Sunday, 18 August 2013

From Burgers to Bars

How is the weekend over already?! 
This weekend my friend from home came to stay from Friday to Sunday so we ventured out to do a bit of exploring in Manchester.
Whenever I've been on a night out here we always tend to go to Tiger Tiger or 5th Avenue so we thought we'd try somewhere new...

On Friday night we headed down to Spinningfields and ended up doing a bit of a bar crawl, going from Revs to The Alchemist, to The Liar's Club to Mojo's and ending in an odd place known as The Press Room.

I would definitely recommend a trip to The Alchemist, if I could try one of everything on the menu I would. Even the bar staff were impressive, the guy that served us took about 4 people's orders at the same time and managed to mix around 7 cocktails simultaneously, serious skills!

The Liar's Club and Mojo's are next door to each other and both provided us with some of our favorite 80s tunes to get our grooves on to.
When Mojo's closed we ended up heading to a club called The Press Room which was definitely an interesting experience...
Apparently it's popular with the cast of Corrie and is known to be frequented by Manchester's journalists but it wasn't quite the glamorous venue we'd expected.
It was a bit like an old bingo hall with a very random mix of people but the DJ was playing some classic cheesy hits so we spent the majority of our time there spinning around the dancefloor. 

On Saturday we headed out to get some food but when it started chucking it down with rain we just dived into the nearest place, which happened to be Byron Burgers. 
I went for the veggie option with a side of courgette fries and it definitely helped to see off my hangover! The combo of goat's cheese, roasted peppers and mushroom was what I can only describe as a taste sensation.

On Saturday night we decided to check out the Northern Quarter and went to Soup Kitchen, Dry Bar and Noho.
All three of them were really nice, quirky venues. Noho was probably my favourite - the drinks were good, the DJ was on form and the club was packed, what more could you want?
All-in-all it's been a perfect weekend. 
I've got a feeling getting up for work tomorrow morning is going to be a struggle...

S x.