Happy hour on cocktails every night 5-7pm at Cooper Hall
VOTE remain – we’re staying in Europe right now with Cooper Hall, one of the liveliest bars in Manchester. Cooper Hall is an all-new 300-capacity European-style beer hall in the heart of the Northern Quarter, and the only gaff round here to bring you freshly brewed Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer delivered direct from the Czech Republic every week, and pulled just the way you like it.
European-style beer hall in the heart of the Northern Quarter, and the only gaff round here to bring you freshly brewed Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer.
Cooper Hall is the place for people who know a good drink when they taste it. As well as the Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer – syphoned from four huge copper-coloured tanks between the bar and the stairs down into the vast space – there’s a wide selection of beers, from fruity wheat numbers to unfiltered keg-conditioned numbers. And on top of the good range of draught beers and bottles, there’s also cider, quality spirits and even some delicious beer-inspired cocktails.
We popped in to try out some of their other cocktails, which are good quality and at various prices to suit your pocket (with happy hour every night 5-7pm), and plans are afoot for a cocktail of the week plus seasonal cocktail menus. We started with a Salted Caramel Martini, which left no doubt that it was salted caramel and contained alcohol! Nonetheless, it didn’t have the sickly sweetness that most caramel-flavoured cocktails possess. Next up, the Excuse My French was a variation of a classic martini, blending vermouth with brandy and citrus, and packing quite the ooh là là. Finally, the Parma Tommy combined house Parma Violets tequila, cherry and citrus, and tasted almost exactly like the Swizzles sweets.
Streetfood takeovers are planned and Cooper Hall is also a place if you like live music – there’s a small stage opposite the beer tanks and acoustic acts on a Thursday and regular folk-popsters Izzy Walsh Trio every second Saturday. Grab a tall wooden table and stacking stool, or find a booth –there’s plenty of room to sit back and enjoy a relaxed conversation, and Cooper Hall is just made for after-work drinks with friends. Below street level in the Grade II-listed Sevendale House, the glazed brick walls and large skylight windows combined with vintage furniture finds and plush leather seating create an inviting atmosphere, charming and characterful.
All you need on a night out.
Cooper Hall, Sevendale House, 7 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JA
0161 228 6430