One of the UK’s best bars is coming to Manchester for one night only

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 14th June 2024

There’s another excellent hospitality collaboration on the horizon as one of the UK’s best bars pops up in Manchester.

Below Stairs is coming here on a little holiday from their native Leeds, taking over the bar at Stray at Mackie Mayor.

The very special evening of drinking next week will be the second instalment of their collaboration, with Stray popping up in the subterranean South Parade bar in Leeds earlier this week, The Hoot Leeds reports.

Below Stairs was named Sustainable Bar of the Year at the Top 50 Cocktail Bars awards, and placed 27th overall.

They were beaten in Leeds only by Tabula Rasa, which made it to the 16th spot.


On the menu for their trip to Stray they’ll have some of their most popular concoctions.

The Below Stairs menu will include the Coco Mez – mezcal, sweet pepper, basil, cocoa butter and bubbles.


They’ll also serve a delicious Corn & Silk, made with Jack Daniels Old No. 7, Mellow Corn, Cereal Milk, BS Cornsilk and Meadowsweet Liqueur, Grand Josiene, and Oat Creme Fraiché.

A Dashi cocktail will be made with Somerset 3yr Old Cider Brandy, Pea Pod Vodka, Shiitake Dashi, Velvet Falernum, Sake, Bobbys Gin, Coconut, and Mushroom Leaf.

And there’ll be a fruity cocktail made with Ford’s Gin, with The Duchess also featuring Cambusier Raspberry Liqueur, Apricot, Duchess De Bourgogne, Angostura Bitter, and Lime Leaf.


Below Stairs will be behind the bar at Stray on Thursday 20 June from 6pm. 

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Featured image: The Manc Group