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Manchester Bar News
February 2018

Below you'll find all the news of what happened in Manchester bars in February 2018.

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Wednesday 28th February 2018
Yorkshire Monks Make Lancashire Pilgrimage

Following discussions over a £500k crowdfunding venture, Leeds based Northern Monk Brew Co. are eyeing up a site for a second taproom, either in Manchester or London.  Starting on a shoestring budget in 2013, the brewery now export to over 20 countries.

Tuesday 27th February 2018
Folk & Soul
Odd Folk

Northern Quarter game changer Odd Bar may have only been closed down for a matter of days, however the team behind Matt and Phred's and Stage & Radio are set to reopen it in April as a vegan café bar called Folk & Soul with talented chef Adam Regan, who was originally due to work on their now ditched Goose Fat & Wild Garlic fine dining opening in Ancoats.

Monday 26th February 2018
Lazy Lizard
Up All Night

Take That's Howard Donald is back to doing what he loves best! After travelling around and hitting dance hotspots like Ministry Of Sound and Pacha, he's returning home to play a night of ground-breaking House and Techno at the Lazy Lizard on Good Friday 30th March 2018.

One of just a number of big name DJs announced at Manchester's new super club, including Danny O and Erik Hagleton, we've also added some great offers such as two cocktails for £10 and beers for £2.50. [more info]

24 for Free

24 Bar & Grill, in the basement of the Princess Street Hotel (formerly the Arora International Hotel), are currently offering 2 for 1 cocktails.  [more info]

Friday 23rd February 2018
Blackdog Ballroom NQ
Return Of The Dog Tag

Black Dog Ballroom NQ has announced the re-opening of its private ballroom, as ‘The Jameson Ballroom’ on Friday 23rd February 2018, with the return of the highly sought after ‘Dog Tags’, 100 of which will be given away to the first 100 people visiting it on the night.

The hidden speakeasy bar under the stairs has undergone extensive refurbishment in collaboration with Jameson Irish Whiskey and will be open every Friday and Saturday to Dog Tag holders, who can also queue jump and get free entry to Black Dog Ballroom at all times. [more info]

Thursday 22nd February 2018
Lily's Bar
Foodinate With Lily's Bar

New Booth Street basement bar Lily's have teamed up with Foodinate to fight food poverty. On Tuesday 6th March, they launch a brand new initiative in their upstairs 1761 restaurant, which will see them donate a nourishing meal to poverty charity, The Mustard Tree, for every dish sold on Mondays and Tuesdays.

You can dine in harmony, knowing that whilst eating from their fantastic locally-influenced menu, you're also feeding a fellow Mancunian who is homeless or trapped in poverty. [more info]

Deadpool Gin
Ryan Reynolds is the latest A-list Hollywood star to enter the booze industry, purchasing the popular Aviation Gin company. The Deadpool actor has stated his intention to play an active role in the creative direction of the business, however he has joked "I don't know whose idea it was to allow me into the gin business, but I can assure you, there are smarter, more reasonable people in charge".

Wednesday 21st February 2018
Sakana Manchester
Bottomless Booze
Offers added to ManchesterBars.com today include:
2-4-1 Cocktails + Prosecco for £20 at Sakana
Food + Bottomless Beer for £15 or Bottomless Prosecco for £20 at Dive

Film Star Fizz
Dita Grappolo, a company ran by young Manchester based filmmakers, Greg Tomaszewicz and Marco Fanton, have struck a deal to import sugar free Prosecco Al Canevon Brut Zero from Venice.  Billed as a 'true competitor to Champagne', with just 1,000 bottles of its 12,000 annual supply making it to Manchester, it has been labelled 'the most exclusive Prosecco in the UK'.

Tuesday 20th February 2018
Cafe Football National Football Museum

Football's No.7

Cafe Football have teamed up with Manchester's SEVEN BRO7HERS brewery, for a prolific partnership with their own world class beer and burger pairing, available throughout March at both Cafe Football National Football Museum and Cafe Football Old Trafford.

For just £10, the signature Hometeam Burger, a dry aged beef, cheddar, lettuce and tomato burger, served with burger sauce and onion relish, complete with fries and a gherkin, is paired with SEVEN BRO7HERS‘ bottled EPA, a classic English Pale Ale with a toasted malt base and floral, green tea undertones. [more info]

Monday 19th February 2018
Brewski Chorlton
Craft & Cheese - Chorlton & City Centre
Chorlton bar, Brewski, are heading into the city centre, opening in the former 1847 vegetarian restaurant unit just off Mosley Street on 5th March 2018. They specialise in craft beers, G&T pots, Hard Shakes, signature cocktails and a food offering of poutine (chips, cheese and gravy), raclette (melted cheese), American Brunch, gourmet pizzas and Mac & Cheese.

