Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Salford
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

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.

By: Jess Hardiman


Venue name: Corridor
Address: 6-8 Barlows Croft
M3 5DY
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A proper find me if you can bar. Out of the way from the city centre and a stone throw away from the Lowry Hotel, Under New Management is definitely worth the hunt. 

As soon as you enter the doors you're treated by the sight of the well stocked bar, spirits galore, there is also a chalkboard with the available beers. Their cocktail range is very extensive and once you're at the bar you will be given a cocktail menu - the cocktail menu is folded and placed into a plastic wallet to resemble the shape and size of a business card. The cocktails can get a bit pricey, but if you look at the ingredient you can see why, all the ingredients are fresh with a good mixture of spirits, including some aged beauties. 

The bar itself is a decent size, with a mixture of benches, small tables booths and even a private area. For a speakeasy bar, the music is a bit louder than you would expect, but it's acceptable when it The Smith and Pulp playing. It doesn't really get busy until after midnight, that's when the crowds really pack in, wether if it taken people all day to find it, or hospitality staff have just finished their shift, i'll never know.