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Red's True BBQ Launch Late-Night Bar: Gallery

Albert Square's low-and-slow hounds go wet

Written by . Published on June 3rd 2014.

Red's True BBQ Launch Late-Night Bar: Gallery

FOLK from TV, music, media and other people with faces packed into Red's True Barbecue last week as the American Deep-South BBQ restaurant got all wet - launching a new late-night bar offering.

"It's such a great site. We don't want to waste this space."

Having given Albert Square a big barbecue-toed boot up the jacksie back in February 2014, and more recently, ticking off a good number of veggies with their Citizen's Responsible Advice Partnership (C.R.A.P.) ‘Save a Veggie’ marketing campaign, the guys decided to make the most of their bombastic £1m neon reimagining of the former Shipping Agent's Building by securing a late licence.

"We've got more space to play around with here than in our original Leeds site," said James Douglas, co-owner of Red's. "So we thought why not put on some great bands, DJs and open later as a bar as well as a restaurant. It's such a great site. We don't want to waste this space."

With a roster of live music buoyed by craft beers, buckets, cocktails, shakes, floats, wine and boilermakers (eh? beer cocktails we're told), Red’s is primed to ruin a good number of your mornings. As it did on Friday.


Red's True Barbecue22 Lloyd Street, Albert Square, M2 5WA. 0161 820 9140

The launch went something like this:

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11 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

David in CheshireJune 3rd 2014.

Not particularly interested in the bar, but this gives me the opportunity: we finally got to Red's this week. I've been longing to try their beef ribs, which I've enjoyed in the USA but never seen in Europe. Everything we had (beef ribs, chicken wings, St Louis pork ribs) was extremely tasty, but I was disappointed with the beef ribs. They didn't seem to have been cooked for long enough - they were perfectly well done, but were not falling off the bone or shredding into long-grained meat. Is this an aberration? I'm very happy to give them another chance if you lot can tell me that the beef ribs normally melt in the mouth (and do not require a sharp knife plus lots of chewing). Mind, there was a truly epic amount of meat on each of the ribs.

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Captain BullusJune 5th 2014.

I've had 'em 3 times and not been disappointed yet, maybe give them another shot...

Poster BoyJune 5th 2014.

Conchita alert...

AnonymousJune 6th 2014.

The bloke in the 4th picture down has possibly the largest face i have ever seen.

AnonymousJune 6th 2014.

Wouldn't have minded being rubbing shulders with the ladies on the 2nd picture down.

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AnonymousJune 6th 2014.

I wouldn't have minded parking my bike in that photo.

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