Friday 16th February 2018
Culinary Breakthrough at Grafene

Ben Mounsey, former Head Chef at 2 AA Rosette The Lawns at Thornton Hall, and previously sous chef at Michelin Star restaurant Fraiche in Birkenhead, has taken the culinary helm at Grafene

To run alongside his new menu, a cocktail collection featuring newly-crafted drinkswith homemade ingredients has been introduced featuring drinks like The Spritz, Mint Buttermilk Martini, The Grafene Snapper and The Mancunian, a mix of bourbon whiskey, homemade cinnamon and nutmeg sugar, dark chocolate liqueur, and blazed sugar on cinnamon bark. [more info]

Thursday 15th February 2018
The Fitzgerald
Conjuring & Cocktails

The quintessential English gentleman of magic, Alexander Wells, "the last magician of the Golden Age" returns after three years as Head Magician at the House of Illusion magic theatre in Salou, Tarragona, Spain.

He will host a night of conjuring and cocktails on the first Tuesday of every month at Northern Quarter 1920s speakeasy The Fitzgerald, starting on the 6th March 2018. [more info]

Tuesday 13th February 2018
Pen & Pencil
Rock The Mic

Due to popular demand, The Pen & Pencil's live band Karaoke night is returning on the 29th March allowing you to rock out with your own live backing band. If you've ever wanted to be the lead singer of a band, then this is a night you don't want to miss. [more info]

Lock Down

There's some great new offers to be had at one of our favourite bars. Lock 91, the early 19th Century lock keepers cottage on one of the busiest locks on the Rochdale & Pennine Canal, at the end of Deansgate Locks.

As part of their Daily Specials, you can enjoy cocktails for £5, guest ales for £3 and bottles of wine for just £12. [more info]

Warning! Alcohol Warnings!

There is growing concern within the alcohol industry about calls from the Royal Society for Public Health for the Government to introduce calorie counts and tobacco packet style graphic health warnings to bottles of booze. Can we expect to see photos of diseased livers on bottles of Chateau Haut-Brion, bowel and breast cancer warnings on Hennessy Ellipse bottles, traffic light calorie coding on bottles of Bowmore Black Label and plain white packaged cans of Brew Dog Punk IPA?

Friday 9th February 2018
VIP 235
Manchester 235 casino's Icon VIP Lounge has been bestowed the honour of being named "Casino VIP Room of the Year" at the International Gaming Awards.  After several late nights in there ourselves, it's an award which we can definitely endorse wholeheartedly.

JD Cuppa?

Mass market Bourbon big hitter Jack Daniels have launched their own coffee, available in both instant and whole bean, the brew is non-alcoholic, and is simply infused with the classic JD flavour.  Personally, I'd just put a nip of the good stuff in your Nescafe, but to each their own.

Wednesday 7th February 2018
Cafe Football
Odd Shaped Balls at Cafe Football

Cafe Football Old Trafford and Cafe Football National Football Museum will both be showing all the action from the Six Nations Rugby Finals, each weekend from now until Saturday 17th March, with England approaching the championships as two times defending champions.

At £20 for four people, their Scrum Platter will make sure you are well fed during the game, with Cafe Football classics such as chicken wings, CF sausage roll and ribs, whilst you can add an 8 beer bucket for just £30 more. [more info]

Tuesday 6th February 2018
Roxy Ballroom
Deansgate Golf

The brilliant Roxy Ball Room on Deansgate are planning to convert their top two floors into two £100k crazy golf course, along with a further bar.  It fits perfectly in with their ethos of 'Eat, Drink and Play' and sits alongside their current offering of four full-size pool tables, five beer pong tables and five ping pong tables. [more info]

Bread & Wine

Northern Quarter bread and wine bar Bakerie prides itself in serving delicious freshly made bread and home baked fare such as their popular meat, seafood, cheese or vegan Bakerie boards, alongside an eclectic wine selection with 24 wines by the glass and over 70 by the bottle.

Now you can experience their excellent offering with two Bakerie Boards and two glasses of house of wine for just £25. [more info]

Pie & Ale

If the offer at Bakerie isn't enough to attract you to Lever Street, then how about this one at their welcoming next door sister bar, Pie & Ale?

