If you’re looking for a bar at the very centre of Manchester, look no further than Dive NQ in the Northern Quarter.
In America, of course, the term ‘dive bar’ means a disreputable neighbourhood bar giving a bad name to the local community, but over here in Manchester, it’s anything but.
Here it refers to one of the city’s friendliest bars, smack dab in the centre of the most exciting district in the North – think the bar from Cheers given a makeover for the 2020s.
You’ll find it at the heart of the Northern Quarter, right next door to the legendary Afflecks Palace, meaning you can do your shopping in the day then nip over for a drink and a bite to eat after a hard day enhancing your wardrobe and buying trinkets.
And now there’s even more reason to do so, as following their wildly successful January offer, they’re still offering 50% off food all month (excluding platters).
Not only that, they’re giving away Dive cards (for one month only) which give 30% off food for the rest of the year – with a special introductory offer of 40% off all food until the end of April.
So what does this discount cover? You’re in for a treat as Dive NQ have teamed up with Zumu, the masters of Japanese street food. As well as being available inside, you can also enjoy their dishes on the outside BBQ – once the weather clears up, that is.
It’s a wide-ranging menu, taking in Asian-influenced small plates such as popcorn shrimp, chicken gyoza and vegan options such as the dynamite cauliflower – crispy wok-fried cauliflower pieces, covered in Zumu’s mouthwatering spicy dynamite sauce.
The katsu curry is another popular choice, plus you’ll find plenty of other rice and noodle dishes, alongside sushi, ramen bowls and bao buns.
But it’s not all about food. Dive NQ has something for everyone. There are weekly quiz nights, sports events screened across the state-of-the-art plasma screens, live gigs and a host of drinks offers, all designed to make Dive NQ your one-stop-shop for everything you need for a great day or night out with your mates.
Outside, there’s a beer garden and open-air dining area, complete with umbrellas and benches to ward off the worst of the Manchester weather.
And if you want a big night out, it’s open until 5am at weekends with a strong lineup of great local DJs.
So this February you have no excuse. Dive NQ are offering a massive discount on some of the best street food in the city, plus a bunch of great extras to keep you coming back again and again. Best of all, this offer is available all day every day – even on weekends.
To get hold of one of the prized Dive NQ discount cards for 30% off, all you need to do is sign up with your email address after you dine with them in February. And don’t forget, the 40% discount applies until the end of April.