If you thought outdoor drinking and dining in Manchester means traffic and noise, think again.
Dukes 92 has been one of Manchester’s favourite summer eating and drinking destinations since it opened back in 1991.
Following a million pound renovation to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Castlefield bar/restaurant has unveiled a new look and a new menu.
The ground floor is now open plan with seating for groups as well as more intimate tables for two and high-seaters for four. There’s also a private dining room which can seat up to 16 people.
The original features you may remember have been retained including the red bricks and exposed wooden timbers, but there is a new centrepiece – a 50ft L-shaped bar in brushed brass complete with a 10ft high copper trellis structure displaying bottles of beer, wine and spirits.
There’s a brand new outdoor kitchen which will open in the sunny weather and complement the new private terrace – an exclusive outdoor dining space overlooking the canal that’s perfect for soaking up the sunshine.
The new menu has an even bigger selection of food than before, from bar snacks and sandwiches to steaks and salads.
And there’s a wider range of vegetarian options and beautiful sharing boards, including The Motherboard – a combination of cheeses, meats, and fish for up to 10 diners to share.
The food isn’t the only reason to pay Dukes 92 a visit. The scenic canalside location means that it’s always been the perfect place for drinks in the summer. And it’s one of the only places in the city where you can reserve groups on a table inside the bar just for drinking.
Champagne is half price on fizzy Fridays, so why not get the weekend started in style?
With DJ sets from 5pm until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, you can dine, drink and party all in one place – so there’s really no reason to go anywhere else.
For the ultimate summer experience without having to go on holiday, it’s got to be Dukes 92.