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Manchester Bartender Named Best GIn Bartender in the World

Manchester Bartender Named Best GIn Bartender in the World Manchester bar consultant Jamie Jones has appeared victorious from a French based annual gin competition, seeing off a number of highly talented barmen from around the world to claim the prestigious prize in June.   Jamie Jones (bottom centre) celebrates his momentous victory The highly... Read more >

The Whim Wham Cafe's Vintage Emporium

The Whim Wham Cafe's Vintage Emporium     The Whim Wham Cafe's vintage style interior With the weekend drawing near once again, Manchester’s very own epicurean eatery, The Whim Wham Café, takes a trip down memory lane as they launch their Vintage Emporium on Saturday 29th June. Priding their selves on... Read more >

Salon de Kahlúa returns to Manchester for Chorlton Coffee Festival

Salon de Kahlúa returns to Manchester for Chorlton Coffee Festival Following the success of their recent Northern Quarter pop-up venture Kahlúa Coffe House, the Mexican liquor brand are returning to Manchester - this time bringing their Salon de Kahlúa to Manchester’s first ever coffee festival on 28th- 30th June. You may remember... Read more >

SoLITA Celebrates 1st Birthday With New Menu

SoLITA Celebrates 1st Birthday With New Menu It's cause for celebration as infamous bar and grill masters, SoLita, are lighting a solitary candle for their first year of business. To mark the occasion they’ve launched a newly refurbished basement dining area, as well as a head turning summer menu. The venue’s name hails from the... Read more >

Kendal Calling 2013

Kendal Calling 2013 Kendal Calling, Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District, 26th-28th July 2013 As arguably the pick of the British festival bunch, Kendal Calling has been making waves in musical circles since it was bestowed with the award for “Best Small Festival” in 2010 and 2011. Finding its roots... Read more >

The Black Dog Ballroom Summer Fiesta with Mike Skinner

The Black Dog Ballroom Summer Fiesta with Mike Skinner Wednesday 5th June marks the beginning of summer, as Underdog plays host to one of the most prominent musicians of our age. Mike Skinner arrives in Manchester with the aid of some very special guests to set the party season off in lavish style at the underground club. Mike Skinner will be... Read more >

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