Northern Quarter Bar Crawl
Aw heck, if only there were a route by which you can discover the Northern Quarter. Slap my thigh and call me Sally, THERE IS! From cool cocktail caverns and speakasy supping to industrial must-visit venues, we've cultivated a route for you to discover some of the best that the Northern Quarter has to boast. Weave your way through one of Manchester's coolest drinking districts and dabble in some of the most dapper liquid lairs in the city.
Last updated on 15th July 2016
Another wee walk down Tib Street and you'll land smack bang at our next venue. Part of Manchester's infamous Black Dog chain, the Black Dog Ballroom in the Northern Quarter is one of its finest. A cracking bar for the young and fun, this atmospheric little joint promise pizza, parties and plenty of good-time gumption all week long. Those of you with a competitive bone in their body will want to get moving now, whiff whaff awaits at your next destination.
A must-see on your Northern Quarter bar crawl, Dive is fast becoming one of the area's most popular venues. Plating up a culinary experience like no other, the venue specialises in monster food; picture giant burgers, perfectly seasoned beer can chicken and gigantic alcohol-infused milkshakes. With a late license until 5am on Friday and Saturday, things really kick-up a notch after dark, where guests can dance long into the early hours.
Shimmy on down Little Lever Street for a little speakeasy style supping and your final NQ destination. A plush and secretive plot of 1920s style drinking, The Fitzgerald boast bootleg refinery. A discerning and dapper drinking den, it's not the rowdiest of finales, but it is one of the most bespoke in the Northern Quarter with with its cocktails and plush crowd Congratulations for making it through, you're well on your way to Nothern Quarter drinking know-how!
You didn't think that we'd let you kick of this drinking endeavour without a little something something in your stomach now did you? Naw, we wouldn't. Responsible eating leads to awesome drinking. Take to dapper little South American style den Luck, Lust Liquor and Burn on the High Street for a dabble in a hearty selection of chow, from tacos and burgers to burritos. But don't stick around too long, your next liquid venture is a mixology must and all of five minutes down the road.
Arts space, DJ den, ping-pong plot; heck knows what Twenty Twenty Two are, but we know they're one of the best at it all. Whether you've commandeered a whiff whaff table, gandering over a graphic exhibition or tucking into tipples by the bar, this is the creme de la creme of NQ cool. Now, onto one of the most secret bars in Manchester for your final liquid lair. You'll be all sorts of swooning over your final destination by the time we're done with you.
So you just impressed your stomach with a plush selection of South American chow, so how about we carry on with some of the best cocktails in the city? Found on Thomas Street, just five minutes shy of Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn, Apotheca is a darling vintage den of cocktail creativity. From dry ice dabbles and wacky flavours to quirky decanters, Apotheca will dazzle the palate. It's back to the High Street and five minutes down the road for our next bar, so sup up and head on down.