Here’s what’s hot this month.
Fancy trying something new this month? Manchester’s got ya. From juicy BBQ-inspired menus, to some of the finest natural wines around, here are some of the best new restaurants and bars to try in Manchester this month.
Jimmy’s is officially back, with a brand new venue on Ancoats’ bustling Cutting Room Square. Recreating its signature look that could be found at the original venue, the rock ‘n’ roll inspired bar is home to great music, cocktails and delicious BBQ food, with a lip-smacking new menu on offer that’s packed full of small plates and bigger, BBQ dishes. If that wasn’t all, guests can also enjoy an outstanding Sunday roast, too, which is a contender for one of the city’s very best. Jimmy’s, 27 Blossom St, Ancoats, M4 6AJ.
2. Sadler’s Cat
Formerly the Pilcrow, the team behind Manchester’s Cloudwater Brewery has officially taken over the community pub near Manchester Victoria station, revamping the venue and turning it into the Sadler’s Cat. Open now, guests can expect an impressive array of craft beers, delicious bao buns (including a ton of vegan options), and a lovely outdoor area where you can soak up the sun with a pint. Sadler’s Cat, NOMA, M60 0AB.
3. Dust Dog
The team behind the beloved Northern Soul has revamped their original Church Street venue for a brand new venture: Dust Dogs. Set to open real soon, guests can expect the same creativity that’s put into their fan-fave grilled cheese, with tasty hot dogs and toppings that guarantee messy faces and big, happy smiles. Stay tuned for more deets on the opening. Dust Dogs, Unit 10, 11 Church St, M4 1PN.
4. Salt Dog Slims
Salt Dog Slim’s is finally set to open its doors this month, promising ‘steins and brines’ at their new Bow Lane speakeasy. Expanding from across the North West in Liverpool, guests can expect casual, American-inspired vibes, big steins, cocktails, and seriously yummy hot dogs – making for the perfect spot for post-work drinks. Stay tuned for more on the opening date.
5. 10 Tib Lane
Taking over the former Bøck Bière site, 10 Tib Lane is the brainchild of the team behind Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun, with three whole storeys to enjoy at their brand new venue. Expect high-end intimate decor, a constantly evolving food and drink menu made up of tasty, British dishes, and a relaxed ambience that’s perfect for a special date night. The venue is open now, and you can find it at 10 Tib Lane, M2 4JB.
6. Sixes Cricket Club
Following fast success in London, Sixes Cricket Club has opened in the Corn Exchange, bringing simulation cricket to the city for the first time. Bat until your heart’s content with mates, enjoy tasty BBQ grub, or kick back with a craft beer over a catch-up. The new bar is the latest among a string of fun activity bars, and brings a brand new and unique experience to Manchester. Find out more here. Sixes Cricket Club, Cathedral St, M4 3TR.
7. Flawd Wine
Following a successful summer pop-up at Pollen Bakery, Flawd Wine – from the team behind Higher Ground – is finally set to open its doors on New Islington Marina. Bringing waterside views and an array of natural wines to Ancoats and New Islington, the new wine bar is set to open this month, with cheeses, charcuterie and locally brewed beers also gracing the menu. Stay tuned for updates on the grand opening.
8. Woo Tan Killa Baos
Taking up residency at the Northern Quarter’s Stage & Radio, Woo Tan Killa Baos is the perfect spot for vegan grub lovers, with a menu packed full of bao buns, dim sum and loaded fries. Think all the flavour without the meat, with plant-based salt and pepper ‘chicken’, chilli ‘beef’, teriyaki ‘prawns’ and so much more on the menu. Find them Wednesday-Saturday at Stage & Radio, 43 Port St, M1 2EQ.
9. The Man With The Fish
Taking over the former Tusk and Walrus site in the Northern Quarter, The Man With The Fish is the bustling corner of the city’s newest laid-back haunt, serving tons of draught beers from the likes of Tiny Rebel and Beavertown, as well as a drool-worthy menu of BBQ-inspired food – from flatbreads and hot dogs to jerk chicken and brisket. If that wasn’t all, on weekends, guests can expect regular DJ sets playing the very best of reggae and roots, with proper club vibes downstairs in the basement for those who fancy a bit of a party. The Man With The Fish, 78-88 High St, M4 1ES.
10. Bada Bing @ MediaCityUK
After garnering quite the cult following this summer, Bada Bing is set to expand across MediaCityUK – with a brand new Bada Bing Mobile which will be pitching up Thursday-Sunday at the bustling complex, serving an array of their highly acclaimed New York-Italian sandwiches. Inspired by The Sopranos, guests can expect subs packed with deli meats such as Napoli salami, gabagool, mortadella and more. Find them outside the BBC on the Piazza at MediaCityUK.
11. The DogHouse
BrewDog’s newest offering, The DogHouse, is so much more than just a hotel. Opening just last month, the new venue also includes a wonderful bar on the ground floor, as well as a hidden oasis on the rooftop where Mancs can escape the city to enjoy an array of BrewDog’s very own craft beers. If that wasn’t all, there’s also a lovely, casual menu on offer (with tacos and BBQ galore!), as well as 26,000 plants throughout, helping to reach BrewDog’s aim of being a carbon-negative venue. The DogHouse, 18-20 Fountain St, M2 2AR.
12. Kerb Wine
Ancoats’ offering continues to grow, with its newest resident Kerb Wine bringing something a little more premium to its current, laid-back offering. Championing natural wine, the venue operates as a wine shop for the majority of the month, transforming into an occasional bar during the last weekend of every month. Open now, visitors can browse a curated selection of low-intervention wines to take home, with some fantastic bottles from the homegrown producers of England & Wales. Kerb Wine, 04 Henry St, Ancoats, M4 5DD.