Check out the new bars, hotels, restaurants and experiences which are hitting Manchester’s streets this year.
Co-op Live Arena | Manchester City Centre
Set to open this year near to the Etihad Stadium, Co-op Live arena will hold over 23,000 people. Music icons Bruce Springsteen and Harry Styles have helped to design and invest in the new venue which will have the largest floor space of any UK concert hall. Co-op members will gain exclusive access to presale tickets when artists have been announced and before they go on general sale.
King Pins | Trafford Palazzo
The crown jewels of bowling, King Pins, is designed for fans of all ages with a variety of activities on offer including 15 lanes of Ten Pin bowling, six lanes of Duck Pin bowling (a shorter-laned, faster game of bowling, new to the UK), shuffleboard, a mini RoboKeeper (a robotic football goalie who deflects your attempts at goal), ice free curling, air hockey, karaoke booths and arcade games galore.
Disorder | Northern Quarter
Disorder is an Asian fusion restaurant which takes its inspiration from the city, a theme which runs through the décor, drinks, and food. From its industrial past to its vast music scene, Disorder embodies the spirit of Mancunians. The lower floor will transform the restaurant into a speakeasy and host live music by DJs and select artists and a mural by Manchester Street Artist, Akse P19, will feature Joy Division Lead Singer, Ian Curtis, in a nod to the name of the bar.
Manchester Museum | Oxford Road
After three years and a £15 million transformation, Manchester Museum will open its doors to the public on 18th February. New galleries are to be displayed at the museum, including a South Asia section in partnership with the British Museum, London. The first exhibition of Manchester Museum’s return is to be Golden Mummies of Egypt featuring over 100 Ancient Egyptian objects and eight mummies. The refurbish- ment also included new accessibility facilities and wheelchair access.
The Reach | Piccadilly
Manchester is set to welcome a new upscale hotel, as The Reach at Piccadilly, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, announces plans to open in 2023. Named for its location – at the meeting point of the Rochdale and Ashton Canals – the décor of the 215-room property has been inspired by the heritage of its location. Travellers will be able to enjoy the chic interiors alongside a fully equipped fitness centre and restaurant. Where locally sourced, seasonal produce will be served with the backdrop of stretching canal views.
Masa Bakery | Prestwich
Hoping to open early February, Masa Bakery began as a COVID project, fast becoming known for its ground-breaking freshly baked bread and sold-out pop-up shops around Manchester. Its new Prestwich location will be the second location after Masa’s first Maccles- field shop. The bakery specialises in breads such as sourdough and focaccia, and sweet baked goods such as brownies, cookies, and cinnamon rolls.
GAIL’s Bakery | Wilmslow
GAIL’s announced it will open its first bakery in Wilmslow on 16th February, with further locations in Altrincham and Manchester City Centre to open later in the year. For- merly an exclusively southern chain, the new bakery will serve its famed artisan sourdough breads, pastries, sandwiches, and cakes alongside its specialty House Blend coffee. The opening of GAIL’s bakeries in the North West joins The Bread Factory, GAIL’s sister brand and wholesale bakery, which opened in Openshaw in 2017.
Breakout Manchester | Northern Quarter
Opened late last year on Newton Street, Breakout Manchester has expanded to a second location with new escape rooms and puzzles. The new Frankenstein breakout room features a life-size model of Frankenstein’s monster which you must solve puzzles to bring to life before your 60 minutes run out. Most recently opened has been a Bank Heist puzzle wherein your team will split in two and compete to see who can flee the scene first and escape with the most money.
Lucky Cat | Northern Quarter
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey is replicating his London-based, Asian-inspired restaurant in Manchester this spring. Lucky Cat will serve a sharing menu of small plates including classic Japanese dishes such as bao buns, sushi, and tempura. With a bar showcasing an extensive menu of sake, the late- night lounge is inspired by the 1930s drinking dens of Tokyo, and the restaurant reflecting an authentic Asian eating house.
Three Little Words | Deansgate
Located just seconds from Deansgate, Three Little Words is one of Manchester’s most unique, independent cocktail bars. Nestled in the historic Grade-II listed railway arches in the heart of the city and brought to you by Manchester Gin, Three Little Words adjoins The Spirit of Manchester Distillery – providing guests with a view of the distilling process while sipping perfectly made cocktails. Choose from over 16 speciality cocktails including novelty drinks such as Paddington’s Breakfast, made with an orange marmalade & liquorice gin, rich ginger syrup, apple and butterscotch Aperol.