Albert's Schloss

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Drink unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell with the city’s wildest crowd at this award-winning bierkeller and entertainment complex

Manchester's bohemian pleasure palace is a bar, bierkeller and entertainment venue co-owned by local success story, the Trof group. As Manchester’s only authentic ‘Tankova’, Albert’s serves up to 7,000 pints a week of pure, unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell, shipped directly from the brewery near Prague.

Throw in Alpine cocktails, homemade Schnapps and hearty bar meals (such as the giant sausage fest made by acclaimed local butchery, Frosts), plus showcases from the brilliant ‘Haus Band’ starring underground icons like Jenna G - and you’ve got what many consider to be the best bar in town.

A destination in it’s own right, Albert’ Schloss is also the obvious start or end to your night at the Albert Hall music venue which is part of the same historic Methodist chapel complex on Peter Street. A word of warning: It’s pretty much impossible to leave, so plan your night accordingly

By: Ruth Allan

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Venue name: Albert's Schloss
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Address: 27
Peter Street
Manchester
M2 5QR
Opening hours: 11.30am-2am daily
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If you're wondering where to take friends who are visiting Manchester, then look no further than Albert's Schloss.
For many a year this venue was disgracefully boarded up, and even more outrageously before that, was a downmarket disco.
Thankfully the team behind Albert's Schloss (also known for their Trof bars) have create a gem of a place that excels on all levels.

Book ahead for a table if you're looking to dine, especially on a Sunday.  The menu, as you may expect is Teutonically influenced, with the poshest Currywurst you'll ever have.

The drinks offering is extensive, with a menu devoted to Schnapps alone.  For many, one of the main draws is the tankova Pilsner Urquell, which is generally only found in the best Czech pubs.  The beer, instead of being kept ina keg, is delivered into a huge copper tank, with the date of delivery marked on the side.  Fresh pint guaranteed every time. 

The addition of some amazing live music make this place a great venue day and night without the hen-do-from-Wigan atmosphere that many "party" bars have.  Amazing bread too.


I've only been to Albert Schloss in the evening but this time tried out their breakfasts. I had the broke'n English sandwich....avocado,bacon,cheese and chilli jam, i asked if I could have it on sourdough instead of a soft roll and it wasn't a problem! The food was delicious and they had a good selection of healthy to a breakfast treat!

The decor was modern and the entrance was beautifully decorated in flowers! Will be going back again!

tastemaker

Nestled below the iconic Albert Hall is Manchester's very own Bavarian bier palace. Albert's Schloss takes pride in its name and has created a perfect den of debauchery, complete with raucous live music, a delicious selection of booze-absorbing Bavarian delicacies and Manchester’s first Tankovna, serving pint after pint of crisp, refreshing Pilsner.


If that alone isn't enough to persuade you into stopping by after work or planning a night of mischief, they've recently revamped their cocktail menu. Bar manager Gavin has taken some well known classics and given them a unique Schloss twist, and created some truly fantastic drinks in the process.


Take the new Purple Reign: designed as something to give the Pornstar Martini a run for its money, this Instagram-ready crowd-pleaser uses Thomas Dakin Manchester gin and Vimto to create a uniquely Mancunian drink.Or how about The Grand Tour, with its hints of elderflower and cucumber perfectly complimenting the Hendrick's gin.


Fans of a White Russian need to sample the Mont Blanc, which improves on the firm favourite by inviting hazelnut, white chocolate and mint to the party. Forget having a glass of milk before bed, knock a couple of these back instead for a good night's sleep.


The Queen Vic's Rhuby Collins tastes like summer in a glass. There's no better way to describe it. It doesn't matter if it's pouring down with rain outside, order one of these and you'll feel like you're at a summer garden party - you can almost smell the hot dogs and burgers.


For those who fancy something a bit shorter, the bar offers a selection of homemade schnapps, served ice cold in a shot glass - to be sipped or downed, whichever you prefer. With delicious flavours including salted caramel, chocolate pretzel and strawberry & elderflower, these will have you coming back for more.


Or if you prefer drinking with company, the Silver Service collection offers up 'DIY' cocktail kits, served on a silver platter. From the French 75, which comes with a half-bottle of prosecco and Beefeater Gin, to the Bottled Negroni, which does what it says on the tin.


If you can't find your usual on the menu and don't fancy trying something new (you definitely should, though), the bar staff can whip you up a classic in no-time.




tastemaker

Good beer and good food - who doesn't like a pint of beer and a pretzel? Try the sweet pastries too, they're the perfect pick me up after an evening drinking! It can get manic at the weekends so try to avoid at peak time if you're looking to be able to hear each other talk. Remember to pay a visit to the photo booth downstairs for a keepsake of your evening!