A Guide to Manchester’s New Openings in 2021

With a roadmap out of lockdown in place, it felt like a good time to start thinking about what’s to come in Manchester. What better way then, than to track all the openings in the city centre and beyond for the rest of the year, inspired partly by a similar piece saw in Eater London.

Whilst the pandemic is still ongoing, these dates and openings will potentially have to change which is why we’ll regularly update this as often as we can. It’s been a long 12 months for the industry but it seems like the new openings are going to continue almost at the pace they were pre-Covid.

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LAST UPDATED. 31st March 2021



What is it. A Detroit inspired pizzeria & bakery, with a large beer garden and campfires (Currently in soft launch)
Where. Great Ancoats Street, Ancoats
Who. The team behind Trof, Gorilla and Deaf Institute

The Smithfield Social

What is it. An all day drink + dining venue in the former Teacup Kitchen site on Thomas Street
Where. Thomas Street and Edge Street, Northern Quarter
Who. Liam Fray, Jobe Ferguson of The Liar’s Group and Anthony Fielden of  TNQ restaurant

O’Shea’s Beer Garden

What is it. A huge outdoor beer garden venue by O’Shea’s Irish Bar
Where. Behind Piccadilly Station
Who. O’Shea’s Irish Bar which first opened on Princess Street in 1994


The Blues Kitchen MCR

What is it. A huge two storey live music venue + restaurant. Bourbon, bbq and blues
Where. 13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN
Who. The creators of XOYO, The Jazz Café & The Blues Kitchen


What is it. Jimmy’s is back, the live music bar that got kicked out of its NQ home early last year
Where. Ancoats
Who. Brothers Jimmy and George Craig

Summer 2021

Lost Cat

What is it. A florist, a cocktail bar, a live music venue and the NQ’s first and only rooftop terrace
Where. 64 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Who. Lyndon Higginson of Crazy Pedro’s, Cane & Grain, The Liars Club & more

Junior Jackson’s

What is it. A dive bar in the NQ will be Bunny Jackson’s 2nd bar in town, the other at First Street
Where. 68 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Who. Same again. Lyndon Higginson

Circle Square / Hello Oriental Market Hall

What is it. A new neighbourhood from Bruntwood that will include a 3 story underground market hall
Where. Circle Square, Oxford Road
Who. Bruntwood SciTech / Hello Oriental, Ocean Treasure

Society – Food Hall

What is it. A new £1 million street food market hall ft an Elnecot pizzeria, Falafel Guys & more
Where. Barbirolli Square, Manchester, M2 3AB (across from Bridgewater Hall)
Who. By Vocation Brewery behind Underground Assembly in Leeds

BrewDog Hotel

What is it. A three floor hotel + restaurant + bar with a rooftop terrace from BrewDog. Their first in the country.
Where. 35 Peter St, Manchester M2 5BG
Who. BrewDog

Sometime in 2021

Slice Pizzeria

What is it. A Rome inspired cafe and pizzeria that was previously in Stevenson Square is set to reopen
Where. Oxford Road Station Approach
Who. Same owners, same team

Salt Dog Slims

What is it. American style chilli dogs + speakeasy
Where. Somewhere on King Street
Who. GSG Hospitality. The team behind a whole host of Liverpool bars + Duke Street Market