fried-chicken kitchen, Dirty Birdie, will handle the food. Expect a custom menu consisting of crispy buttermilk fried chicken burgers, pan fried halloumi and loaded fries, with vegan options also available.
Par 59 is a collaboration between Gareth Bale’s Elevens Group and events company, The DEPOT. It follows the success of the original Par 59, which launched in Cardiff earlier this year. The website describes the bar as a blend of “stylish atmosphere and casual style dining with a premium drinks list and of course – mini golf – to create the ultimate adults-only destination.”
If it’s anything like the Cardiff site, we might expect Par 59 to also bring its fan-favourite bottomless brunch too. Every Saturday, you can tuck into bottomless chicken wings, a range of drinks – including prosecco, Aperol spritz, and lager – and, of course, a round of mini golf.
For those keen to tee off, you can start booking rounds of mini golf from Friday (October 28).