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Posted on 6th Jan, 2017 by Jackie Jolliffe
Picture the scene – you’re all dressed up, showered and ready to go, and your friends are gathered at the door. The only question now is – where to head off? Manchester has no shortage of cool bars and clubs, but maybe you’re looking for something a little different. Don’t worry – we’ve got your back! Read on for some of Manchester’s slightly more unique venues – all guaranteeing a night like no other.
Renowned by inner-city locals – and even more by those outside it – the beautiful food by Almost Famous has long ensured that they are anything but. Situated in the heart of the Northern Quarter and easily accessible by public transport, their menu is as tasty as it is irreverent. With names like Awesome Frickin’ Chicken and their Triple Nom burger, you’re not likely to forget these feasts in a hurry.
Not far away is Manchester’s first cat café, an idiosyncratic and long-awaited addition to the Northern Quarter’s already booming café scene. It’s home to eleven cats of various breeds and temperament, ranging from friendly curiosity cats and lazy fluffballs to severe disciplinarians who rule over the others with paws of steel. For only £12 an hour, you can book up to 50% of the café’s capacity in advance, enjoying unlimited hot and cold drinks while the friendly moggies nuzzle at your fingertips or gaze at you from afar – perhaps keeping an eye out for any dropped cake and biscuits. It’s definitely a must for any feline fan.
Continuing the riff on the animal theme is the Dog Bowl, a unique bar close to Manchester’s Oxford Road station, where punters become bowlers and boys become men. Under the Black Dog Ballroom chain, this bar is home to not only some fantastic food and drink, but several full-length bowling lanes – great places to settle bets about whether your game really does improve after a few. Its menu also makes some fitting references to cult bowling film the Big Lebowski, which endears it to serious film buffs and casual bowlers alike.
Another testament to Manchester’s cheeky humour and bold creativity, its Junkyard Golf course is situated in the Great Northern Warehouse. It features nine holes – ranging in difficulty – all crafted from leftover junk found in warehouses and attics. Courses are often named in knowing jabs at music pop culture, with arboreal-themed sections like Jungle Is Massive – or you can take your shot under the ever-watchful gaze of Piggy Azelea. If golf isn’t really your thing, the warehouse is home to an impressive selection of food and drink too, with cocktails like Who’s Your Caddy and Fairway to Heaven. It’s all par for the course!
Of course, the list doesn’t end there, but above is just a sample of some of Manchester’s most eclectic locations, showcasing the humour and unique temperament of this wonderful city. Wherever you end up going, make sure you arrive there in style with Limo-Scene. Our Black Chrysler Limo is brilliant for making a statement, while our 16-seater Pink Hummer is the ideal choice for a girls’ night out. Have fun!
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