Sitting in the heart of Manchester’s hip Northern Quarter, you’ll find the cool and casual drinkery Terrace NQ. When you first walk in, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking you are in New York City – the narrow space, L-shaped bar, exposed brick walls and faint smell of ale all feel genuinely Big Apple.
If you’re of the beer persuasion, there’s plenty to choose from – both on tap and from the bottle. Plus with guest beers constantly on rotation, it’ll keep you guessing. For those looking for something of the spirits variety, either go for a classic like an Old Fashioned or throw fancy drinking etiquette to the wind and order a Bubblegum Piña Colada. Needless to say, you better have a sweet tooth for this one. And if you need to get some grub into your ned kelly, then there are tasty treats on offer — from home-cooked pizzas to beefy burgers.
Too tight at the bar and need a bit more elbow room? Head towards the back where you’ll find loads of tables and extra space. And this is where the party is at on the weekends, as you’ll find the crowd jamming out to live music or spinning DJs.
Best Bars tip: This is one of those neighbourhood haunts that you can see yourself propping up the bar any day of the week. So we say buddy up to the bartenders, they might just become your new best mates.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips