Bar Archive

Sort Posts by:

Bar San Juan (Chorlton, Manchester)

I’ve always been fond of tapas. In contrast to the traditional three-course-meal, where choice is limited to three dishes and you stare enviously at what your companions have ordered, tapas allows for variety and sharing. Unfortunately, its popularity has spawned a plethora of establishments that serve poor-quality

In Bloom (Spinningfields, Manchester)

An oasis in the middle of Bankersville. That’s the description that sprung to mind when I first saw Spiningfields’s latest ‘pop-up’ bar. In Bloom is located on the edge of ‘The Lawns’: a grassy area in the centre of a sterile landscape of imposing glass office-buildings and spotlessly

Common Bar (Northern Quarter, Manchester)

“It’s an art space!” said my partner testily, and not for the first time. I blinked with an uncomprehending look on my face. “This whole room; it’s an art space,” she offered, pointing helpfully at the murals on the walls. This type of exchange is a common occurrence in