Mint Bars in Manchester

Planning a Hen Do in Manchester?

If so, you'll hear the word "mint" bandied about during a big night out in the city's bars and clubs. It's Mancunian slang for top quality. You're also likely to hear "dead good" which basically means the same thing.

Manchester is a great location for a hen party package but you'll need a rough idea of where you want to go before hitting the cobbles.

Fortunately, the city has distinct nightlife districts, so you can pick and choose according to the type of hen night you want. There's the Northern Quarter (bohemian), Canal Street (gay), Oxford Road (studenty), Printworks (mainstream, chain bars), Deansgate Locks (swanky), Castlefield (traditional, pubby), Peter Street and Spinningfield (trendy, think cocktail and champagne bars).

In my opinion, the 3 Manchester bars below are truly mint.

HULA TIKI LOUNGE, NORTHERN QUARTER

I love this place! Stumbled across it by accident on a rainy night out and was greeted by the sight of bar staff making Flaming Zombies in pint glasses. Sold! Small but perfectly formed, it's got a friendly vibe and plays music that's best described as Cheddar, not pure Stilton.

ODDER, OXFORD ROAD

Although located next to Manchester Metropolitan University, Odder attracts everyone from suits to students. Open until 4am on Friday and Saturday nights, it's a funky spot with comfy seats that serves £1 shooters. Affordable but in no way cheap or tacky, it's great if you want somewhere slightly bohemian but fun for a hen night. Think great tunes, live music, kooky décor, and a bar that serves shots into the wee small hours.

THE ALCHEMIST, PETER STREET

A hen do in Manchester without cocktails at The Alchemist would be a poor show! This is the bar of choice for the discerning cocktail lover. You may have to drag the girls out at closing time. Located behind the Opera House, it's a gorgeous, elegant bar with an outdoor area. If you want handmade, unique cocktails created with theatrical flair, this is the bar for you. Don't leave without trying a Cherry Bakewell Martini, or the weird but wonderful Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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Date Posted: Wednesday 10th July 2013

Author: Yazmina Wallace

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