• A cocktail bar inspired by 1930s Tokyo is opening in Manchester

A cocktail bar inspired by 1930s Tokyo is opening in Manchester

11 October 2023

Spinningfields already has its fair share of creative cocktail dens. From the splendour of the Schofields brothers to the science classes of The Alchemist, there’s plenty to choose from if you’re looking for something more creative to sip and swirl.

Dear Sailor is the newest drinking den set to shake up the scene. Inspired by the speakeasies and jazz bars of 1930s Tokyo, the new cocktail bar will offer a menu of opulent long and short drinks that are bold and experimental.

The 1930s is an era that epitomises glamour, art deco and decadence. Tokyo was known for its bars that became busy speakeasies and people would gather after hours to indulge in forbidden goods from overseas like music, food and alcohol.

The bars were mischevious and fun, and this is what Dear Sailor will be built on. Looking to open in the former Wolf unit in Spinningfields, Dear Sailor has vowed to provide guests with “engaging and impossible to forget experiences”. By merging Japanese-inspired cocktails with music it brings something new to a part of the city already characterised by its allure.

There’s no official opening date for Dear Sailor just yet, but you can keep an eye out for any updates on their Instagram here.