A SWANKY new Irish bar is set to open in the Merchant City tonight.

The new venue, Grace’s, will be at 18 Candleriggs, formerly occupied by Wicked Lounge which shut up shop suddenly just over two weeks ago.

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Grace’s announced the exciting news on Facebook after teasing punters since Monday.

The team wrote: “Opening this Friday 6pm.

“We are delighted to announce that we will be opening our doors this Friday evening!

Live music from Podgie and The Flying Column from 7.30pm.”

The post gathered attention locally and has, so far, amassed over 2,000 reactions in just a few hours.