The Great Northern Warehouse and Peter Street

Bustling bars, restaurants and pop-up street food stalls are just some of things that come to this area of town

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The Great Northern Warehouse and the surrounding Peter Street area have transformed over recent times. Gone are the days when the area was home to the rowdy Brannigans and Chicago Rock Cafe. Instead, in its place are an eclectic range of bars and restaurants – upmarket yet generally still with a fun, party atmosphere. Stag and hen parties in Manchester should head here for stylish bars without some of the handbag brigade you may find in Spinningfields.
 

All Star Lanes

All Star Lanes combines bowling with a restaurant / bar that opens until the early hours on Thursday through to Sundays. A lot of our parties are looking for to combine an activity with some drinks on the Friday night of a two night stay and this is a great option.

 

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Epernay

This bar is likely to go down well with hen parties in Manchester looking for an air of sophistication without the pretentiousness. The dim lighting and exposed brickwork creates a lovely ambience in which to taste their rare and vintage champagnes or cocktails – with over 80 cocktails on offer it’s likely there will be something to everyone’s taste here!

 

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The Sir Ralph Abercrombie

For those who still love a good pint of ale without any frills, then the Abercrombie is a firm favourite with locals looking for a cheap after-work drink. With complimentary crisps thrown in, you can’t go too wrong. This place is tucked away on a side street parallel to Peter Street. Certainly one for Manchester stag nights than those on a hen do!

 

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Brewdog

If you don’t know by now, Scottish-born Brewdog has been bringing some of the greatest craft beer to cities all over the UK. It recently launched on Peter Street in 2012 and has been a popular bar to head to ever since. Again, this bar is probably one for the lads more than the ladies– forget any background music, the focus here is all on the beer.

 

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Taps

For something a little bit different, why not head to Taps Restaurant and Bar in Manchester? Stag nights won’t be spent queuing at the bar – instead you can pour your own!

 

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Opus One

Set within the Edwardian splendour of Grade-II listed hotel, The Radisson Edwardian, this restaurant and bar mixes modern day opulence with plenty of character. Put simply – this place is swanky!

 

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Manchester 235

This lavish two-floor casino is likely to be a firm favourite for Manchester stag nights but it also boats a cocktail bar, VIP lounge and live entertainment room that may just tempt the ladies.

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Revolucion de Cuba

Probably one of the liveliest bars on Peter Street, this place is buzzing from 5pm until late every day of the week and is one of my firm favourites when I want to dance the night away. With 2-4-1 on cocktails between 5pm and 7pm every night it’s a great starting point for stag and hen parties in Manchester though the queues are generally three to four deep at the bar and so you may want to get at least two each time! Upstairs there is usually acoustic live music playing in the early evening and if you fancy a bit to eat, they also have a Latin-American inspired menu, from mains to party-sharing plates. Downstairs is where the party really happens with Latin-American inspired live music and DJs until the early hours.

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