INDUSTRY INVESTMENT: Bibi Aperitivo Bar, Newton Mearns

An Italian-style aperitivo bar is the latest outlet to join the food and drink scene in Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire.

Bibi Aperitivo Bar is focusing on a premium beverage list comprising cocktails, prosecco, wines, gins, whiskies and beer alongside a selection of nibbles and canapés in its bid to entice the public through its doors.

Situated above Dimora, said to be Scotland’s first restaurant offering regional Italian cuisine, the bar is open to anyone looking to while away an evening with friends over drinks and nibbles. It also lends itself as an ideal space for diners to enjoy pre-dinner drinks prior to their meal at Dimora down below.

Proprietor Peppe Staiano explains: “Bibi introduces the Italian aperitivo bar culture to the southside of Glasgow. The Italian tradition of aperitivo originates in a drink and snacks at the end of the working day as a warm-up to dinner – aperitivo bars are where Italians meet to relax over a glass of wine or a light cocktail and finger foods.

“As such, Bibi Aperitivo Bar is the perfect complement to Dimora, which we opened last year to bring a taste of the Amalfi Coast to Newton Mearns.”

Staiano also says that Bibi will be the first outlet in the southside of Glasgow to offer Birra Poretti from an innovative draught system that guarantees consistency of temperature and quality.

Offering 45 covers, Bibi is also available as a pop-up bar for private parties, corporate functions and community events.

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