Every Monday, when you buy one of their freshly made meat, vegetarian or vegan pies, you get another for just £1. Alternatively, visit on a Tuesday and there's 25% off all six rotating local micro-brewery cask ales. [more info]

Other Offers

Other offers added today, include...

2-4-1 Cocktails + £10 Pizzas at Crazy Pedro's and Crazy Pedro's Northern Quarter
2 Cocktails for £10 at Pen & Pencil
Brunch + Bottomless Craft Ales, Prosecco or Mimosas from £27.50 at All Star Lanes

A new deli-restaurant and bar, inspired by Notting Hill's Ottolenghi, is set to open in the huge Sher Akbar unit in Chorlton, March 2018Cantor's Food Store will feature wood fired pizzas and deli produce, as well as a bar and takeaway retail section, with everything made in house.

Up In The Clouds

Manchester brewery, Cloudwater Brew Co., have scooped an impressive 2nd place in the RateBeer World's Best Brewery Awards, up from 5th last year.  You can taste their fantastic brews at their brewery tap Barrel Store on Sheffield Street, behind Piccadilly Station.

Eastenders Gin
If you like your drink served in a miserable environment with a heated argument, failed romance and clipped by a hitman's bullet, then you're in luck as Eastenders actor Adam Woodyatt (who plays Ian Beale) has released his own gin, named Neat.  It was showcased in Manchester at gin temple Atlas Bar, which beats the Queen Vic for sure.

Friday 2nd February 2018

The Lowry Manchester
The Cream Of Manchester, 1828

The Lowry Hotel in association with Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre will be hosting a unique costume ball on Saturday 10th March 2018, with a three course dinner, entertainment, singer, DJ, disco, raffle and auction, to raise funds for people affected by cancer. 

The event is based on one of the region’s most glamorous historic events, when, in 1828, generous philanthropists of the North West attended an extravagant costume ball to raise money for local charity. Prominent citizens at the 19th Century celebration included the Lord Mayor, MPs, industrial magnates and the Home Secretary Robert Peel. The scene was captured by artist Arthur Perigal and is a social record of the ‘cream of Manchester society’.  [more info]

Abode Brasserie Manchester
Boutique Wine & Dine

Join Brasserie Abode for a five-course Tasting Menu, each dish paired with a different wine presented by their expert from award-winning importer Hallgarten Wines. 

Experience a selection of stunning wines from some of the best boutique wineries, including Doña Paula Estate from Argentina (7th Feb), San Marzano from Puglia (7th March), Marchesi Frescobaldi from Tuscany (11th April), France rugby union player Gerard Bertrand's Languedoc-Roussillon estate (9th May), and the Australian Berton Vineyard (6th June).  [more info]

Free-Flowing Whiskey Dogs

Other events added to our Manchester Food & Drink Calendar today, include...

1 & 29 Mar ~ Rock The Mic live band karaoke at Pen & Pencil
4 Mar ~ Chinese New Year Pug Party at Pen & Pencil
15 Mar ~ Jameson Whiskey Tasting at Mojo
31 Mar ~ All-inclusive free-flow brunch at Pen & Pencil
click here for all other events

Tiger Tiger Manchester
Back In The Game

Why should the offers stop after January? February is the month to get back in the game and Tiger Tiger have teamed up with Russian Standard to offer you 50% Off food and bottles of Russian Standard Vodka, when you pre-book in February 2018.  [more info]

Thursday 1st February 2018
Crazy Pedros Manchester
We Will Wok You

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, Crazy Pedro’s and Crazy Pedro’s Northern Quarter are all set to take you on a journey to a land far, far away to experience the very taste of East Asia with the sensational February special pizza, We Will Wok You. 

Celebrate the Year of the Dog in style with an explosion of Chinese flavours on a pizza. A crazy combination of sweet and sour pulled pork, spring onions, bean sprouts, fresh chillies and of course prawn crackers.  [more info]

Keep On Saving
It might be the start of February, however there's still plenty of bars in Manchester continuing their January Sales for a few more weeks, including: 
Drink + £10 casino chip + Bar snack, all for £15.95 at Fahrenheit (until 28th Feb)
20% Off Afternoon Tea at Opus One (until 28th Feb)

Cocktail + 3 courses in the Brasserie for £22 at Harvey Nichols (until 28th Feb)

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