Expect sunshine and CBD at this hidden rooftop.
The Oxford Road area is full of many hidden gems, from The Refuge’s magical Waterhouse Way terrace to the many delights that lie under the Mancunian Way at Hatch. But one of our favourites? The sun-dappled rooftop terrace that tops BrickHouse Social.
Hidden down New Wakefield Street, just behind Oxford Road Station, the three-storey venue provides refuge for hospitality-seeking Mancs of all varieties – from those seeking a sports-fuelled day out, to those craving a summer tipple in one of the city’s secret hideaways. But it’s the latter that this place has us in desperate need of, playing home to one of Manchester’s best (and most underrated) rooftop bars.
Sitting pretty at the very top of the venue’s dominating, central staircase, guests are greeted with a pergola-topped terrace that allows the sun to peep through, with gorgeous greenery and foliage meandering across the structure, creating a summery, somewhere-far-away kind of vibe.
Whether it’s a light, lunchtime beer you’re after, or a refreshing cocktail on a summer’s eve – it’s the perfect spot to house your next get-together, with all things ‘social’ running through the veins of everything BrickHouse Social has to offer. I mean, hey, it’s even in the name.
In addition to a menu packed full of tasty cocktails and an ever-rotating array of beers on tap – including fan-fave brews from Camden Brewery and BrickHouse Social’s very own Pilsner – guests can tuck into a brand new addition to the venue; Icon Burger’s ‘420 burga’. Known for becoming the UK’s first CBD burger, the dish is basted with CBD – which has become a massive trend of late thanks to its many ‘health benefits’ – before being topped with American cheese, onions, gherkins and CBD infused special sauce.
The niche, green-bunned burger (which is ever-Instagrammable, may we add), is joined by an array of juicy American-style burgers, each as creative as the next and topped with the likes of hot cheetoz, Mexican cheese and guac, and even stuffed with melty, American cheese.
Sticking with the USA theme, the collab also offers up gooey ‘quarter pounder’ cookies, too, with chefs experimenting on the reg with fillings such as Nutella, Biscoff, Reece’s Pieces and so much more. Yep, we’re salivating, too.
Elsewhere at the venue, guests can enjoy an NYC-style pool room, a quirky basement bar, a taproom serving 16 draught beers, and plenty of space to catch the next footy match with your mates.
BrickHouse Social is open from 12 noon daily, and can be found at 11-13 New Wakefield Street, M1 5NP.