We had music venue and bar Gorilla reopen its doors over the weekend but now another Manchester spot is set to have a revival this month. Following its closure back in 2019, iconic Manchester bar, Hold Fast, has officially announced that it will reopen on November 29.
Tucked away beneath a former bowler hat factory on Newton Street in Manchester’s vibrant and bustling Northern Quarter, Hold Fast is part of Selina Manchester. The nautical themed bar is inspired by the tales of Jules Verne, whose novels include the likes of Around The World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
Hold Fast will be the fifth venture that Selina, a hostel company that offers numerous experiences, manages in the Northern Quarter in Manchester, following Wilson’s Social, The Corner Boy, Wilson’s Den and Creatures Comedy Club. The venue is home to its very own bespoke secret cinema room where visitors can lay back and relax in front of a cult classic.
Plus, Hold Fast will feature a range of retro Sega games, bound to let customers relish in their childhood memories. Resident DJ’s and open mic nights don’t fall short at Hold Fast, and those brave enough to take centre stage can get their hands on a free drink of their choice.
You can head down into the sailor’s drinking quarter, dimly lit with ship lanterns and candles, before grabbing a pint from the wide selection of craft beers, or one of its 15 delectable cocktails which are available on the menu at this unique Northern Quarter venue. With its grand reopening on the horizon, Hold Fast is aiming to become one of Manchester’s favourite underground escapes once again.
Hold Fast will reopen on November 29 and can be found at 50 Newton Street, M1 2EA.