SNEAK PEEK: Yancunian-themed bar The Liquor Store all set to officially open on First Street

The new Liquor Store bar will be serving up classic American dishes daily and the drinks menu promises to be packed with innovative cocktails, including the Made of MCR, the latest cocktail creation which combines all the famous flavours of the city in one seriously tasty drink.

“Manchester is at the heart of everything we do at The Liquor Store,” says Liquor Store co-owner Doug Waldron. “With First Street being an artistic breeding ground, opposite the famous Hacienda building, it seemed fitting to open our new bar in style by celebrating some of the city’s brightest stars.”

The Liquor Store first opened its doors in Manchester in 2012 on the corner of Blackfriars Street and The Parsonage, underneath the Maybrook House building, and was named ‘Best City Centre Bar’ in the Eat, Drink, Sleep Awards. Bare brickwork, vintage Los Angeles Liquor Store signage and a bar crammed with a collection of the most desirable liquors from around the world are just some of the goodies waiting to greet you.

Now with a second home on First Street, expect the city of Manchester to be the standout theme of the bar with a subtle nod towards American bar culture. Feature walls are dedicated to some of the city’s most loved sons and daughters, with everyone from Liam and Noel, Ian Brown and Morrisey to Nobby Stiles, Davy Jones and even Les Dawson watching you as you drink.

It’s quirky, original, creative but inherently stylish – just like the city itself. The bar ambience is transformed at 5pm with the help of its indie, rock ‘n’ roll, classic rock and pop soundtrack blend, featuring more than a fair share of Mancunian favourites.

The Liquor Store’s intimate atmosphere and late opening hours, seven days a week, showcase the true Manchester party spirit.

Visit to register details for the official opening party.


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