Ancoats’ hugely popular Detroit-style pizzeria and margarita bar Ramona has unveiled plans to launch a new expansion project that’ll see their team complete the renovation of their former MOT garage site to include a bar, terrace and restaurant – complete with indoor dining, summer cocktails, live-DJs and a ‘wall of wine’.

Named The Firehouse, this new endeavour from the team that brought deep-dish Detroit-style slices to the city will include a 250 cover bar and kitchen inspired by their travels to the epic-yet-intimate sun-trap bars in Ibiza and California. The venue’s Slow Fires Open Kitchen will be serving up rustic, wood-fired small plates alongside lunch and dinner options – with baked goods and a weekend brunch menu due to be unveiled over the coming weeks.

When it comes to drinks, Ramona promise to keep the summer vibes going strong with a natural wild spirits bar inspired by Latin American tipples like Tequila, Mezcal, Pisco and Cachaca. A range of fresh cocktails will be served throughout the day alongside an entire ‘wall of wine’ promising the perfect glass to accompany your food or long-overdue catch up sessions with friends.

Ramona’s in-house coffee counter will be serving a range of hot drinks using beans from Blossom Coffee and a range of special guest DJs will be on-hand to spin laid-back tracks through the venue’s Void Sound system which provides ample oomph without overwhelming meal-time chit-chat. The Firehouse is set to officially open its doors in late July, with table bookings available from mid-July.


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Mon 5 Jul, Ramona,
Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester City Centre
Simon Bland
Published on:
Mon 5 Jul 2021