Liverpool dry bar and café The Brink will reflect on its success at the end of this month as it celebrates its milestone fifth birthday.
Since launching as the flagship social enterprise of national charity Action on Addiction, the Parr Street venue has added to the city’s thriving food and drink scene but also provided a safe and supportive environment for people recovering from addiction.
Preparations are now underway for a birthday bash to recognise the alcohol-free bar’s achievements so far and look forward to a bright future ahead.
The 30 September event will be open to the public, bringing an evening of food, music and karaoke from 7.30pm until midnight.
Ahead of the celebration, The Brink’s general manager Carl Bell says: “We’re thrilled to be marking this rewarding milestone with everyone that has made The Brink what it is today.
“Throughout the past five years, many people have achieved sustained recovery and enriched their lives through the programs and services that we provide, so our birthday celebrations are a great chance to congratulate them and their successes.
“Thanks to our incredible staff, volunteers, partners and clients alongside invaluable funding from Public Health, Big Lottery and Action on Addiction to name a few, we have been able to continue to deliver recovery and wellbeing in action.
“Here at The Brink, we’re proud to be a beacon in the North West for those struggling with and affected by addiction, and look forward to our upcoming years of enriching the community through our services.”
Since its 2011 opening, The Brink has welcomed royalty through its doors and been recognised with top awards.
The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, patron of Action on Addiction, paid the venue a visit back in 2012 and enjoyed a bespoke mocktail which was named ‘The Duchess’ in her honour.
The Brink also became the first and only dry bar to be crowned ‘Bar of the Year’ by the annual Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards, and its successful concept has also now been replicated in other cities.