Popstar Jade Thirlwall has teamed up with leisure operators Red Door to open a late-night cocktail bar in her hometown of South Shields.

Red Door South Shields will bring great service, extraordinary drinks, and a soundtrack of classic tunes to the town.

The drinks menu is a journey through time, from the golden age of the cocktail in the 19th century right through to modern-day favourites. All mixed by highly-trained bartenders, as well as some of the best spirit brands in the world.

The 350 capacity venue, situated on Ocean Road, is owned by Jade and will be operated by Red Door.

With successful bars already based in Liverpool and Chester, the venture marks the first phase of the stylish nightlife brand’s expansion into the North East.

Jade Thirlwall said: “I’m proud to come from South Shields. I love my home town and wanted to invest in the local economy. South Shields is a unique place with a lot to offer and I wanted to support that.

“South Shields has always been known for being a great night out – it’s a town with a real party spirit so I thought where better to open Red Door.

“I wanted to find a company that would shake things up and bring something different to South Shields. Red Door has bars in Chester and Liverpool and it was clear they would be a really good fit for the venue.

“The main aim is to create an unforgettable experience for everyone who comes to Red Door.”

Lee Lynch, Red Door Managing Director, said: “We’re really excited to bring Red Door to South Shields.

“We know the people of the North East like a good party so we’re delighted to be expanding into the region.

“We think Red Door will bring a new energy to the local nightlife scene. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests and giving them the full Red Door experience.”

Red Door South Shields has undergone a full refurbishment and will be the perfect venue for nights out with friends and to listen to amazing live music.

The bar has created 15 new jobs for the town, with more positions envisioned for the future.

As well as an outstanding drinks menu, Red Door South Shields will offer table packages, live music, DJs and top quality customer service.