Cane and Grain


Cane and Grain is a bar in the Northern Quarter set to dish up ribs, rum, bourbon and beer - carnivorous AND boozy, that's our kind of joint.

Brought to you by Ross Mackenzie and cocktail whizz-kid, Lyndon Higginson, the good folks behind the likes of some of the coolest Manchester bars, Black Dog Ballroom, Dog Bowl, and The Liars Club, Cane and Grain is a high-end establishment with an unadulterated air of industrial cool; with refined cocktails and a slightly more food focused concept than the other bars in the group. Our recommendations  when it comes to Cane and Grains cool concoctions? Try the Bone Yard Julep or the Basil & Coconut Smash.

Taking the place of the former Thomas Restaurant and Bar in the Northern Quarter, 'The First Floor' is an all-seated swanky cocktail bar, whilst the ground-floor, 'The Rib Joint', is all about lunchtime eats and crowds in for after post-work drinks with their hearty South American and Texan inspired fare (we're talking Bacon Popcorn and Dino Beef Ribs). But wait a second, you're heading into 'The Liar's Lounge' for tiki inspired treats once you're done, aren't you?


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • No door charge.


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 2:00
Tuesday 12:00 2:00
Wednesday 12:00 2:00
Thursday 12:00 2:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 2:00



Cane and Grain, 49, Thomas Street, M4 1NA


Northern Quarter


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves American, International, Christmas Lunch/Dinner and Vegetarian Friendly food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Tucking into chow at Cane and Grain's 'Rib Joint'? There's some bold South American and Texan plates in store. Try their Bacon Popcorn at £2, their Watermelon Salad with gin infused watermelon at £7.95, or go all-out on their dino beef ribs with house fries at £22.00.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Whole Venue Hire Venue Hire 120 230 - £4k £4k
Liars Lounge Private Room 30 100 - £1k £1k

Hire The Liars Lounge for your private party or corporate event.

Whether you’re celebrating, have a work event or looking to book your Christmas party, we’ve got it covered.

With a capacity of up to 100 people, the private hire space has a private tiki bar, extensive cocktail menu, rustic seating areas and full DJ and sound system facilities.  Our full rib joint food menu is also available.

To hire the room Sun-Fri we need a £100.00 deposit for use of the space and we require groups to place a pre-order. On a Saturday we require a £100.00 hire fee for use of the room exclusively until 21:00 with a £500.00 minimum spend to be used by this time on pre-ordered food and drinks. 

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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