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Bars & Nightlife

A Brand New Blues Inspired Bar And Music Venue Is Opening This May

By Laura Rogan

The popular London spot is making its way up North.

Taking over the former Walkabout site just off Deansgate, The Blues Kitchen is set to bring a taste of New Orleans to Manchester. Established as a music venue and ultra-cool bar and restaurant in Shoreditch, Camden and Brixton, the brand new city centre hot spot is set to diversify Manchester’s already lively music scene, providing a 600-capacity venue for late-night music and drinks.

Credit: The Blues Kitchen

Expect food and drink influenced by the deep South, with delicious BBQ grub, burgers and more, as well as cocktails and a whole lot of bourbon. Fun fact: The Blues Kitchen currently holds London’s biggest selection of bourbon whiskeys – so you can guarantee you’ll find one that tickles your fancy when they open this May.

Credit: The Blues Kitchen

The bar, which pays homage to the iconic Blues scene, hosts live music every day from local and international talent and live DJs playing some of the best soul, funk, rock n roll & roots music you’ll find in the UK.

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Speaking of the opening, Steve Ball, CEO of the Columbo Group, which owns Blues Kitchen, said: “When we decided to spread our wings it had to be Manchester, it’s such a cool city. It’s the only other city we’d consider doing anything in.”

Credit: The Blues Kitchen

The Blues Kitchen is set to open its doors in Manchester on May 20th this spring and will lie in the heart of Spinningfields alongside 20 Stories, The Ivy and Tattu.

Here’s a few sneak peeks of the venue ahead of its opening:

Credit: The Blues Kitchen MCR
Credit: The Blues Kitchen MCR
Credit: The Blues Kitchen MCR
Credit: The Blues Kitchen MCR

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Where To Eat In Manchester’s Spinningfields