The Washhouse

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A quick glance inside would reveal nothing out of the ordinary. There's a handful of folk getting to grips with their laundrette chores, depositing shrapnel into machines and flicking through lifestyle mags as they wait. But this is no everyday laundrette setting. Follow your intrigue and step through that door in the corner; for a world of prohibition drinking is much closer than you'd think.

There's something very Narnia-like about this elusive cocktail bar. Accessed only after you literally step through the washing machine, you'll meet a dimly lit, leather-clad watering hole serving suitably refined cocktails and a dirty house playlist to Manchester's in-the-know crowd. To say much more would take away the fun, just be prepared for a bit of a battle getting in; it's table bookings only and you'll need to track down their phone number to get it organised.


No door charge
Booking required
Happily Affordable
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday - -
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 03:00
18:00 03:00
Sunday (today) - -


The Washhouse
Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AA

Central Manchester

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Wash house is a good bar and very different and very friendly
by on February 8th, 2017
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washhouse is a great little bar. fronted by what looks like a laundrette, it has a secret door. spoke to the owner while we were in there who was serving and telling us about the menu. some fantastic cocktails on there and well worth going to. Book in advance, im not sure why the guy in the review below thought he could walk up and in there for a drink? it says in the description above that they only take table bookings.
by on January 20th, 2017
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Just got a taxi from Norther n Quarter after looking this bar up on designmynight only to be told that you have to book it on line. Not even aloud in for one drink. Obviously they don't want good reviews cus you can't get in to review it! Don't go....
by on October 14th, 2016

We booked in for Afternoon cocktails for my birthday weekend - The atmosphere was lovely and chilled the staff were nice and friendly would recommend everybody to try here at least once.
by on January 1st, 1970
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