Gin night at gin specialists is go
HEARD about the secret speakeasy, the don’t-know-it’s-there drinking den, the hideaway gin haven beneath the Corn Exchange’s Alston Bar & Beef? Well, now you have – and, from 1 March, you’ll be hearing more, as 1837 Bar opens its doors every Friday evening for a juniper-induced extravaganza.
It’s a great space, steeped in history, with original tiling and a name inspired by the date of the original Hanging Ditch building. And now it’s going to create some new stories, with gin Fridays and a DJ on Saturday nights throughout March. Between 6pm and 9pm, 1837 Bar will welcome a guest gin supplier every Friday, offering samples, special offers and chats, meaning you can ask all things gin and get a taste of some of the ever-increasing varieties out there.
1837 Bar will welcome a guest gin supplier every Friday, offering samples, special offers and chats, meaning you can ask all things gin and get a taste of some of the ever-increasing varieties out there
Here’s a quick rundown… First up, Gordon’s Pink Gin is in the house, followed by Scottish small batch tipple Caorunn Gin on 8 March. Sticking with Scotland a week later and Alston’s Gin is given a showcase – the Corn Exchange branch has 14 of its own cold compound gins which are infused on site. On Friday 22 March, local distillers Manchester Three Rivers take over, while 29 March welcomes the Lakes Distillery.
And if you can’t make it down on the Friday, the drinks specials will be available for the whole weekend so just pop along on Saturday and Sunday to try out #thebarbeneath.
Find out more about 1837 at Alston Bar and Beef here.