The focus is on all-day drinking and dining, using ethically sourced ingredients, at the huge new suburban café bar
Alcotraz is a bar behind bars, where guests – or more appropriately ‘inmates’ – are tasked with smuggling liquor past the Warden
Welcome to I Love MCR. Greater Manchester is a pie-shaped constellation of boroughs and urban areas that stretches from Stockport in the south to Rochdale in the north.
With the help of I Love MCR, you can explore places, businesses, charities, where to live and what’s on in Manchester. You will discover the city’s diverse community, culture and lifestyle with the help of our inspiring Manchester news.
Manchester is a city inhabiting a diverse pool of interesting individuals and extraordinary people. An embracing community and a social spirit feed an eclectic mix of retail, theatres, galleries, museums, and a smorgasbord of top restaurants, buzzing bars, hotels and exciting events.
Creative industries and independent manufacturers are on the rise, while tech start-ups are sprawling across the city. Meet the Manchester businesses – the makers and doers whose ingenuity is driving the new mechanisms of progress.
Embrace the city’s spontaneous spirit and you’ll discover plenty of hidden gems – and some secrets – among our Manchester stories and recommendations.
Manchester’s population is approximately 600,000 people (2020).
There are about 2.8 million people living across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Manchester is commonly known as the UK’s second city. Once an industrial powerhouse with a plethora of world-first inventions, it is now a major cultural hub, steeped in arts and famous for its music and glorious sporting history. More about Manchester history here.
Levenshulme, Ancoats, Altrincham and Ramsbottom were named among the best places to live, not just in Manchester but, in the UK by The Sunday Times. The Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper so it’s safe to say they know their onions.
That all depends on one’s personal taste and cuisine preference. Luckily enough, Manchester is catching up to London as a food metropolis, and a destination for foodies from far and wide. Further proof of this is the accolade of Mana restaurant in Ancoats being awarded a Michelin Star.
That’s a tough one when you consider that Manchester is a city that thinks a table is for dancing on. The most popular cocktail bar in the city centre is probably Albert’s Schloss, due to its amount of check-ins, and the wide range of beverages and entertainment on offer.
MCR is an acronym for the full word; Manchester. Some might say “MCR” means Manchester City Region.
I Love MCR is the facilitator of charities across Greater Manchester. Furthermore, The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust was re-branded to ‘We Love MCR Charity’ because of the success and positive look and feel of the iconic I Love MCR brand. I Love MCR and We Love MCR Charity are in partnership to support communities and young people across the city.