The re-establishment of a student bar in University of Leicester's SU ideally in the new build area. DMU has a very successful student bar and we, as members of the University's Ale, Liquor and Cider Society, have heard much interest in a similar thing for us. We think it'd be great if the beers were on keg and cask and think its really important to support local breweries instead of multinational companies. A great example is Framework or West End Brewery who we as a society work very closely with and can guarantee interest from them, Framework having the advantage of all their beers being vegan. The bar could be a great place to socialise in the classic pub environment students relish so fondly. The bar would have a guaranteed market and could be run for students by students via Here for U.
To conclude our proposal is:
1. As a temporary solution before the works are complete to reopen the taps in Gee's to provide local draught beers
2. When the build is complete, to attempt to establish a student bar in one of the outlets
A bar will always promote a safer environment than a club, and via the adherence to rules and regulations a bar does not mean a symbol of irresponsible drinking, if this is a concern.