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Hospitality is back and baby, is it booming!
When the whole of Manchester wants to troop out for a silky flat white, a glass of orange wine or just to let off some steam – the city keeps on delivering. Every week, something new and exciting seems to be popping up on disused corners. We simply cannot wait to see what the city’s latest hospitality ventures have in store for us during summer 2021.
Below are three new ventures we are really excited to be opening in the city over the next few months. On first glance, there’s an Ancoats-based natural wine merchants, a shiny new coffee shop/plant jungle and also a very-British affair coming to a street near you. Don’t tell us you are not excited?
Speciality coffee shop, Off The Press, promises to bring creativity and co-working to Ancoats this June. Nestled within the One Express Building, this coffee palace fuses luxury with modernity. Office dwellers, shoppers and students alike are urged to drop in for a drink but stay for the vibrant setting and the delectable deli-counter. Not to mention witnessing the jungle, provided by plant purveyors, The Bud and Pot florist.
Expect to be overwhelmed with temptation for regularly rotating vegan sweet treats as well as hearty summer salads. If a liquid diet is more your style, then Allpress Espresso coffee beans and Blendsmith’s caffeine-alternatives are on the cards. With the brains of Mike Nixdorf and Kat Forde behind the scenes, rest assured you are in great hands.
Please sign on the dotted line to take part in the natural wine revolution. Joining bars such as Erst, Another Heart To Feed and Isca Wines is KERB; the natural wine brainchild of Takk Coffee and ÖL Bar & Brewery. Branded as a full-time store, part-time watering hole, KERB is bringing a no-fluff, open-minded approach to the good stuff.
Set to be situated just off of Cutting Room Square, Ancoats, KERB will act as the perfect introduction to natural wine for novices, or the cities best friend for those fluent in Gamay and Pet Nat. Wine will be available to purchase in bottles and on-tap. Yes, on tap.
While primarily a shop, the last weekend of each month will see KERB opening its doors (and its bottles) to becoming a fully-functioning wine bodega. Keep your eyes on KERB via their Instagram for official opening dates, stockists and more.
Virtual sports bars are having a real moment. Another to join the ranks of Flight Club and Point Blank Shooting in Manchester, is Sixes Cricket Club. Become the next Freddie Flintoff as you and your friends battle to become champion of the wicket using a BatFast Cricket Simulator. Wash down your success with a signature Pickled Ploughmans or Club Tropicana cocktail, before heartily tucking into the Sixes Cricket Club gastro-pub inspired menu. Do you fancy the whisky-glazed short rib or a sharing Orchard hog roast? We’re keen for both.
Fast paced and fun, we imagine Sixes Cricket Club will carry the same, quintessentially British vibe as it’s Fulham and Fitzrovia-based clubhouses. See you on the field.