Kampus has quickly become a honey pot in Manchester city centre, offering some of the best names in food and drink including Nell’s and Great North Pie Co, as well as high quality city centre living. The team has now announced the businesses that will be joining for the summer, and we can just see the bustling courtyard now!
Manchester staple Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co and industrial style cocktail bar Three Little Words are the big names joining the lifestyle complex just across from Canal Street, both of which will be opening for a hopefully sunny Easter weekend from Friday 7th April.
The Seven Bro7hers residency will mark the brewery’s third location in Manchester, serving up the brewery’s popular family of beers inspired by the founding McAvoy brothers’ dad’s home-brewing, with a few Kampus specials. The brand new beerhouse will be housed in the red-brick Minshull Warehouse at Kampus, with indoor seating in the listed building as well as sheltered outdoor spots overlooking the lush garden.
Seven Bro7hers will also be part of the Kampus Easter weekender, with a series of live acoustic sets and funk and soul DJs bringing the party vibes, and after that will be open for business Thursday – Sunday every week all summer.
Keith McAvoy, CEO for Seven Bro7hers, said: “We’ve been big fans of Kampus for a while so we jumped at the chance to put on a summer-long party and create a new beerhouse here. The historic setting is stunning and we know we’ll create, hands down, the best beer garden in Manchester.
“We’re a family run business, born here in Greater Manchester. Our Kampus run is a fitting celebration for how far the brewery has come with the incredible support of every person who’s ever enjoyed a Seven Bro7hers pint. We’ll be in good company with our brilliant independent neighbours and encourage everyone to come spend summer with us.”
In addition, Three Little Words will be bringing their world-class menu to the Kampus Bungalow and garden, with visitors able to kick-back and sip their stunning mixes for the first time in the summer sun. They’ll have both indoor seating in the elevated Bungalow and outdoor spots along the water’s edge.
Their existing covert bar under a railway arch on Watson Street serves up their award-winning signature menu of innovative cocktails as part of The Spirit of Manchester Distillery. It was also founded by the very same brains behind the much-loved Manchester Gin, which can be found in bars around the city and beyond.
As well as premium cocktails and the freshest ingredients as standard, they’re promising a summer of surprises – with rotating events to mark the UK summer’s biggest celebrations, special events and serves based around their line of spirits. They’ll be open Wednesday – Sunday every week all summer, as well as Bank Holiday Mondays and other days when stunning weather is forecast (ever the optimists).
Seb Heeley-Wiggins, Master Distiller & Co-Owner The Spirit of Manchester Distillery & Three Little Words, said: “We’ve got such a loyal following and we’ve been on the hunt for a spot where people could enjoy our cocktails in a beautiful outdoor setting … spritzes in the sunshine. Kampus absolutely fits that bill and will be an incredible summer posting for our team. We’ll be bringing our signature menu as well as some seasonal creations unique to Kampus.
“There’s so much going at the neighbourhood that we’ll be in good company. We’ve already got celebrations planned throughout the summer months, where we’ll be collaborating with incredible brands and creatives, and we’ve got a big surprise in store for next month. We just need a long, hot summer now.”
Summer at Kampus promises more names too. Red Light will lift the curtain on the insta-friendly Little David Street LGTBQ+ cocktail den, with the opening date to be revealed in the coming weeks, whilst taqueria and mezcaleria Madre is currently fitting out its space ready to bring its take on Mexican goodness to Manchester. Keep a lookout on the goings-on at Kampus on their website.