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Bring your own records to play at the NQ's award-winning Bay Horse

Bring your own records to play at the NQ's award-winning Bay Horse

NOT only voted Best Pub in Greater Manchester but also a muso-friendly zone – that’s the Northern Quarter’s Bay Horse Tavern. Saturday, April 21 is Record Store Day 2018 and the quirkily revamped Thomas Street ...

18 April 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Thomas Dakin Gin plans distillery, bar and academy in city centre

Thomas Dakin Gin plans distillery, bar and academy in city centre

IF ever there was confirmation that Mother’s Ruin is now our most respectable tipple of choice it’s G&J Greenall’s plans for a new distillery in Manchester city centre. The Warrington-based company behind Ophir, Bloom, Greenall’s ...

18 April 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Exciting new pop-up hub under the Mancunian Way hatches a Crab

Exciting new pop-up hub under the Mancunian Way hatches a Crab

WHEN ToM attended a recent showcase for traders at Hatch, the Bruntwood-run pop-up project under the Mancunian Way on Oxford Road we were excited what was already in place – a lively community of indie ...

17 April 2018

Where to eat drink and be merry celebrating St George (or Jordi)

Where to eat drink and be merry celebrating St George (or Jordi)

SAINT George’s Day is actually April 23, but Manchester’s celebrations straddle the weekend. So the annual Parade will take place on Sunday 22 with marchers wending their way down from Miles Platting shortly after noon ...

17 April 2018

The Creameries is rising! First look at Chorlton bakery and kitchen

The Creameries is rising! First look at Chorlton bakery and kitchen

TUESDAY, April 24 is when the Chorlton cats finally get the cream. That’s the date for the when eagerly-anticipated The Creameries finally opens its doors on Wilbraham Road. The bakery and kitchen will be serving ...

17 April 2018 by Neil Sowerby

IT’S a bull’s eye for the Bay Horse, named Greater Manchester’s Best Pub

IT’S a bull’s eye for the Bay Horse, named Greater Manchester’s Best Pub

CONGRATULATIONS to the Northern Quarter’s reborn Bay Horse, which has just won ‘Best Pub in Greater Manchester’ in the National Pub and Bar awards. Organised by Pub and Bar magazine, these national awards are unfamiliar ...

12 April 2018

Street food cheese legends Mac Daddies to open in the Arndale

Street food cheese legends Mac Daddies to open in the Arndale

CHEESED off? You bet. We missed the boat on National Grilled Cheese Day (April 12), arriving far too late, even though our office is four minutes’ walk from Northern Soul on Church Street, who were ...

12 April 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Idle Hands and Just Between Friends rack up the Northern Quarter caffeine count

Idle Hands and Just Between Friends rack up the Northern Quarter caffeine count

YOU might be forgiven for thinking the Northern Quarter was already suffering from caffeine overload, but ToM extends a warm welcome to two special looking coffee bar arrivals. Idle Hands at 35 Dale Street is ...

12 April 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Where there’s a Will there’s a chance to add some craft to beer expertise

Where there’s a Will there’s a chance to add some craft to beer expertise

CHOICES, choices – we’re awash with craft beer, yet the knowledge behind the bar doesn’t always reach the top of the glass. That could be about to change. Leading beer distributors Cave Direct North are ...

12 April 2018 by Neil Sowerby

French inspired patisserie maestros Bisous Bisous to open on Deansgate

French inspired patisserie maestros Bisous Bisous to open on Deansgate

EAT your brioche heart out, Patisserie Valerie, there’s a far better pâtisserie offering looming on Deansgate. One that’s not a flaky chain, just a natural extension of an award-winning top-notch operation in the suburbs. Didsbury’s ...

11 April 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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