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The Lower Turk's  Head - Pub Review

The Lower Turk's Head - Pub Review

From its origins as an old stagecoach stop to its time as a favourite of the journalists of the now-defunct Manchester Guardian, The Lower Turk's head has a proud heritage of boozing throughout the centuries in Manchester until its untimely closure. But thanks to a recent renovation, we now have a brand…

Manchester Christmas Markets 2013

Manchester Christmas Markets 2013

Get ready! On the 15th November, Christmas officially begins in Manchester with the arrival of Manchester's award winning Christmas Markets. Running until the 22nd December, the Christmas Markets have never failed to bring some festive cheer to the city centre in all of their 15 years, with this years…

Manchester Beer Festivals

Manchester Beer Festivals

We love a good beer festival, and Manchester holds a huge range of them each and every year. From sweet Summery beers to rich Winter ales, there's a beer festival for every time of year, and every style. Below are our picks for some of Manchester's best Beer Festivals. Manchester Beer and Cider Festival…

Hula Tiki Lounge - Cocktail Bar Review

Hula Tiki Lounge - Cocktail Bar Review

The sunshine-filled nature of Tiki bars seems somewhat out of place for Manchester, but when the weather is at its worst, there is no finer rebuttal to the cold and rain than a night out at the Northern Quarter’s Hula Lounge. Located in Stevenson Square, Hula Lounge’s rum filled cocktails…

Dog Bowl - Restaurant Bar Review

Dog Bowl - Restaurant Bar Review

As the baby of the litter of the Black Dog Ballrooms that now run throughout Manchester city centre, Dog Bowl boasts cool, speakeasy inspired stylings, a fantastic location just off Oxford Road and five polished bowling lanes that no other bar in Manchester can compare with. This puppy’s Dog Bowl…

Manchester Literature Festival - The Highlights

Manchester Literature Festival - The Highlights

Manchester Literature Festival runs from the 7th October to the 21st October throughout the city. The Manchester Literature Festival is fast becoming a staple of Manchester's cultural calendar, with the entire city turning out in love of the written and spoken word. This year features great talksfrom…