New Kirkcaldy bar inspired by old downtown New York opens on High Street

Alfie’s, based at 50 High Street, opened earlier this month.

The new bar and kitchen are based in the premises, which used to be the Tipsy Cow, in West Kirkcaldy. Before that, it was perhaps better known as Bar Itza.

Licensee Lauren Hutchison, from Kinghorn, has revealed that her idea for the pub came from a famous American town.

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Licensee Lauren Hutchison with her staff at newly opened Alfie’s in Kirkcaldy High St. Pic: Scott Louden.

“Alfie’s was born from an idea inspired by an old traditional bar in downtown New York from the prohibition era, which seemed appropriate after the last two years of confinement, she said.

“It took us about eight weeks to transform the site… and two weeks ago Alfie’s was born.

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“We are a classic old pub, serving excellent beers, wines and spirits as well as quality cocktails, all with a touch of class!” Alfie’s is a predominantly wet establishment that serves good old traditional country food. A relaxing place for a pint, a coffee, a bite to eat and the newspapers during the day. “Our screens will show sports from all over the world.”

Licensee Lauren Hutchison with her staff at newly opened Alfie’s in Kirkcaldy High St. Pic: Scott Louden.

Lauren continued: ‘We appeal to the most mature and discerning clientele on the High Street, there are plenty of establishments these days that young people can enjoy but we are an all inclusive venue and welcome everyone.’

The 24-year-old became licensed from the venues earlier this year with a vision to offer something a little different in the city centre.

Lauren, who has many years of experience in the industry and ran a nightclub and country pub before opening Alfie’s, revealed what her new bar has to offer: “Upstairs we have two all new competition pool tables, a quality dart board, slot machines, a large projection screen and we have a new in-house Sonos surround sound system which will create the most stunning atmosphere for the sporting events presented. “We have a terrace on the top floor which offers a breathtaking view of the fourth and the esplanade.”

Licensee Lauren Hutchison with her staff at newly opened Alfie’s in Kirkcaldy High St. Pic: Scott Louden.

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She said feedback from locals has been very positive so far and explained where the name of the pub came from.

“We’ve had such a great response from everyone in our first week of trading, we’re delighted to have called on so many people already.” It’s nice to bring a little smile to people in a pub environment after so many years. “We chose the name Alfie’s because we were looking for something traditional and enveloping. My office manager suggested Alfie’s, which is the name of his adorable little pug – he will be our mascot!”

“We will evolve Alfie’s over time, there are so many interesting things in the pub and we will continue to add more so there is always something new to grab people’s attention and interest. when they enter.

“2022 is shaping up to be a real breath of fresh air.”

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