With lockdown restrictions lifting from Saturday 4 July, there are loads of brilliant Manchester spots we can all finally pay a visit to once again. Social distancing is still mandatory and numerous health and safety measures will be in place, so it won’t be quite like before – but it’ll still be great to support local places who have lost business in the past few months. We’ve rounded up a few of the best things you’ve missed in Manchester which are opening their doors again, including Atlas Bar, The Ivy Spinningfields, and The Modernist.

Enjoy a Gin at Atlas Bar

Nestled in Deansgate’s railway arches, Atlas Gin Bar will be opening its doors again as lockdown restrictions lift. Offering an unrivalled selection of local and international speciality gins, there’s no better place to go if you’re desperate for something a bit more exciting than what the supermarkets have to offer. Plus, their expansive and sun-bathed terrace provides the perfect, socially distant, drinking spot.

Atlas Bar, 376 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LY, Tel: 0161 834 2124
Crack The Crystal Maze Live

The Crystal Maze Live experience, located right next to the Museum of Science and Industry, is an amazing team challenge and a great way to spend some time with friends and family. Based on the 90’s TV show of the same name, you’ll be faced with puzzles, challenges, and loads more in an immersive 3D environment – and with increased safety measures in place, you can book for anytime after July 4.

The Crystal Maze Studios, Lower Byron Street, Manchester M3 4FP, Tel: 0161 791 0727
Dine In Style at The Ivy Spinningfields

The Ivy Spinningfields is one of the loveliest dining spots in the city – and with the introduction of extensive health and safety measures – it will be open again from July 4. Spanning four floors, each with a variety of spaces and dining options available –  including Ivy Brasserie, Ivy Asia and the Roof Garden – the Ivy is a perfect place to indulge in a delicious lunch or dinner in a beautiful space right in the heart of the city.

The Ivy Spinningfields, The Pavilion, Byrom Street, Manchester M3 3HG, Tel: 0161 503 3222
Browse Local Magazines at The Modernist in the Northern Quarter

The Modernist, a gallery and shop springing from the magazine of the same name dedicated to modernist architecture and design, will be back open for visitors to enjoy as lockdown measures lift. Take in the gallery space, visit the shop, and pick up the magazine to get a much-needed culture fix from one of the coolest corners of the Northern Quarter. They’ll be operated a limited entrance service as lockdown eases and only opening Saturdays from 11am – 5pm, so be sure to check their socials for up to the minute updates.

The Modernist, 58 Port Street, Manchester M1 2EQ, Tel: 0161 235 8469
Sing Karaoke at All Star Lanes

While All Star Lanes won’t be open for bowling quite yet, their dining and bar areas are opening up from the 4 July, meaning you can enjoy a drink, a dance, and some karaoke. If you’re heading out with friends for the first time in a long time, have a couple of drinks and let your inner singing star out (somewhere other than the shower!)

All Star Lanes, The Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
Fri 26 Jun
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Fri 26 Jun 2020