This hip spot in the Northern Quarter is a casual whisky-loving haunt, well it is The Whiskey Jar. The big sexy backbar boasts a wide array of whiskies and bourbons, and the hanging lanterns are made from old booze bottles. The main room is filled with sumptuous cherry-brown sofas begging for you to slink into them.
To drink, you can’t go wrong by ordering yourself one of the various amber spirits. Just chat to your bartender to help you find the one you’re looking for (from smoky peaty numbers to easy nuttier ones). If straight up is too much for you, then go for something sweeter like Manhattan From The Jar with raisin and cinnamon-infused bourbon. For rumbling tummies, expect hearty pub grub like Scotch eggs, pies, sausage rolls as well as sharing meat and cheese boards.
This spot will keep you entertained nearly every day of the week with open mic nights on Tuesdays and downstairs you’ve got The Still for proper party times on Fridays and Saturdays.
Best Bars tip: Every night before 7pm, you can enjoy two cocktails for £9 …. happy hour indeed.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips