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17 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1FS


Apotheca is the sister bar to the very popular Dough pizza restaurant and is housed in the same building so not far to go when the munchies strike. Once a real apothecary, ie a chemists, that former role provides the … Continue reading

Bar Four

39-41 North John Street, Liverpool, L2 6RR


Bar Four in Liverpool is a proper serious cocktail bar with a vast array of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits. Situated in the Beatles inspired Hard Day’s Night Hotel It is a must go place in Liverpool city centre. The … Continue reading


11-13 Hirsts Yard, Leeds, West Yorks, LS1 6NJ


Just around the corner from the city’s famous Corn Exchange, Boutique is a leading light in Leeds’ ever burgeoning cocktail scene. With a fantastic range of premium gins behind the bar, the inventive team under the leadership of Gary Hayward … Continue reading


1A Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4EE


Epernay, the champagne expert who stock around 150 types of champagne, has now opened a first floor bar in Manchester’s Great Northern Tower. As you can imagine it’s proving a big hit for those looking for a taste of the … Continue reading

Jake’s Bar and Grill

29 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BT


Down some steps in a basement in The Calls, Leeds’ famous clubbing district is a proper cool bar serving proper cocktails and great food. Head honcho Jake Burger is a legend in the bar world and what he doesn’t know … Continue reading


19 Back Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 2PB


Part of our mate Mal Evans’s bar empire, Mojo wins on atmosphere alone. Situated off Deansgate, the focus here, as with other Mojo outposts, is very much on music, proper old school music that is. As a result it’s a … Continue reading

Socio Rehab

100-102 High Street, Manchester, M4 1HP


Manchester’s flagship cocktail bar and a real institution, Socio Rehab is renowned for disco cocktails, and luminous concoctions with a garnish that wouldn’t look out of place in an ice cream van 10p mix. Brilliant gin holding with some two … Continue reading

The Gin Bar at The New Ellington Hotel

23-25a York Place, Leeds LS1 2EY


Proof if it were needed that gin is back big time comes in the form of Leeds’ first dedicated gin bar at boutique hotel, The New Ellington. Having gained recognition in the BBC’s Olive magazine, The Times, The Evening Post … Continue reading