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Thursday 22 March 2018


Taking its name and inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York, which was popular with newspaper journalists and ad men – the original ‘Mad Men’, The Pen and Pencil offers the perfect place for the NQ’s creative locals to chill, think, meet and enjoy great food and drink.

Open seven days a week, The Pen and Pencil is open from 10am right through ’til late with a focus on a strong day time offering with great brunch, subs and burgers, washed down with top quality coffee and freshly blended smoothies.

Looking for a late night party? The bar's team of resident DJs are on hand on Friday and Saturday nights to get the party started every weekend. There is also a fantastic selection of beers, wines and spirits along with their own bespoke cocktail list. Plus the venue offers private hire for networking meetings, private parties and launch events.


What's on

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Live Music Every Wednesday

Live Music Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday

From Wed 31st of Jan, we will have live music EVERY Wednesday! We have some amazing artists lined up from the world of...

Rum 'N Chocolate

Rum 'N Chocolate

Thursday 22 March 2018

RUM LOVERS. CHOCOLATE LOVERS.ARE YOU READY?How does an evening of rum drinking, chocolate tasting and truffle making...

Pencil's Down Quiz Night

Pencil's Down Quiz Night

Every Tuesday

Starting at 7.30pm, our popular weekly quiz night with quiz-master John Stansfield consists of 4 rounds including film...

Rock the MIc

Rock the MIc

Various dates

Guess who's back with a brand new name??Due to popular demand, our Rock the Mic night is RETURNING  - and this year...

It's a Sin - Good Friday Party

It's a Sin - Good Friday Party

Friday 30 March 2018

Start the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend off with not a just a bang, but a POP - this is the night for unashamedly,...

Easter Sunday Party

Easter Sunday Party

Sunday 1 April 2018

We are very EGGcited (sorry) to welcome back disco hero, Derek Kaye, for our Easter Sunday Bank Holiday Party on the...

Hip Hop Takeover

Hip Hop Takeover

Friday 13 April 2018

Every 2nd Friday of the month we’re doing things a little differently. Veteran hip-hop DJ, Yung Jozy (Gold Teeth),...

Offers / Promos 2

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Offer Details Availability
Happy Hour 2 for £10 cocktails, £3 bottles of selected beer, £15 bottles of Prosecco, £10 bottles of house wine Monday 17:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00
Thursday 17:00 - 19:00
Friday 17:00 - 19:00
50% Off Food Enjoy 50% off food every Monday when you book in advance Monday 10:00 - 21:00


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter
Disabled Toilets
Happy Hour, 50% Off Food


Day Open Close Notes
10:00 00:00
10:00 00:00
10:00 00:00
10:00 00:00
10:00 02:00
10:00 02:00
10:00 22:00


The Pen & Pencil
Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.10
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.10
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.80
Cocktail £7.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.10
Bottle of House Wine £16.00
Bottle of Champagne £22.00


Food Menu Download
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Bottomless Brunch Menu Download

This venue serves Gastro, American and Brunch food.

Our Review

The Pen & Pencil Northern Quarter - Manchester Bar Review

The Pen & Pencil Northern Quarter - Manchester Bar Review

A slice of Mad Men Manhattan beams at the end of the Northern Quarter’s Hilton Street offering inspiration to thirsty thinkers and late night drinkers near and far. I sauntered down for a drink in true martini-fashion. The Venue Suave 1950s...

Read our full The Pen & Pencil Northern Quarter - Manchester Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Whole Venue Hire Venue Hire 200 See Below £3000 Not Available
Back Room Private Room 36 65 No Fee £100 for midweek day hires, no min spend for weekday evenings No hire fee
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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