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Shuttered Manchester bar Marigot Bay makes a virtual comeback

After closing its doors in April 2019, Altrincham bar Marigot Bay Bar & Cafe has announced plans to relaunch as a virtual experience.

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Local heroes: What the northern hospitality scene looks like during covid-19

In the second of our regional series, we caught up with the on-trade in Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield to see what they're up to during the coronavirus crisis.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Highball Brands launches not-for-profit cocktail delivery service

The Drinks Drop delivers drinks from high-profile London and Manchester establishments, with all profits going to the bars.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Science + Industry seeks new approach to menu development with Prototype Drinks

Manchester bar Science + Industry have launched a menu development concept called Prototype Drinks.

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Cottonopolis reveals new drinks menu & new venue

The team at Manchester's Cottonopolis have unveiled a brand-new menu and their plans for a new venue in Ancoats.

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Guardians of the north: The renaissance of the northern bar scene

The northern bar scene is booming, with world-class venues opening – and thriving – across the region. But why? And why now?

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Shakes & the City lands in Manchester for the third regional heat

The good ship Shakes & the City rolled into Manchester for its third regional heat earlier this week.

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How Northern Hospitality is bringing Manchester's bar community together

With the second Manchester's Bars Awards and a new platform under their belts, the team behind Northern Hospitality are looking beyond Manchester's th

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

News |  People & Places

Cottonopolis reveals new drinks menu & new venue

The team at Manchester's Cottonopolis have unveiled a brand-new menu and their plans for a new venue in Ancoats.

News |  People & Places

Guardians of the north: The renaissance of the northern bar scene

The northern bar scene is booming, with world-class venues opening – and thriving – across the region. But why? And why now?

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Shakes & the City lands in Manchester for the third regional heat

The good ship Shakes & the City rolled into Manchester for its third regional heat earlier this week.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

How Northern Hospitality is bringing Manchester's bar community together

With the second Manchester's Bars Awards and a new platform under their belts, the team behind Northern Hospitality are looking beyond Manchester's th

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Junkyard Golf Club sets its sights on an experiential empire

Since it opened the doors of its first venue in Manchester in 2015, Junkyard Golf Club has been luring in punters with the promise of a different kind

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Sandinista Group amps up Manchester offerings with new Blind Tyger bar

The Sandinista Group has officially opened the doors of its newest bar, Blind Tyger, in Manchester.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The best of the north: Manchester's Bars Awards 2019 winners revealed

Last night, the good barfolk of Manchester congregated under the flashing neon lights of Bunny Jackson’s to recognise some of the city’s biggest perso

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Manchester Gin announces new distillery with bar and restaurant

Manchester Gin has unveiled plans for a new distillery in Manchester city centre, complete with a bar and restaurant, to increase production and add a

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Junkyard Golf Club sets its sights on an experiential empire

Since it opened the doors of its first venue in Manchester in 2015, Junkyard Golf Club has been luring in punters with the promise of a different kind

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Sandinista Group amps up Manchester offerings with new Blind Tyger bar

The Sandinista Group has officially opened the doors of its newest bar, Blind Tyger, in Manchester.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The best of the north: Manchester's Bars Awards 2019 winners revealed

Last night, the good barfolk of Manchester congregated under the flashing neon lights of Bunny Jackson’s to recognise some of the city’s biggest perso

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Manchester Gin announces new distillery with bar and restaurant

Manchester Gin has unveiled plans for a new distillery in Manchester city centre, complete with a bar and restaurant, to increase production and add a