When it comes to the perfect pint, Manchester’s quickly becoming the beer angel of the North. Forget fighting your way to the front of a chain bar for a pint of watered down corpo-lager, Manchester is a bursting barrel of down-to-earth real ale pubs, quirky craft beer sellers and micro-bars sourcing the best beer the north has to offer.
Owning up to liking a drink can sometimes be akin to admitting that you’re a regular shoplifter or that you laugh when old people fall over, especially if you admit to liking hard liquor. Well I’ll raise my head above the parapet and say it – I love hard liquor. Why do I love it so much? It’s all thanks to Manchester’s self-styled sauce specialists, The Liquorists.
There are many fantastic cocktail bars in Manchester - from classy hotel sky bars to gothic bars in trendy areas, there is something to suit every taste. In the past my perfect night out would have been pre-dinner cocktails in one of them followed by a meal in a nice restaurant with perhaps a few more drinks somewhere else afterwards.