Under New Management

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Best Bar 2014/15 - DesignMyNight Awards

Formerly Corridor, Under New Management is a speakeasy bar in Salford, that offers covert cocktails and cool secret bar vibes. This place has a solid reputation with in-the-know drinkers as one of the finest places for a late night drink near Deansgate. And now under new management - geddit?, it has a fresh new cocktail menu and a more welcoming feel than your average too-cool-for-school speakeasy. 

When it comes to cocktails, this Manchester bar is the business. Award-winning mixologists churn out an innovative collection of drinks (as well as some well-shaken classics), everything is made using the freshest ingredients, and quirky titles include, Salford Sally, Fur Coat No Knickers, and Ain't Nobody Got Thyme Fo' That. Priding itself on its camouflage as much as its cocktails, Under New Management was listed in FHM's “Top Ten Most Secretive Drinking Dens On The Planet”. Yes, the whole planet. Under New Management is tucked snugly out of sight down an alleyway in Leftbank and remains a hidden treasure, filtering out unwanted hooligans to preserve its inviting atmosphere.

The music varies between old school disco to hip hop and everything in between, open 'til the wee hours, weekends might even see you taking to the tables for a dance. The décor is simple yet stylish. Dark walls and gloomy lighting give it a that added discretion. which makes it all the more exciting. So, if you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a nice drink, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Manchester, this place is definitely worth looking for.

Booking Options

Under New Management is a great bar to book for a party or event with serious wow factor. The Salford secret bar has a private room for up to 40 people to have one cool covert gathering, or rent out the entire bar for up to 140 people. Of course, no matter how small your gathering, you can also book a table to guarantee a seat in this great Manchester bar. 


Door Charge may apply
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
No music


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday - -
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 04:00
19:00 04:00
19:00 00:00


Under New Management
6 Barlow's Croft, Salford, Manchester, M3 5DY

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £7.50

Our Review

Under New Management - Cocktail Bar Review

Under New Management - Cocktail Bar Review

You could be forgiven for missing this hidden gem on your first attempt, but keep your eyes open for the black double doors on the left of Barlow's Croft, and feel your excitement build as you make your way through the atmospheric walkway to Under...

Read our full Under New Management - Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Private Room Private Room 30 40 1K Min 1K Min
Whole Venue Venue Hire 140 1K Min 1K Min 1K Min
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Hi Kloe, I'm sorry to hear this, can you please e-mail me the date/time of your visit & details of said sexual references as that is unacceptable and would like to sort it out asap! brodie@corridorbar.co.uk We are aware that it can be difficult to hail a taxi outside so we do offer a taxi service from streetcars to all our guests. Apologies for your experience once again and I look forward to speaking with you soon. Brodie Under New Management
05 Jun 2014 by Brodie
1 person people found this helpful

Staff are rude and abnoxious sexist pigs making various sexual references , members only vibe , set back away from everywhere which is disconcerting quite hard to get a taxi , dj friendly but rubbish music and intimidating door staff , not a good vibe at all very strange mix of people , shame really as has potential to be a great after hours bar but not with the current staff and management
04 Jun 2014 by Kloe

Came here last year a few times and didn't like the vibe or atmosphere... it's been taken over recently in the last few months and since then I've been in several times. The staff are friendly and know their cocktails. Definitely happy to help me pick something new and the whole vibe of the place is a lot cooler now. Worth seeking out on a night out!
24 Dec 2013 by Hannah
1 person people found this helpful

Great spot, hard to find is right! But the night we were there there was a small but nice crowd, lively, cool but not too many posers either - would recommend!
20 Dec 2013 by peterpieper

This has to be one of my favourite bars in Manchester, especially since the new guys took over, the new cocktail menu is incredible, and I love as well how you can order your favourite drink too even if it's not on the list. The bar tenders here are awesome! Hard to find, but so worth it!
20 Dec 2013 by barbuff87

I visited this bar for the first time a week or two ago, I absolutely adored it, incredible cocktails, such nice staff we were dancing all night long - so fun!
19 Dec 2013 by mintjulep
1 person people found this helpful

Took us some effort to find the place (down a back alley somewhere), but when we did we were thoroughly impressed. No wonder it gets called a 'secret bar'! Real gem.
06 Feb 2013 by golden_balls

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