One of Tyneside’s top container pop-ups is giving drinkers the chance to play the stock market – with pints instead of pounds.

The Wolf of HWKR Street is an interactive happy hour concept which launches today (Thursday 2 May) as Hwkrland – a street food market, drinks venue and entertainment container park – on the Gateshead Quayside which will now be open Thursday through to Sunday and on Bank Holiday Mondays.

And it will now run every Thursday night at the venue – which is under the Tyne Bridge – giving customers the chance to save money while pitting their wits against a virtual stock exchange.

The game works by connecting bar prices to a stock market on a big screen. Like the stock market, the more popular a share – or in this case, drink – is the higher the price gets.

But, like all stock markets, the Hwkrland market can crash, sending prices into freefall.

The Wolf of HWKR Street is based on a concept which is currently sweeping America.

And Mike Hesketh, co-owner of EVNT Inspirations, which runs the venue, said: “It’s a great way for people test their skills with the game, save themselves money and have a great night.”

Since Hwkrland opened at Easter, tens of thousands of people have visited to try more than15 draught beers, stouts and ciders and sample street food from   

Meatstack, Dabbawal, Acropolis, Circo, Smoke and Sear and Parmorama.

A large LED screen showcases major events from sports fixtures to the Eurovision Song Contest, while a dedicated stage hosts live entertainment, quizzes, and Sunday markets.

The venue is also in a prime position for visitors to enjoy some of Tyneside’s most iconic views across the river and the Tyne Bridge.

Entry to Hwkrland is free and Mike said: “Demand has been high every single night since we opened and so we thought it would be a good idea to ramp up the fun even further.

“Everyone likes a game of chance and this offers exactly that. Only by following it carefully will you be able to work out the best time – and best price – to buy at.”

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