Pop up bars are loosely described as temporary bars, often found in unique spaces, and we can't get enough of them! From shipping boxes to rooftops and secret underground basements, the pop ups in Manchester keep coming - and we have got the low down on these very cool and quirky bars in Manchester.


Food Fight MCR

Secret Warehouse Location (Open from October 17th 2014 for a selection of weeks)

Ah, the patrons of the urban palate. B.Eat Street needn't be bogged down by the by the cold winter transition, not when they've secured themselves another seriously sought after industrial spot for more street food trail blazing. Returning this October 17th for a damn delicious selection of weeks, Food Fight MCR will further highlight Manchester's street food scene alongside DJs, pop-up bars and hipster heathens alike.

food fight manchester pop up


Mei Mei's Chinese New Year Feast

Electrik, 559a Wilbraham Road, Chorlton (Monday 23rd Feb)

Finger-lickin' goodies and sticky Chinese foods are what Mei Mei's pop-up kitchen are all about. Taking to Electrik for a Chinese New Year special, Mei Mei will be cooking up a feast of delicious sharing plates to echo the traditional Oriental communal dining practise. Excpect mouth watering tasty treats inspired by authentic Chinese dishes and grandma's cooking, of course. The bartenders at Electrik will also be knocking up crafty cocktails and beers to match each of the dishes you tuck into. Bring on the Year of the Sheep!

Mei Mei's Chinese New Year Feast


Vent Manchester 

City Centre Location (Open from 7th November for 3 months)

Vent's existence has been pretty nomadic so far; spending time in both a Manchester basement and a Sheffield cutlery factory. Popping back to MCR for a sentimental short stay, this time Vent is inhabiting a disused club space in a nod towards convention.

Kicking off it's fleeting visit on 7th November, Vent's philosophy is all about the music. Vent = To allow free expression of (a strong emotion). Everyone from Abba to Shakespeare knew it... what with the 'thank you for the music' and 'if music be the sound of love' business. Vent seems genuinely interested in creating a stripped back, speaker heavy environment for liberating larks with a warehouse and bar to boot. Play on. 

vent manchester pop-up space