Post-Shopping Drinks in Manchester
With Vogue Fashion's Night Out held in Manchester this year and a mammoth selection of fine dining restaurant bars, welcoming pubs, and stylish bars encircling every cluster of shops in Manchester City Centre, Manchester is fast developing a Post-Shopping Drinks culture. With all the fancy champagne and cocktail bars nearby the stylish King Street, vibrant drinking hotspots in Spinningfields surrounding the retail-lovers' haven, The Avenue, in-house bars at Selfridges, and cocktail bars surrounding Market Street in the Northern Quarter and beyond, we all have a lot to choose from for post-shopping drinks in Manchester. We've compiled a handy list so you can leave your stresses at the till, and rest your feet next time you've shopped 'til you've dropped - literally.
This underground club / bar is a stylish hangout for the cool kids on the block. Sitting on a corner in the Northern Quarter, not far from Market Street or the Arndale centre, Black Dog Ballroom NQ offers a selection of draught beers for some chill-out suds, and some darn good cocktails. What better way to unwind than by having a game of pool at Black Dog?
Épernay is a champagne bar situated in the hugely popular Deansgate area. You're bound to have a sophisticated experience here. What better way to round off a day of shopping than by sipping on some bubbly?
Opus One is a gorgeous contemporary restaurant bar. With opulent, decadent colours, sumptuous cuisine and fabulous cocktails, you can either sit and have a chat with a drink or have a full-on meal. It is a great place for professional types or people who like to splurge out a bit for a treat.
Located in Selfridges in Central Manchester, San Carlo's Bottega restaurant is already a celebrated post-shopping destination. Serving champagne, cocktails, wine and fine culinary delicacies influenced by Italy and Southern France, your taste-buds will certainly thank you for going there. The light, airy and stylish venue looks over Exchange Square, taking you that further away from your shopping mayhem into a deluxe peaceful place.
Located in Manchester's Selfridges, now of the most glamorous shopping malls in the city, Farmacia Del Doce is an ice cream cafe and bar that is sure to refresh after you've exhausted the rest of the store's offerings. Selling sweet treats such as gelato, macaroons and gateaux slices, as well as refreshing drinks, this is a convenient spot for your post-shopping replenishment.
Sitting warmly awaiting your arrival, The Living Room, on Deansgate would be a stylish culinary treat to look forward to and reward yourself after your shopping extravaganza. With live jazz music played in the evenings it is the perfect place to unwind and drink fabulous cocktails whilst waiting for your three-course gourmet meal to arrive. Or, just sit by the bar and drink Pornstar Martini after Pornstar Martini (they're really great).