Known as 'the Soho of Nottingham', the area is bursting with character and history. With over a thousand years of human history hidden beneath its streets, Hockley and the adjacent Lace Market are the oldest parts of the city. Today, they form the backbone of the Creative Quarter, where history intertwines seamlessly with independent culture, showcasing the vibrant spirit of modern Nottingham.
But what really excites us about Nottingham is the dynamic scene it offers. We're honored to be joining the talented and passionate individuals who are part of the Nottingham speciality coffee community. In fact, we were thrilled to take part in the very first Notts Coffee Fest in 2022, surrounded by the amazing people who make up this community. Being able to share our love of good coffee, good people, and good times with Nottingham is a dream come true.
The majestic red brick warehouses and factories that once housed the city's industrial past have transformed into a hub for creativity. Now, they're home to a diverse range of creative businesses, upscale bars, and a huge selection of independent restaurants and coffeehouses. Hockley truly comes alive throughout the year, hosting festivals like Nottingham Pride and the renowned Hockley Hustle music festival. But creativity has always been at the heart of this area – dating back to the late 18th century, when Hockley played a crucial role in Nottingham's lace production.
Hockley exudes an irresistible bohemian charm and buzzes day and night with an eclectic mix of quirky businesses. Wander through vintage clothing emporiums, discover hidden second-hand bookshops, and explore unique boutiques. Mysterious bars reveal themselves down enchanting alleyways, while cosy cafes and tantalising restaurants spill out onto the bustling streets.
Hockley and the Lace Market are the true beating heart of independent Nottingham. Located in the vibrant Creative Quarter, this is where the city's individual spirit truly shines. Stroll along colorful rainbow roads, admire stunning street art, and indulge in delightful alfresco dining experiences. Here, you'll find an array of businesses set up by passionate locals who bring their unique vision and love for their craft.
And now, BEAR is joining this lively scene. Our Hockley store will bring the same dedication to speciality coffee, seasonal fresh food, and cocktails that has made us a beloved brand throughout the Midlands. We'll also be bringing the party every single evening with our newly-launched evenings concept, Later at BEAR. We're talking fully-stacked smash burgers, taco trays, loaded fries, twisted cocktail classics, and loads of other delicious treats!
Stay tuned for more updates, including the grand opening date, as we prepare to welcome you to our newest adventure in Hockley. Follow us closely to be the first to know about our latest news - we can't WAIT to see you soon!