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The Crew

We are looking for awesome people who know how to start a party, shake up awesome cocktails and create darn good time to be remembered. Think that's you? Then join our crew!

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Why Belushi's Bars

Our people are at the heart of our company and brand values. We encourage every single Crew member to embrace their individuality and passions, particularly when it comes to new ideas.

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In 2 years I've traveled around Europe with the company, flown a plane, camped in the rain, met life long friends and grown as a person professionally and personally.

Chance Fisher
Bar Supervisor

I have learnt a lot about myself and I have met people from all over the world. Working in hospitality made me discover a real passion and I will stay in this field for a long time.

Pauline Bizeul
Bartender

If you want to progress, our footsteps training program is perfect for people that want to take their bar work one step further and learn valuable skills!

Zak Ewen
Bartender

My most memorable nights are without doubt the infamous Full Moon UV parties. There were times I thought we might even be having more fun than the customers! 😄

Emily Taylor
Bartender

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Belushi's Perks

  • Competitive Salaries

  • 50% off Food and Drink in all bars

  • 50% off our accommodation and other partners across the world

  • Industry-recognised training

  • Regular Incentives and Trips Away

  • Employee of the Month, Quarter and Year with cash rewards

  • Free mental health support, counselling and care

  • Company Development Schemes

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At the end of the day, we know how important your career development and progress is to you. That’s why we have worked hard to ensure that we are delivering the very best training, offering industry recognised qualifications as well as many opportunities for development to every single employee.

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  • Footsteps Online bitesize training putting you straight on the career ladder with a clear development pathway.

  • Training Further on the job and classroom training to develop skills and support your progress.

  • Rising Stars An opportunity for you to shine and show us what you are made of.

  • Ambassador Role Step up and take the lead when it comes to exciting new projects

Investors in people

Investors in People is an accredited standard given to companies who look after their people. Being accredited means that the company delivers top notch employee engagement, development and care. As a company, we have achieved a Platinum standard, which is the best you can get! We are only 1 of 6 organisations in the Hospitality Sector worldwide that has achieved Platinum…

Not bragging but we are pretty chuffed with this.

Our History

Our first step into hospitality was made by a man named Ron Knowles in 1958, when he opened up a successful Off License in Battersea, London. Ron fell in love with the industry and decided to open up his very first pub 2 years later - The Prince of Wales in West London. He continued to run fantastic pubs opening up 5 across London across the following 2 decades. At this point Ron decided it was time to retire and handed over the young thriving business to his son Keith Knowles in 1982 at the age of just 18.

Keith’s enthusiasm and young creative mind drove the continued development opening up further pubs, up until 1994 when he opened up the very first Belushi’s Bar’ in Covent Garden. With little money and a pretty derelict building on his hands, the Belushi’s well recognisable design was born from reclaimed materials including scaffolding stolen from a nearby building site, and posters from Camden market instead of wallpaper.

With little money and a pretty derelict building on his hands, the Belushi’s well recognisable Belushi's design was born from reclaimed materials including scaffolding stolen from a nearby building site, and posters from Camden market instead of wallpaper. You will see this raw and slightly grungy look continue to thrive throughout our branding and venues today. The name Belushi’s was actually born from John Belushi’s from the Blues Brothers.
You will see this raw and slightly grungy look continue to thrive throughout our branding and venues today. The name Belushi’s was actually born from John Belushi’s from the Blues Brothers. At the time, this was an iconic movie and we played a lot of the music in our venues, which again continues throughout in the music we play from pop rock, indie and classics. (not much of the Blues Brothers is heard these days) Move forward to 2003 and Keith had opened up a further 9 bars across the UK, as well as created and delivered the successful concept of St Christopher's Hostels utilising the space above our bars, providing budget accommodation for backpackers travelling Europe to party, sleep, meet other like minded travellers and quite often work for us in our bars to earn cash before they set off to their next destination!

In 2005 Keith decided to broaden the horizons, and took a trip over the pond to Europe, opening up our first European bar and hostel in Bruges. Then shortly followed Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Prague then Barcelona. Since then we have opened or acquired a further 5 bars and hostels across these cities. To this day, the business remains a family business, which is one of the main reasons it feels like such a great community and one big family. There is much more on the horizon, and we will never stop exploring and developing. If you think you would like to be part of this next exciting chapter, then jump aboard!

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There is much more on the horizon, and we will never stop exploring and developing. If you think you would like to be part of this next exciting chapter, then jump aboard!

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