Junk Yard Golf at B.Eat Street: Manchester’s Area to Watch
Posted in News & Polls by Aisha Farndon on 30/10/2015
And why you’ve got to check out B.Eat Street and The Great Northern Warehouse area
It’s my birthday tomorrow and Jen’s on Monday, so our boss kindly took us to play a round of junk yard golf at B.Eat Street in The Great Northern Tower.
Despite losing quite heavily, I absolutely loved the whole concept going on there. The signs telling you to not take selfies or otherwise act like an idiot (but a little more brutally worded than that!), the humourous signs like Witness the Fitness and the downright weird holes you had to master!
top to bottom: Jen (fellow birthday girl and runner-up), me (biggest loser!), the Witness the Fitness sign
Unfortunately, Junk Yard Golf is just a temporary pop-up in B.Eat Street, but that’s what makes this part of town so up-and-coming. A few years back you could find downbeat bars like the likes of Brannigans on Quay Street and the only really redeeming part of The Great Northern Tower was the casino and the cinema. It certainly wasn’t a destination to head to for a day-come-night out.
Then American style bowling diner All Star Lanes popped up, followed swiftly by Manchester’s most-loved burger joint, Almost Famous (the king of burgers that are so delicious they can only come about by saying a big no to any pre-Christmas diet!).
Opposite, on Quay Street, a string of bars and clubs have opened up in recent years. Our personal favourites are perfect-for-after-works-drink-come-Friday-night-partying Revolution de Cuba and Albert Schloss, an upmarket beer hall bar.
Manchester’s foodie scene came close behind, with Friday Food Fights, a street food mash-up, taking place every Friday night. That closed earlier this year to give way to B.Eat Street’s new venture. Junk Yard Golf was part of that and we can’t wait to see what they turn the space into in early 2016. Watch this space!
Don’t you just love Manchester?!! We certainly do!