Quirky Cocktails in Manchester
From master mixologists and scientific liquid fare to out-there flavours and far flung concoctions, Manchester's bars are coming up trumps when it come to off kilter tipples; be them in broody basement haunts or seductive speakeasy dens where tasty potions and elixirs reign supreme. Check out our recommendations for some of Manchester's best quirky cocktails, discovering a palate of fancies that you've never even heard of before.
When it comes to quirky cocktails, Lola Lo is leaving the streets of Manchester behind and instead heading to warmer climates. Inspired by Pacific islands and Tiki culture, this bar whips up their libations with lashings of juice, ice and spirits.
Whilst many of the cocktails at Dog Bowl hark back, or shall we say bark back, to your favoured classics, there's a few cracking concoctions on the menu that might surprise. From some of the best boozy milkshake style cocktails in the city such as their 'Bourbon Cookie' to a quirky collection of cocktail sharers that come in anything and everything from miniature porcelain dogs to milk bottles, there's just enough quirky to keep you going at Dog Bowl.
Cane and Grain is a celebration of all things Americana, and as well as saucy ribs, the venue also serves amazing cocktails. Try Coffee and TV; a muddle of Jack Daniels, Kahlua, milk, cream and salted pop corn - it's delicious, we promise.
Is it a tiki bar? Is it a fully fledged Pacific adventure? Is it a dashing dive bar? Heck, The Liars Club is whatever it wants to be. One of Manchester's most infamous and exotic bars, The Liars Club are bound by their inherent need to whip up one heck of a quirky cocktail storm.
From peanut butter-infused tipples to banana fritter-topped concoctions, the cocktails at Speak In Code are an attention-grabbing bunch. Head to this quirky Spinningfields spot where you'll find intimate corners, delicious drinks and a soundtrack filled with hip-hop and soul.
A secretive, sexy, little den, Behind Closed Doors may be a little bit of a trek but trust us, it's worth it. The basement bar is inspired by the '70s and mixes up cocktails to match, with everything from Champagne filled through to short and sweet.
Libations inspired by the prohibition era are the least you can expect from this vintage themed bar in Manchester. A must-try in the city for those with kitsch whims, The Fitzgerald promise a boozy, speakeasy inspired night with the creative cocktails to match.
An Old Fashioned... featuring Pepperoni? Say what? That's what is on the agenda at Dusk til Pawn, an elusive gem that hides behind the façade of a pawn shop. Make yourself at home at this quirky speakeasy styled bar which constantly updates its cocktail card to make sure that no two visits are the same.