What’s a gin renaissance?
A ginaissance. El Gato Negro is hosting an event as part of Manchester Loves Cocktails week, with experts from The American Bar at The Savoy and Portobello Road Gin on hand to offer up Manchester-themed libations – including a hand-crafted Old Tom Gin created by El Gato Negro at The Ginstitute in West London. Punters will be guided through specially created cocktails, which will include the Nahuatl Snap with avocado oil washed gin and the Fragaria with Manzanilla Sherry and strawberry and thyme syrup.
Thu 11 Aug, El Gato Negro, 52 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LY, 7pm – 10pm, No booking required but early arrival recommended, www.lovescocktails.co.uk

ROB hosts Ancoats Supper club
Local chef Robert Owen Brown is back with Inca Pop Ups to bring the next Supper Club to Ancoats Coffee Co. The five-course menu is a gastronomic rollercoaster, starting with wild mushroom soup with summer truffle, followed by pressed smoked duck before moving onto octopus with heritage tomato and Yorkshire chorizo. So far, so tasty. Next up is butter roast guinea fowl with honey and lemon, before finishing with a classic summer pudding and vanilla ice cream. The last of these evenings swiftly sold out, so be quick to avoid Bank Holiday disappointment.
Fri 26 Aug, Ancoats Coffee Co, 17 Redhill Street, Manchester, M4 5BA, 7pm, Tickets are £35 with a £5 deposit required prior to the event, plus bring your own booze with a corkage fee, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Junkyard Golf Club returns
The team behind Manchester’s premier golf extravaganza is landing at new home Piccadilly Place for a run up until Christmas. Alongside the two mini golf courses, there will be three new bars and DJs. The new venue will also provide a fresh site for street food locals Bart’s Dog Kart. Eat, drink, be merry.
Opening Thu 1 Sep, Junkyard Golf, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN, 11am – 12am every day, Food info, Ticket info

Stage & Radio arrives on Port Street
This Friday sees the opening of new Northern Quarter haunt Stage and Radio. Situated next to Port Street Beer House, the new venue – which was previously Cuba Cafe – offers craft beer, real ales and local gins. Friday’s opening night has a stellar line-up of DJs, including Micron, Unity Radio, Yard One and Mondé – so head down to welcome the new venue to the area.
Opening party 5pm – 3am on Fri 12 Aug, Stage & Radio, 43 Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ, FREE entry, www.facebook.com

In short:
Ancoats’ Cutting Room Cafe & Bar will soon be undergoing a transformation, serving Mexican fare and a selection of tequila. Watch this space for more details.
Cutting Room Cafe & Bar, 39 Blossom Street, Manchester, M4 6AB, www.cuttingroommcr.co.uk

Thu 11 Aug - Thu 1 Sep
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 9 Aug 2016