Emma Madden

Seasoned Manchester city guide veteran, honest writer and Ancoats-dweller, with a fondness for sour cocktails, burgers and a liberal use of fairylights.

The Milton Club - Private Members Club Review

The Milton Club - Private Members Club Review Private Members Clubs; They're a little like Marmite. Those who love them keep them close to their heart; those who hate them abhor them with such vitriol, it's liable to have their temples throbbing à la Stressed Eric. The difference is, anybody (within reason) can access Marmite should... Read more >

Elixir Tonics & Treats - Manchester Bar Review

Elixir Tonics & Treats - Manchester Bar Review Where once you'd have found second-hand record shops and Christian bookstores, it goes without saying that this little section of Deansgate has changed a great deal in recent years. Always a strange cocktail (appropriately enough) of niche retail, mini-supermarkets and chain bars... Read more >

Hibernate - Manchester Bar Review

Hibernate - Manchester Bar Review Ah, Christmas in Manchester. Over the years we've seen the likes of the North Pole Bar, The Ski Club, The Moose Bar, Almost Famous' 'Miracle on High Street', all offering a fine line in mulled wine, hot fruity toddies and Christmassy stodge to stick to one's ribs. Spinningfields' summer (summer? Do... Read more >

The Violet Hour - Cocktail Bar Review

The Violet Hour - Cocktail Bar Review Since trams came oh-so-quickly to South Manchester (ahead of schedule?! Who'd have thunk it!), there's simply no excuse for not exploring the 'burbs a bit more if you're a city centre dweller like myself. There are even several stops to choose from depending upon which segment of Didsbury you're... Read more >

The Beagle Manchester - Bar Review

The Beagle Manchester - Bar Review   A mere hop and a skip away from the burb's main transport links and with the credentials of the Northern Quarter's Port Street Beer House attached, you can see why Chorltonites and City Centre dwellers alike are letting The Beagle lead them to their ideal post-work evening. Its impressive... Read more >

Lips That Touch Liquor at Proof Chorlton Review: Whisky

Lips That Touch Liquor at Proof Chorlton Review: Whisky Here at DesignMyNight Manchester, we know that whisky isn't for the faint-hearted and can be a bit of a Marmite spirit. So that's why they sent me, a hardened whisky fan whose dram-loving roots lay in tastings at Grant's True Tales in Manchester's Town Hall and Glasgow's Auchentoshan Distillery no... Read more >

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