Stockport welcomes a brand new Victorian-themed blues bar this week with the opening of The Cracked Actor. It’s the latest edition to the area’s thriving food and drink scene and the brainchild of actor Joseph Patten, who has spent months setting up a shop in the Stockport’s Old Town that harks back to the area’s historic past. Step inside and you’ll be greeted with a period staircase, floors and chandeliers, with the bar’s overall style heavily influenced by the venue’s previous life as a general store and hat shop. Drinks-wise, you can expect to find the venue’s own bespoke brew The Cracked Actor Lager, alongside beers from Delirium and Tiny Rebel on-tap. A host of  spirits, wines and gins (including Manchesters-own Zymurgorium) can also be found behind the bar, all of which are guaranteed to keep the party-vibes flowing during the live music, board game nights and art battles that owner Patten promises will be debuting soon. In addition, The Cracked Actor also aims to feature an ever-changing cocktail menu that’ll switch up its line up each month. In the meantime though, it’s open and ready to visit.

The Cracked Actor,
The Cracked Actor, 28 Little Underbank, Stockport, SK1 1JT
, Noon - 11.30pm
Simon Bland
Published on:
Thu 29 Aug 2019