DesignMyNight reveals winning bars in Manchester and London


Alchemist Spinningfields Manchester

Bars, pubs and clubs in Manchester and London have been announced as winners in the two cities’ DesignMyNight Awards after weeks of voting.

In Manchester, Under New Management, formerly Corridor, in Salford was named best bar, while The Fitzgerald in the Northern Quarter won the title of best cocktail bar.

Elixir Tonics & Treats in Deansgate picked up the award for most inventive cocktail menu, while cocktail destination The Alchemist in Spinningfields (pictured) was voted the best all-in-one venue.

Other winners included Gorilla, Atlas, Apotheca, Liquor Store, The Whiskey Jar and The Beagle. See below for the full list and click here for DesignMyNight Manchester.

In London, the Nightjar was named the capital’s best bar while London Cocktail Club near Oxford Circus was named the best cocktail bar.

The award for the most inventive cocktail menu went to NOLA Bar in Shoreditch while Dirty Martini in Bishopsgate was named best party bar.

Other awards went to XOYO in Shoreditch, Simmons in King’s Cross, Aeronaut in Acton, Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, The Magic Garden in Battersea, the People’s Park Tavern in Victoria Park and The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. The full list is below. Click here for DesignMyNight London.

DesignMyNight is a range of online guides to the best bars, pubs and clubs in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Brighton.

Manchester winners
Best bar: Under New Management
Best club: Gorilla
Best pub: The Beagle, Chorlton
Best pop-up: The Spice Club (Monica Sawhney)
Best music venue: The Whiskey Jar
Best beer garden: Atlas
Most inventive cocktail menu: Elixir Tonics & Treats
Best cocktail bar: The Fitzgerald
Best event: Food Fight
Best all-in-one venue: The Alchemist, Spinningfields
Best party bar: Apotheca
Best outdoor space: The Wharf, Castlefield
Best happy hour: Liquor Store

London winners
Best bar: Nightjar
Best pub: Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Best club: XOYO
Best pop-up: Night Tales, east London
Most inventive cocktail menu: NOLA Bar
Best cocktail bar: London Cocktail Club Oxford Circus
Best all-in-one venue: Aeronaut
Best party bar: Dirty Martini, Bishopsgate
Best outdoor space: The Magic Garden
Best live music venue: The Old Blue Last
Best happy hour: Simmons, King’s Cross
Best event: The Candlelight Club
Best beer garden: People’s Park Tavern

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