Short of things to do this weekend or just want to try out somewhere new? citysocializer have rounded up our top 5 new bar and restaurant openings to help you break from the usual, discover something different and maybe even meet some new friends. This week we’ve got celebrity bars, wine by the glass and beer by the jug. Plus you can find even more things to do in last weeks ‘Top 5 new bar and restaurant openings‘.
Sager & Wilde, London
Following a successful stint as a pop up wine bar Sager & Wilde has taken up permanent residency on Hackney road offering a range of wines by the glass. It’s a great addition to the area and a welcome break from the burger joints and Mexican eateries which seemingly pop up around Shoreditch on a daily basis. This place is set to be a cosy after work retreat as the nights draw in for a glass of wine.. or 6.
Find out more: www.sagerandwilde.com/
We weren’t quite sure what to expect when rapper turned brewer Professor Green announced that he’d be opening up his own West End bar five floors up on Leicester square. But it certainly wasn’t the tattoo parlour come graffiti workshop that wouldn’t look out of place alongside the venues of Brixton or East London. This quirky bar is set to ‘bring back the soul to Soho’ (Profs words, not ours) and while that remains to be seen, we’re hoping he’ll have some of his friends down for guest performances and dj spots.
Insider info: At £500 a pop memberships are a little out of our price range, however us mere mortals are welcome to rock up and pay on the door too.
The only question we had upon hearing Bierkeller was opening a new Manchester venue, was ‘why did you wait so long?’. Their sister venue up the road in Liverpool is packed out every weekend with revellers looking for a piece of Bavaria. More about substance than style Bierkeller is the perfect venue for a large group, especially beer lovers who like their drinks served in (full two pint) steins.
Insider info: Classy it isn’t, but it is a welcome change from the underground speakeasies popping up in every basement.
Find out more: www.facebook.com/ManchesterBierkelle
Manchester House, Manchester
On the opposite end of the spectrum opening next week is Manchester House – yet another enterprise (will they ever run out of ideas – or steam) from living ventures . The bar come restaurant come members club promises ‘fine cooking served in a fun, funky, informal way’. We can only presume the funk comes from the menu which boasts frogs legs kiev, beer can chicken, and sea and soil – to name a few of the dishes. We can’t wait to try them out.
Find out more: www.manchesterhouse.uk.com/
Neon Jamon Liverpool
Not strictly a new opening but having only made this little discovery last month it’s become a firm favourite and if you don’t venture out of the city centre much, well worth a visit. The varied tapas menu is delicious and you’ll struggle not to order one of everything. The staff are really friendly and it’s one of the few places (that aren’t kebab shops) you’ll get a table past 9 o’clock.
Insider info: having consumed your body weight in tapas, dessert will probably be a no go, so try a glass of ‘licor 43’ or something similar to finish off the evening – it is gorgeous.
Find out more: www.neonjamon.com/