The newest addition to Manchester’s First Street complex opened its doors at the weekend, bringing its no-nonsense vibe, great music, unpretentious drinks and a cool vibe to Jack Rosenthal Street on the city’s First Street complex.
A sister venue to its original Deansgate home, the new First Street venue mimics the Mancunian/American hybrid that The Liquor Store has become widely known and loved for. Lots of bare brickwork, dark leather and soft wood is met with modest Mancunian décor and a typically Mancunian heart.
A wall of fame featuring some of the city’s most favoured homegrown talent greets you as you enter, with iconic framed images of Oasis, Stone Roses, Caroline Aherne as adored TV persona Mrs Merton and Manchester music industry icon Tony Wilson just a few of the names to grace the wall. Upstairs you’ll find a quirky LA inspired Route 66 signpost that marks many of the city’s most notable landmarks, from Coronation Street to Hacienda and even Strangeways.
Despite its warm and welcoming décor, it’s the Mancunian spirit of The Liquor Store that keeps people returning. As soon as you enter you’re guaranteed to be greeted with a welcoming smile, with bartenders that you may never have met before, serving you like you’re an old friend.
The drinks menu is a fabulous fusion of slick and well-polished cocktail creations, all suitably displayed on a record disc style menu, of course. Whether it’s the innovative Under My Thumb that tickles your taste buds, or the venues exciting new Made of Manchester creation, you can pretty much guarantee they’ll be served full of flavour and to accompany some of the classic American food dishes that will be served up daily.
Bringing the first true touch of nightlife to Manchester’s First Street complex, The Liquor Store is the perfect go-to venue for lunchtime light bites, or after-work aperitifs that take you into the small hours.
For more information on The Liquor Store visit www.theliquorstore.co.uk or follow #LiquorStoreMCR #MadeOfMCR on Twitter.