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Pen & Pencil Manchester
The Pen & Pencil Manchester
Address57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ

 Phone0161 660 3303

HoursSun - Wed: 10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00 | Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 02:00

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Pen & Pencil Manchester
The Pen & Pencil Manchester

An added touch of New York glamour has arrived in Manchester with the The Pen & Pencil bar and eatery on the corner of Hilton and Tariff Street.

Taking its name and inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York, which was popular with newspaper journalists and ad men – the original ‘Mad Men’, The Pen & Pencil offers the perfect place for the NQ’s creative locals to chill, think, meet and enjoy great food and drink.

Open seven days a week, The Pen & Pencil is open from 10am right through until late, with a focus on a strong day time offering with great breakfast, brunch and lunch washed down with top quality coffee and freshly blended smoothies. 

The brunch menu typifies its American namesake and includes American pancakes served with buttermilk pancakes, blueberries, house made maple syrup and streaky bacon; Mexican breakfast, Huevos Rancheros, with scrambled eggs, Pico de Gallo, Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle mayonnaise and chive crème fraîche with a charred tortilla.

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Evenings and weekends the menu develops to include small plates and a few larger dishes with an international feel. It sits alongside a specially created cocktail list making the venue perfect for mid afternoon cocktails, after work gatherings, and those wanting to eat and drink until the early hours.

The cocktail list, created in-house, features amongst others Beer in the Bronx with gin, IPA syrup, pink grapefruit juice, sweet & dry vermouth and Cucumber & Sake Martini with cucumber, vodka, sake, sugar.

A resident DJ gets the party started every weekend and the team has curated a series of monthly live music nights. There is also a room available for private hire for networking meetings, private parties and launch events.

The Pen & Pencil is the joint venture of two of Manchester’s established bar and restaurant operators, Dan Pollard who created The Violet Hour cocktail bar and lounge on Burton Road in West Didsbury and Kevin Connor, who previously ran the NQ institution, Dry Bar on Oldham Street.
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The Pen & Pencil Special Offers & Events
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester

Gin 'N Swing Night


The Prohibition Swing Club will be playing authentic Western Swing from the 1920's, 30s and 40s. A mixture of trad jazz numbers, swing, blues and boogie woogie. It's an infectious mixture which is perfect for dancing or just listening to with a Prohibition-era Gin & Tonic in your glass for £3.00.

A Banquet for 4 or more people, at £15 per person, is available for pre order only and includes Confit pork belly, whole baked snapper stuffed fennel and citrus, fennel, apple and rocket salad, salt baked beets and goat's cheese, butternut puree, charred leeks and asparagus, salsa verde.

HoursWed 29th March 19:30

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Weekly Events


The Pen and Pencil has cherry-picked an eclectic range of some the best DJs and live music acts in Manchester to entertain guests.

HoursAvailable: every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5pm-8pm / 8pm and 12am, / 8pm-2am

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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Bottomless Brunch For £40


Taking its inspiration from Manhattan's 1950's steakhouses, brunch at The Pen and Pencil is not only big, but also occasionally bottomless! On the last Saturday of every month, from 10am-1pm, the restaurant is offering a special ‘bottomless brunch’ deal. Brunch lovers can choose from a delicious range of breakfast dishes on the menu including: the Pen and Pencil burger, the American Breakfast, Steak and Eggs, Avocado and Feta, Eggs Pen and Pencil, Veggie breakfast, the Reuben sandwich or American Pancakes with berries.

As if that wasn’t good enough, it’s not just the food that’s free flowing: selected drinks are also included in the offer. Guests can choose from brunch classics like the Aylesbury Duck Bloody Mary and a Mimosa or branch out with a brunch cocktail special, an Amstel or a glass of Sant’Orsola Prosecco. Whatever they choose, there's always more if they want it! Capacity is strictly limited and pre-booking is required. Guests are advised to book in advance to avoid missing out.

HoursAvailable Saturday 25th March 10:00 – 13:00

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting


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Happy Hour


The Pen and Pencil’s Happy Hour offer includes 2 cocktails for £10, £3 bottles of Modelo Especial, £10 bottles of house wine, and £15 bottles of Prosecco.

HoursAvailable Monday-Friday 17:00 – 19:00 &  extended on Thursday 17:00 - close

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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Pencils Down - Quiz Night


Manchester masterminds are invited to test their knowledge atThe Pen and Pencil’s weekly quiz night, hosted by local quizmaster John Stansfield.

Contestants pay £1 each to take part and the winning team takes all. The bar will also offer a round of the beers for the best team name.

Guests can enjoy a selection of the bar’s delicious New York inspired cocktails and a quality range of beers and ales to relax their minds as they put their brains to the test.

The quiz consists of 4 rounds including: film and TV, general knowledge, music and a special ‘wildcard’ round. Each week the wildcard round for the following week will be chosen by either the losing team, or by a poll!

HoursAvailable: Tuesday 7.30pm

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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