hotel gotham 7th floor bar

A new rooftop cocktail bar is set to open in Manchester in April as part of the grand new Hotel Gotham from Bespoke Hotels. It will be called Brass and be located on the seventh floor of the Art Deco building at 100 King Street while a restaurant called Honey will be on the sixth …

Andy Heggs Tryanuary

Andy Heggs, blogger and creator of the Tryanuary campaign, previews what he plans to look out for at Manchester Beer and Cider Festival from January 21 to 24. Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is back at Manchester Velodrome for a second time, and it looks to be bigger and better than ever. With over 500 …

GREY GOOSE Camionnette Boulangerie François

A mini cocktail bar is to pop up in Manchester, serving Grey Goose vodka martinis from an artisan French bakery camionnette delivery van. Grey Goose Boulangerie François will be next to Harvey Nichols on New Cathedral Street in Manchester city centre from Wednesday October 22 until Sunday October 26. Described as “the world’s most intimate …

Manchester House

Living Ventures has scored a hat trick in the Manchester Food & Drink Festival Awards with Manchester House winning three awards including best bar. The venue (pictured), which opened in Manchester’s Bridge Street a year ago, received the titles of restaurant of the year, newcomer of the year and bar of the year at last …

elixir tonics

A showcase of spirits and liqueurs is to take over Manchester bar Elixir Tonics & Treats as part of the Manchester Food & Drink Festival this weekend. The Liquor Market on Saturday September 27 will feature stalls of leading and boutique brands such as City of London Dry Gin, the Italian range of Cocchi vermouths, …

TGI Friday's Manchester Piccadilly

TGI Friday’s has opened the doors to the first of its new “fast track” bar-restaurants ahead of a planned roll-out. It is in the Upper Concourse of Manchester Piccadilly station, aimed at train and tram passengers as well as locals. Able to serve 135 diners at any one time, the venue is equipped with technology …

Jon and Sara Saunby Salut Wines

A new wine bar has opened in Manchester offering 42 different wines by the glass thanks to the city’s largest wine preservation and dispense machine. Salut Wines in Cooper Street, off Princess Street in the city centre, has been developed by pilot Jon Saunby and his wife, Sara Saunby, formerly cabin crew (pictured). They have …

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

Restaurant and bar group Hawksmoor is to expand outside of London for the first time with a new site in Manchester. It has announced that it has signed a lease for the Courthouse building in Deansgate near Spinningfields to open Hawksmoor British Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar next year. Founded in 2003 by Will Beckett and …

boutique bar show manchester

A look ahead at Boutique Bar Show in Manchester in May and other shows and events throughout the year Boutique Bar Show is back for 2014 – and it is expanding beyond its three exhibitions into a series of seminars, tastings and experiences for the trade throughout the year. The show calendar begins this month …

A new tequila and tapas bar is to be opened in Manchester’s Northern Quarter by entrepreneur Pete Skelton. Due to be launched on Thursday (April 3), El Capo aims to offer an authentic South American atmosphere with music and works of art and design that capture Latin culture. It will initially stock a range of …