Manchester bar closes due to ‘licensing issues’

Lounge 10 speakeasyManchester bar and restaurant Lounge 10 has closed suddenly due to “licensing issues” after over 10 years.

The premises, which cover three storeys of a Grade II listed building in Tib Lane in the Northern Quarter, closed on Friday (November 1). In a statement, the owners said: “Having encountered unforeseen licensing issues, we will be closing our doors with immediate effect.”

They apologised to customers and members but promised that “this is not the end for Lounge 10 and we ask that anyone looking for updates keeps their eyes on our website” at

The operators will also continue to run the catering side of the business for outside events and dinner parties.

Lounge 10, which had a major refurbishment last year, launched a new Speakeasy Bar (pictured) downstairs in March this year which could be entered only with a password sent to guests in advance. It served gourmet food until 3am.

The richly adorned venue featured red velvet, mirrors, crystal chandeliers, black tableware and erotic artwork, inspired by the sophistication, glamour and decadence of late 19th-century Parisian nightclubs.

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