A NEW bar is planned for York city-centre, in the site of a lap-dancing club that shut last year.

Amber Taverns has acquired 127 Micklegate, which housed Bohemia, and plans to open The Micklegate Tap in April.

The building was home to Harry’s Bar until 2002, then The Bedroom, then The Room, before opening as Bohemia. It has been empty since last March, when Bohemia closed amid financial troubles.

Gary Roberts, from Amber Taverns, said the pub would have a “contemporary / urban design” but with “traditional attributes and a warm and friendly feel”.

He said the pub would stock a wide range of cask and craft ales, with real ales from York Brewery featuring heavily. Other beers will include Affligem and Revisionist Craft Lager, and there will be a range of draught ciders, bottled beers, spirits and wines. The pub will not serve food.

He said: “We are really exited to be able to trade in York after ‎years of looking for a suitable premise. We believe that we will help ‎to re-invigorate Micklegate and compliment the existing pubs and bars in the area.”

Amber Taverns, which is based in Blackpool, announced last September that it wanted to open 30 new pubs, having agreed a major funding deal with Lloyds Bank.

The pub's licence allows it to open until 4am daily but Mr Roberts said they would likely close at midnight most days, or 1am at weekends.