The weekly student night in Ark on Deansgate Locks may hold some decent drinks deals: £3 double JD and mixer, for example- but it gets overfilled, the cloakroom wasn’t open and it was full of angry young students not enjoying themselves. Basically, the same as last time. Well, you get what you pay for.
New bar Favelas has opened on Hilton St in the Northern Quarter, taking over what was Lammars. The Brazilian-style bar featured some great old-skool hip hop and Rio-inspired décor.
Members of staff in the bar could easily have passed for Shia LaBouf, John Leguizamo and Acerola from City of Men. Nice little joint that works perfectly in the Northern Quarter.
After this we headed to Guilty, which everyone seems to love. The queue to get in is huge and it’s heaving with people, but once you get past that it’s a room with a bar and hip hop music, like many other places in Manchester. I’m not sure what the big deal is to be honest.