Hot Dogs and cocktails in Manchester
Hot dogs have become the meaty treat of choice in Manchester. With bars and restaurants fiercely competing to defy gravity with towering toppings, there's a hot dog to suit everyone; whether you're a fiery jalapeno fanatic, barbeque bonkers or prefer the classic mustard and onions... let Manchester cater to your doggy desires. Check out our recommendations for some of the best hot dogs and cocktails in Manchester, meat-ing and eating some of the best in the business.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Possibly the best value hot dog in Manchester, Trof plates up a gorgeous pile of sausage goodness, with no compromise on quality. This handmade bratwurst is topped with all the taste of the fair; ketchup, mustard, caramelised onions and cheese. If you're an early bird, Trof also offers breakfast of the sausage variety; egg and chorizo sour dough rolls or a traditional English muffin will fulfill your needs if you can't wait 'til lunch. Happy hour runs every day 5-8pm, dropping the price of cocktails to a fiver each. Gunpowder Plot has got to make your list of things to try; gin, ginger syrup and lemon set the backdrop for their astonishing home made gunpowder syrup!
If you're seeking an ultimate classic hot dog, this is where you'll find it. The American inspired Big Apple hot dog goes back to basics, with an original is best approach. This understated beauty comes plain, with a choice of 5 additional toppings. The difficulty lies in choosing your cocktail, Roller girl mixes pomegranate flavours with bubblegum syrup whilst delicious sharers come served in bowling balls!
Aloha! Lola Lo effortlessly combines a range of scrumptious hotdogs with an exciting cocktail menu. The Tiki dog is topped with sweet pineapple salsa, a smoky barbecue pulled pork dog doubles the meaty goodness of your meal whilst the Don is a battered hotdog slathered with chorizo and garlic mayo. Mini dogs are available for those who are a bit peckish, or at the other end of the scale, a metre long hotdog awaits anyone brave enough to tackle the food challenge. There are over 30 cocktails available to wash down your meal, served in amazing Tiki themed vessles you'll want to take home with you.
Paying homage to the American classic, the Ballroom's diner sticks to quality over quantity. This raved about New York style venue is the most versatile night spot in Manchester, you can tuck into moreish helpings of hot dog whilst playing pool, then head downstairs to the aptly named nightclub, Underdog. Get down early for ridiculously cheap cocktails before 10pm (Sunday-Thursday).
One to watch! Whilst this bar isn't quite a specialist in cocktails, pick up a beer from it's enormous range on offer and step out back to discover street food specialists Dirty Dogs Manchester. Appearing frequently at food festivals including the Friday Food Fight, these guys champion street eats and quality is at the heart of everything they do. Follow their antics on twitter and discover the latest event they will be attending.
Morley Cheek's is a hidden gem tucked away in Chorlton. Challenging city centre eateries head on, Morley Cheek's boasts a tantalising selection of hot dogs; including mouth watering pigs in blankets and bacon bits. Here you can take on one of their Man vs Food style endeavors or stand outside watching the world go by with one of their deliciously sweet and fruity cocktails.
Boasting eighteen different hot dogs, this underground treasure trove will cater to every appetite. From fried chicken to strawberry jam, there is an abundance of toppings to try. Happy hour is 5-8pm Monday to Friday, with special offers including 2 dogs and a pitcher of beer for unbeatable value. The cocktails almost outnumber the hot dogs, with original delights such as the Matinee, a tasty tipple of rum, banana and popcorn and the strawberry and maple Lipstick Jungle, you'll be here long after your meal working your way down the list.