The Northern metropolis and the UK's second city, Manchester has become quite the front runner in the urban landscape. With one of the country's biggest student populations and underground nightlife scenes, Manchester is the undisputed place to party. But, there's a new neighbourhood in town. Separate from the boho vibes of the Northern Quarter and the contemporary edge of the city centre comes First Street - the new development and hub at the forefront of the social scene. Here lies the rise of this cosmopolitan sub-district:
Leading the First Street development comes a venture from the manager of Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre. The vision for HOME was a simple one - to create a visionary space to capture community spirit and harness Manchester's arts culture. Having opened last year, HOME is a centre for theatre, cinema, exhibitions, live music, food and drink all wrapped up in one shining stature of architecture.
From the industry mogul behind bars Lost in Tokyo, Guilty by Association and Liquorice comes The Dockyard. With pubbing havens already established in Spinningfields and Media City, First Street takes the third site to add to its flourishing restaurant and bar district. Craft beer enthusiasts and believers of 'proper pub food and drink', The Dockyard gives a contemporary upgrade to your classic boozer character, bringing with it its own social following.
The Liquor Store
Next up in the First Street fam comes the city's second Liquor Store. The notorious cocktail and party bar with original digs in Deansgate brings the much needed nightlife undercurrent to this new neighbourhood. Big on mischief and mixology, The Liquor Store rocks up with some New York inspired cool to what's rumoured to be a pretty hefty site (3,500 sq ft hefty).
Indian Tiffin Room
Having come to fame with their restaurant in Cheadle, Indian Tiffin Room has taken its colourful cuisine from the Asian sub-continent to set up shop in First Street's cultural quarter. Taking advantage of this opportunity to spread their culinary prowess in the city, Indian Tiffin Room slots straight in with a shiny, glass facade and the same authentic flavours they've come to be known for.