A popular nightclub is expanding into a new venue - bringing Durham's first dedicated karaoke bar to the city. 

The management behind Jimmy Allen's, a multi-floor nightclub located on Elvet Bridge in the heart of Durham's medieval centre, is set to open a new venue in September - just in time for students' return.

Fowlers, from the Jimmy's team, will take over the Wiff Waff and King Pong venue, formerly a nightclub and ping pong parlour, in Fowlers Yard, behind the covered market. 

In response to high demand at Jimmy Allen's, Fowlers will have a dancefloor as well as a top-floor karaoke bar with a full-time DJ. 

The team said: "Freshers' booking requests are coming in quick and fast, so with this in mind we are proud to announce the planned opening of our second venue, Fowlers (formerly known as Wiff Waff).

"Downstairs will be a nightclub with live DJs, and upstairs will be Durham's only dedicated karaoke lounge bar.

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"We are now taking bookings for Fowlers along with Jimmy's for Freshers Week."

A spokesperson for Jimmy's told The Tab: “It goes down to the students who support us week in week out. We run Jimmy’s as a fun, welcoming venue with reasonable drinks prices and we genuinely do thank all students who support us.”

A number of other venues, such as The Big Jug on Claypath, and the Fighting Cocks on South Street, also offer karaoke in Durham, but Fowlers is claiming they will be the first "dedicated" space for a sing-a-long.