Blog

Our blog sharing and spouting about Manchester and beyond

Manchester is getting a Mexican 'taqueria' filled with tacos and tequila

Manchester is getting a Mexican 'taqueria' filled with tacos and tequila A little slice of Mexico has been uprooted and dropped straight into the Northern Quarter courtesy of El Taquero. Taking over the space of Bouncing Czech and Montpellier’s, they’ve channelled the spirit of Mexican Taquerias for the décor, with vibrant colours and fabrics imported... Read more >

Manchester is getting its own tomato throwing festival called La Tomatina

Manchester is getting its own tomato throwing festival called La Tomatina Never has kicking tomatoes at your friends been so much fun... mainly because we've never done it in our lives. I've often thought that the world would be a more peaceful place if all conflicts resolved themselves in a food fight. Your mate cancels a trip to the pub at the last minute –... Read more >

Dive NQ up the ante every Friday with a bottomless drinks & bites offer

Dive NQ up the ante every Friday with a bottomless drinks & bites offer Dive NQ is never shy when it comes to hosting parties; bottomless bubbles awaits on a Friday night. To start the weekend with a bang, the team at Dive NQ in Manchester are offering their guests three hours of bottomless drinks and bites every Friday evening. Based on Tib Street, the venue hopes... Read more >

A newsagents has transformed into a Victorian restaurant called Fress

A newsagents has transformed into a Victorian restaurant called Fress The Northern Quarter is about to get another quirky feather to its hat in the form of Fress. The name means to gorge yourself in Yiddish, which is a good sign for things to come from the kitchen. But the interiors are a cool draw as well, creating a modern Victorian aesthetic by fusing marble table... Read more >

New Manchester Bar will have Lickable Champagne Bubbles, Secret Gin Palace and Cryogenically Frozen Cocktails

New Manchester Bar will have Lickable Champagne Bubbles, Secret Gin Palace and Cryogenically Frozen Cocktails Impossible Manchester is opening in the former spot of Bar 38 following a £3 million renovation. Spread across three floors, Impossible will feature a bar, theatre and restaurant all of which are stocked full of surprises and secrets. From cryogenically frozen cocktails and 63 varieties of... Read more >

The Grill on the Alley - Manchester Restaurant Review

The Grill on the Alley - Manchester Restaurant Review There are two types of people in life; just as you can divide the population between Marmite haters and Marmite lovers, you can split the world by their views on steak. For some the idea of munching on a thick slab of steak is primal and animalistic, while for others, there’s no greater... Read more >

New York-style bar brings gourmet hot dogs and decadent waffles to the Northern Quarter

New York-style bar brings gourmet hot dogs and decadent waffles to the Northern Quarter The Northern Quarter might have just received its coolest bar yet in Sugar Rays. Channelling the moody cool of New York lounge bars, the interiors are made of dark wood panelling next to dark furnishings and chesterfield sofas lining the walls. Mood lighting hangs over the tables, as well as the... Read more >

Cabana - Manchester Restaurant Reviews

Cabana - Manchester Restaurant Reviews While I’ve munched my way through more than my fair share of nachos and slurped inordinate amount of margaritas, Mexico is as far south that I’ve been in my American-style eating adventures in the UK. With ten restaurants across the UK, Cabana is aiming to change that; with a Brasilian... Read more >

Glaswegian Steak And Gin Specialists Opening First English Restaurant In Corn Exchange

Glaswegian Steak And Gin Specialists Opening First English Restaurant In Corn Exchange One of Glasgow's best restaurants is opening up its first restaurant south of the border; Alston Bar & Beef are opening up in the Corn Exchange. The restaurant claims to serve the 'best steak and gin in Glasgow', as they source their meat from the top 1% in Scotland. It's not all steak and... Read more >

Secret And Sexy Cocktail Bar Behind Closed Doors Is Opening In The Northern Quarter

Secret And Sexy Cocktail Bar Behind Closed Doors Is Opening In The Northern Quarter Located in a hidden spot on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, Behind Closed Doors is a brand new basement cocktail bar. After ringing the buzzer, descend down a Chandelier-lit staircase and find a speakeasy with influences from the '60s through to '80s. Founder Nick Parr has gone all out with... Read more >

Articles by month

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

In the industry?

Discover the different ways you can work with us, whether you own a bar, restaurant, pub, club, private hire space, pop-up and/or run events.

Bookings Software

Revolutionary booking and enquiry management software for bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Table management, pre-orders, payments and more.

Sell Tickets Online

An online ticketing box office, catering for all kinds of events, pop ups to big music festivals, and free marketing and exposure to help sell more tickets.

Promote Your Venue

Need to get your venue out to millions? Use our targeted marketing packages to instantly push your venue to a young professional audience.