The popular dating app Bumble is going IRL with a new space for people to meet and mingle in person.
Over the last few years Bumble has hosted various pop-ups where users could meet up, eat, and get verified all in one place. In 2017 they even teamed up with Chef Sam Talbot for a food truck pop up where the main menu item was catfish and a mission to put an end to catfishing in the dating world. Now the company has decided to create something a bit more permanent with a cafe and wine bar.
Bumble Brew, as the cafe will be called, will be located in SoHo at 47 Prince Street. According to the initial report by Bloomberg, the cafe will become a wine bar in the evening. The space will of course be yellow and keep with their beehive theme, much like their temporary Los Angeles outpost.
As the report states, the food and drinks will be created by Delicious Hospitality with baked goods and coffee during the day and small plates in the evening (first date approved foods, so nothing too saucy or overall messy).
The cafe/wine bar is expected to open in the fall and is intended for both the dating aspect of the app as well as Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF. It’ll be a physical space for those looking to network, and the company’s first permanent location.
featured image source: LA Pop-Up / Bumble Buzz
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