Hold Fast Northern Quarter cocktail bar coated with maritime mischief
50 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2EA

What they say:

The Northern Quarter’s hottest new hangout is a snug drinking den where nautical influences are never far from the surface. Cocktails like the Deep and Stormy and Captain Cook Bramble Ramble are must tries, especially when they’re all yours for just £5.75. They’re keen on their cult movies and pumping playlists, and Happy Hours run from 4 to 7pm each day during which time they’re throwing free toasties into the mix too.

What we say:

Don’t let the Slippery Squid evade your clutches. A cocktail conjured from Absolute Vodka, Triple Sec, Crème De Peche and fresh Lemon Juice, it’s a punchy and exotic mix of the quality that belies its cheap and cheerful price tag. With free grub and an eclectic entertainment schedule, Hold Fast steers us clear from rough waters with its fun-loving attitude. A fantastic new addition to the Northern Quarter.