Julian Taylor Design - Impossible, Manchester Copyright - Richard Southall

Tokyo Industries has pushed the boundaries of invention with its Manchester bar Impossible. Pictures by Richard Southall From its edible cryogenically frozen cocktails to its eclectic, unconventional décor, everything about Manchester bar Impossible aims to live up to its name. It is the latest venue from bar and club group Tokyo Industries, headed by Manchester-based …

Liars Club

The Liars Club in Manchester has joined the London Stock Exchange’s Elite programme that provides support in raising capital and growing business. The tiki bar, headed by Lyndon Higginson, Ross Mackenzie and Jobe Ferguson, has become one of over 120 UK businesses in the expanding Elite community of private companies. Partnered with Imperial College Business …

Avalanche Manchester web

A new bar is to open in Manchester city centre as part of a new development by hospitality entrepreneur Phil Healy. The former Avalanche Bar & Restaurant site on the corner of Booth Street and Tib Lane will reopen in November after a £1 million refurbishment as Lily’s Bar in the basement and 1761 restaurant …

alston manchester

Glendola Leisure is to invest £2 million in a site in Manchester for its Alston Bar & Beef concept after its success in Glasgow. It will be located in Manchester’s Corn Exchange and will be a destination for high-quality steaks alongside cocktails and spirits, including a large selection of gins. The 160-cover venue, which will …

MAD directors with AIB

New funding has been secured by leading bar operator Mark Andrew Developments (MAD) to support its plans to expand further across Manchester. The company, which operates eight bars around the city, has agreed a “multi-million-pound” funding deal with Allied Irish Bank (GB) to help it open more venues that combine “contemporary flair, live music, innovative …

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Emergency staff working at Manchester Royal Infirmary after last night’s bomb attack are getting free food and drink at a neighbouring pub thanks to crowd-funding. London businessman Ed Hall set up a fund-raising campaign through JustGiving.com because “people working shifts after a bombing shouldn’t buy their own drinks”. Originally appealing for £1,000 by 5pm to …

The Refuge by Volta Manchester

Bar and restaurant The Refuge by Volta has opened its doors at Manchester’s Palace Hotel, reports Mark Ludmon The grand, red-brick Refuge Assurance building has been a landmark of Manchester city centre since the late 19th century. Clad in terracotta and capped by a clock tower, it stands on the corner of Oxford Street and …

Red Door, Manchester

Red Door in Manchester is “changing the world one drink at a time” The first bar opened by Tim Bacon, the late co-founder of bar and restaurant groups Living Ventures and New World Trading Company, was JW Johnson’s in Manchester in 1993. Although it is long closed, the Deansgate address came back under his wing …

Albert's Schloss entrance

Albert’s Schloss in Manchester is on a winning streak after being named the UK’s best late-night venue at the 2016 ALMR Late Night Awards. Operated by Mission Mars, the bar and restaurant gained the title against three other finalists, The Deltic Group’s Pryzm in Birmingham, Trade Union in London and Red Door in Manchester. Announced …

The Pen and Pencil Manchester cocktails

Bars across Manchester are getting ready for the city’s first-ever week-long cocktail festival this month, inspired by the success of Leeds Loves Cocktails. Organisers have enlisted 30 bars and restaurants to take part in Manchester Loves Cocktails which runs from August 8 to 14, aimed at both consumers and bartenders. The programme of events includes …