This late-night speakeasy spot is a favourite no matter what its called. Go for the concise but on-point drinks list – or simply tell them what you like.
Channelling a modern-day New York speakeasy, this stripped-back cocktail lounge has been known as both Corridor bar and Under New Management in the last few years. But no matter what the name, this Salfordian hideaway is always bustling with post-work drinkers, and a lively late night crew.
Weekends here attract a fun-loving bunch. On Fridays and Saturdays, they’re open until the ripe old time of 4am, meaning it’s also a haunt for local bartenders looking to salvage the last glimpse of a weekend after clocking off – a good sign if ever there was one.
The drinks menu is limited but spot-on, with each addition picked for a reason. If you skipped dinner, go for the Rum Mash Cocktail made from both Wray and Nephew and Appleton rums, coconut, orange and sweet potato mash. If you love an Old Fashioned opt for their ‘leathered’ version, which sees Wild Turkey rye, Absinthe and the house vermouth, literally aged in leather. There’s even a drink named after the US actor and performance artist, Shia LaBeouf, called, Shia Surprise, which is served under a paper bag.
For first timers it can be a bit tricky to find, which can prove a little frustrating, but this works in its favour by keeping out the rabble and reserving it for a more determined crowd. True to the spirit of the speakeasy, then.
6-8 Barlows Croft