Jessica Allen-Millbank

Blogging my way around Manchester in search of the latest new bars and pop up ventures with a g&t in tow: @JessicaMillbank

Black Dog Ballroom New Wakefield Street - Bar Review

Black Dog Ballroom New Wakefield Street - Bar Review With four venues under the Black Dog banner as well as a company holding over one of the tastiest tiki bars in Manchester, Black Dog Ballroom are a collection of venues not to be trifled with. They know what to do in the way of food, tasty cocktails and plenty of entertainment - from dancing til... Read more >

Manchester Pride 2013

Manchester Pride 2013 Since 2003, Manchester Pride has been a staple event within the LGBT as well as the wider Manchester community, and this year will be no exception. Manchester Pride 2013 has events throughout August which are split into four main elements: Pride Fringe A great event throughout the entire of... Read more >

UK Tiki Fest hits Manchester

UK Tiki Fest hits Manchester Come one, come all and step right up to the greatest show on earth as we bow down to the Tiki gods of Manchester and their latest creation. Tiki masters, Lydon Higginson of The Liars Club, and Bart Murphy of Hula Tiki Lounge are set to take you on a journey through the unknown this October,... Read more >

MIF Festival Square Opens for Business

MIF Festival Square Opens for Business Head over to Albert Square to catch the best bars and street food around for the MIF This week sees the launch of the highly anticipated Manchester International Festival, with Albert Square once again being transformed into Festival Square; a pop-up hub of food, drink and live... Read more >

The Blue Pig Manchester - Restaurant Bar Review

The Blue Pig Manchester - Restaurant Bar Review With so many venues scattered throughout the Northern Quarter, you know you’re always going to find something different and quirky wherever you look; hoping to stand out from the crowd. The Blue Pig is no exception to this - and with the first thing you notice being a huge blue pig hanging... Read more >

Mr Cooper's House and Garden Sets Up Home in The Midland

Mr Cooper's House and Garden Sets Up Home in The Midland Now open inside The Midland Hotel, Mr Cooper's House and Garden is an exciting new destination bar and restaurant for Manchester. Named after popular fresh food supplier Mr Cooper, whose house and garden sat on the site back in the early 19th century, the 150 cover restaurant and 50 cover bar has... Read more >

Venetian Inspired Restaurant Bar opens in Didsbury

Venetian Inspired Restaurant Bar opens in Didsbury A new kid on the block who has been quietly settling into the streets of Didsbury is Cibo, a Northern Italian inspired bar and restaurant with a simple menu and fresh ingredients locally sourced. With pasta, dough, bread and desserts all made on-site; the enticing smells of the kitchen fill the... Read more >

Aperol Spritz Pop Up Bar Joins Spinningfields

Aperol Spritz Pop Up Bar Joins Spinningfields With the weather getting warm, it's only right that Spinningfields begins its summer events with a range of pop up bars and the new Aperol Spritz Social will be no exception. With Long Bar and Bloom currently residing in Hardman Square; the Aperol Spritz Social will join this duo on Monday 24th... Read more >

Pieminister comes to Manchester

Pieminister comes to Manchester Pieminister has already become a well-established brand across the country, with their range of pies currently adorning supermarket shelves as well as supplying various pubs and bars across Manchester such as Pi in Chorlton and The Seven Oaks in Piccadilly. With a great range of pies from the... Read more >

Ale Tasting at The Oast House

Ale Tasting at The Oast House As someone who is more partial to a G&T than an ale; I was slightly apprehensive about heading off to an Ale Tasting class. However, with the rise in popularity of craft beer and real ale I was eager to learn more about the hoppier side of drinking, so I headed down to The Oast House for one of... Read more >

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