Founded in 2002 and owned by 100% Shareholder and serial entrepreneur Mr Frank Dowling, Inc Group operates restaurants, bars, nightclubs, member clubs and an event company across London.
Inc Group operates from its head office in Greenwich and over the past eleven years, the company has experienced a rapid expansion of 14 venues.
Inc Group owns and operates a multitude of daringly different and bespoke venues located across London. From Trafalgar Tavern in leafy, historic Greenwich, to the American Sports Bar and Grill in the world famous O2, Inc Group operates venues in some of the most thriving locations in the capital.
Far Rockaway is Inc Group’s latest venture, bringing New York’s compelling urban culture to the heart of Shoreditch. Southbank Projects was the interior design practice on Far Rockaway, completing work to the highest standard to reflect the unique character that is associated with the Inc Group’s impressive portfolio.
Named after the buzzing Queens NY resort that enjoyed huge popularity in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, Far Rockaway occupies a 400-capacity space on Curtain Road. Specially designed in a modular layout to cater for every kind of visitor, from intimate couples to large groups or even business entertaining, Far Rockaway boasts some dazzling features that are sure to excite East London’s most discerning drinkers.
Under the curatorial eye of Ben Oakley’s Gallery and Kevin Martin Hoxton Gallery, a roster of top-flight street artists including Xenz, Above, Lucas Price, Cranio, Cept and Guy Denning have created unique works of art especially for Far Rockaway. Stunning hand-painted totem poles, murals, sculptures and canvases show a stunning diversity of media and messages, including signage which requires 30,000 volts of electricity!
The bar exhibits an ever-evolving collection of hung artworks, and individual artists will host informal audiences discussing their gallery and mural work. Street-smart art isn’t just for walls either, look up and you’ll see that Far Rockaway’s ceilings are covered with hundreds of eclectic skateboard decks from cutting edge brands such as Alien Workshop and Consolidated.
Far Rockaway is totally on-trend with its food and drink offerings, from draught cocktails through to a variety of locally sourced beers, Far Rockaway has a tipple or two for everyone. Meanwhile, the bar food is NY snack-style, featuring pizza by the slice, spit-roasted organic chicken, suckling pig and traditional Knickerbocker Glory desserts.
Resident music Svengali, Dom Chung oversees a savvy selection of DJs playing over a state of the art Funktion 1 sound system and for those who want a different kind of escapism, a4000-strong library of DC and Marvel comic books is also on site.Far Rockaway is also fully equipped to show cult movies, classic concert recordings and major sports events without distracting socialising guests.
Far Rockaway’s owner is a New York native who spent his childhood growing up in the district, adding a final layer of authenticity to the project – all in all, it’s far more than just a night out drinking!
Inc Group offers hospitality with an edge and whether it is Tompkins and the Attic at Canary Wharf, or Madison near St Pauls, guests can rest assured that Inc Group’s sites are always the talk of the town.
For more information about Inc Group, or to take a look at their portfolio of venues, please visit: www.greenwich-inc.com.