The drinks are on Ziggy’s this month…
The popular rooftop bar reopens on Saturday, May 25 for its last season and will be throwing a launch party to celebrate from noon to 9pm.
The bar is to be demolished to make way for a new Dreamland hotel which will also contain a gymnasium, meeting rooms, a shop or café with frontage onto Marine Terrace, a restaurant and bar at the ground floor and a new rooftop bar.
Under the proposals Ziggy’s rooftop bar and an adjoining empty building will be flattened. The hotel will also use the space at ‘Godden’s Gap’ where the amusement arcade stood. The four-storey Mr G’s arcade burnt to the ground in 2003.
Plans were approved by Thanet council in February.
To celebrate the last season Ziggy’s reopening party will include The Sisters of Reggae spinning the decks while guest enjoy the bar’s signature mix of exotic cocktails and fresh food filled with Caribbean flavour – and some of the best views in town.
If you’re planning to join the fun, get there early; the first 100 guests will receive a free Mojito on arrival!
The opening party not only coincides with the Margate Meltdown gathering of bikers over the bank holiday weekend, but will also be a precursor to Dreamland Margate’s latest sunset sessions with soul, rock steady and reggae DJs Norma Jay, Don Letts and Jazzy B playing live on the Scenic Stage from 6pm to 11pm.
Ziggy’s is part of the Dreamland Margate estate and is run by the team behind Cinque Ports pub. The seasonal rooftop bar opened in 2017, and quickly became a summer hot spot for Margate residents and visitors,
2019 opening hours for the bar will be:
Sundays 12pm-8pm (Bank Holiday Sundays until 10pm)
Bank Holiday Monday 12pm-8pm
Opening hours are subject to weather conditions.
Entry to Ziggy’s is free, and tickets for Dreamland’s Margate Meltdown event are just £10 (+ booking fee) and include rides.