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A new backstage bar has been created at Manchester Arena for the venue’s 20th anniversary For 20 years, Manchester Arena has been entertaining people with music and comedy from the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and Peter Kay. Formerly known as the MEN Arena and, more recently, the Phones4u Arena, it reverted …

Ply Manchester

The team behind award-winning Manchester bar Kosmonaut have opened Ply, a bright new bar, restaurant and creative space, in Stevenson Square in the city’s Northern Quarter. It offers antipasti and Neapolitan pizza cooked in a giant mirror-ball pizza oven, built by a team from Naples, alongside a selection of craft beers, spirits from around the …

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Boutique Bar Show is returning to Manchester this month, with a new location and new features alongside more than 50 drinks brands. It will be in the Great Northern Warehouse (pictured) in Deansgate on May 13, with exhibitors, cocktail competitions, tastings and professional development sessions. Highlights include a chance to experience new Paris absinthe bar …

Gaucho Bar Manchester

Gaucho Restaurants has unveiled an opulent new bar for its restaurant in Manchester, specialising in wines from Argentina and Argentine-inspired cocktails. Launched last week, The Bar at Gaucho has a spectacular white marble floor, plush black leather booths and a snug area as well as under-lit, black cracked glass wall features and bar top. Large …

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Excitement has been building in Manchester about the opening of Tattu, a new Asian restaurant and bar in the Spinningfields development off Deansgate. The venture is by brothers Drew and Adam Jones, who have been working on it for over two years, and will be split over two floors, with a 300-capacity bar downstairs and …

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The top 50 people running the north’s bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels have been named at the Northern Restaurant & Bar show in Manchester. The NRB Top 50 power list includes the bosses of larger multiple operators such as Tim Bacon (pictured left) and Jeremy Roberts of Living Ventures, Martin Wolstencroft (pictured right) and Chris …

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A new exclusive backstage bar has been created at Manchester Arena, inspired by music and stage references. Operator SMG Europe has transformed the 250 sq m space into the Plus One bar, with 88 covers and additional space for 40 people standing. It worked with Manchester-based creative studio NoChintz which led on the bar’s identity, …

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Work is under way on a total transformation of top-end Manchester club Panacea which has closed for an overhaul after 10 years. The venue in John Dalton Street in the city centre is to reopen later this month after a six-week project that aims to “push Panacea to the next level”. It has been designed …

Alchemist Spinningfields Manchester

The best bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels in Manchester have been announced in the city’s first Eat Drink Sleep Awards. The Alchemist in Spinningfields (pictured), the Northern Quarter’s Black Dog Ballroom, Epernay, Bierkeller, The Whiskey Jar, Cuckoo, Mr Cooper’s House & Garden, Almost Famous, Chaophraya and Manchester House were among the winners. A special entrepreneurs’ …

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 …