Alberts Schloss

New company Mission Mars has opened a “Bohemian pleasure palace” in Manchester Over the past three years, the imposing former chapel Albert Hall on Manchester’s Peter Street has become a leading destination for live music, hosting gigs by the likes of Sam Smith, Johnny Marr, the Manic Street Preachers and The Maccabees. Bar operator Trof, …

Manchester Beer Week

More than 40 bars, pubs and restaurants are already signed up for Manchester’s first-ever city-wide beer festival which is set to debut this summer. Over 10 days from June 10 to 19, Manchester Beer Week will feature a series of events at venues across the city designed to celebrate Manchester as one of the UK’s …

Pen & Pencil Manchester

Dan Pollard and Kevin Connor have opened The Pen & Pencil in Manchester’s Northern Quarter After three years making The Violet Hour in Didsbury one of the best bars in Manchester, Dan Pollard has sold up and moved on to a new venture. He has opened The Pen & Pencil bar and eatery on the …

Walkabout Lichfield - 24/9/2015

Intertain is continuing its new strategy of expanding its Walkabout bars by taking over the former Henry J Bean’s site in Manchester’s Printworks. Refurbishment work on the city centre venue is set to begin on November 2 with plans to open in December – the fourth new Walkabout bar this year after Solihull and Lichfield …

Phil Bennett Garry Foy El Gato Negro Manchester

The former general manager of Manchester bars Elixir Tonics & Treats and Panacea is part of a new team appointed for upcoming new restaurant El Gato Negro. Garry Foy (pictured right) has taken on the role of beverage manager to oversee the drinks for the new venue that is set to be opened by chef …

Ply Manchester

The team behind Manchester’s Kosmonaut have opened a second bar in the Northern Quarter After winning plaudits for Manchester bar Kosmonaut, Joe Fearnhead and Alex Johnson are having further success with a second site in the city’s Northern Quarter. They have opened Ply, a bright new bar and restaurant in the Stevenson Square area. It …

Tattu Manchester

Adam and Drew Jones have opened bar and restaurant Tattu in Manchester As its name suggests, restaurant and bar Tattu in Manchester is inspired by body art, from the interior design to the drinks menu. After months of creative advance publicity, it was launched in May by brothers Adam and Drew Jones in a two-storey …

Printworks Norwegian Blue

Bars, pubs and restaurants across Manchester are supporting the city’s first Northern Soul Festival, organised in aid of specialist cancer hospital The Christie. Taking place on Sunday August 30, The Printworks complex in Manchester city centre will open its doors to over 30 live music acts, celebrating the north’s iconic era of soul. From soul …

Albert's Schloss CGI

The founders of Revolution bars have acquired a 50% stake in leading Manchester group Trof with plans to open new venues. Roy Ellis and Neil Macleod, who opened the first Revolution in east Manchester in 1991, have joined forces with Trof Group, which operates three Manchester venues including Gorilla and The Deaf Institute. They are …

Asha's Strawberry Passion

A new cocktail bar with drinks designed by two of the UK’s leading bartenders is to open in Manchester as part of a new restaurant specialising in modern Indian cuisine. Consultants Jamie Jones, an award-winning bartender based in Manchester, and Marian Beke, bar manager of the Nightjar in London’s Old Street, have been brought in …