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What's On At the Pen & Pencil

Half price food, free live music, late night DJs and a Valentine's gin and jazz night...The Pen and Pencil is here to get your 2018 rolling.


50% off food,

from 50% off food all day on Mondays when you pre-book to the All-inclusive Free-flow Bottomless Brunch, on the last Saturday of every month, 10am and 1pm. 

Monday to Friday until the end of January if you book in advance by emailing

Half price, all of it, even the pork crackling.

Happy Hour

Monday-Friday, 5pm-7pm

Worked up a thirst? Step inside...




Every Tuesday from 7.30pm

Hosted by Quizimodo's John Stansfield, this is four rounds of fast, funny questions including film and TV, general knowledge, music, and a 'wildcard' round. It's £1 entry. Winner takes all. And there's a round of beers for the best team name.

Bottomless Brunch

Last Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm

Get a table at our all-inclusive, free-flow brunch – held every last Saturday of the month. Choose from our special brunch menu, featuring classic dishes such as American-style pancakes with maple syrup, bacon and pecans. Have as many drinks and as much food as you like (one drink and dish per person at any one time). It's £40 per person. To reserve a table email us at:
Advance booking is required.

Weekend DJs 

Every Friday and Saturday night we bring you a cherry-picked selection of some of the best DJs in Manchester, playing electro, soul, funk and disco. Free entry. Here's the line-up:

Friday 2nd Feb: DJ Paulette

Saturday 3rd Feb: Sam Flanagan

Friday 9th Feb: David Dunne

Saturday 10th Feb: Gareth James

Friday 16th Feb: Marco Giannini  - Synth-pop night

Saturday 17th Feb: Sam Flanagan

Friday 23rd Feb: Joey T

Saturday 25th Feb: MELVO BAPTISTE & Tom Malam

A night of SYNTH-POP!

Get ready for a night of SYNTH-POP with Marco Giannini on Friday 16th Feb!

Featuring music from:
M83/ Depeche Mode/ Erasure/ Robyn/ The Human League/ La Roux/ Kraftwerk/ The Knife/ Chromatics/ Yellow & more.



Melvo Baptiste Return

We’re extremely excited to be welcoming back
on Saturday 24th Feb!
Support from Tom Malam

In 2017, Melvo was invited to present Glitterbox radio show which is now syndicated on over 40 stations globally and regularly frequents iTunes UK’s #1 sot for podcasts, becoming the ‘voice’ of Glitterbox.

Melvo’s Soundcloud

It’s going to be another epic night of Soul, Funk & Disco from across the decades and it’s completely FREE.


Live music  

Every Wednesday from 8pm 

Starting 31 January, we'll have live music every Wednesday night. We've got some amazing artists coming up covering blues, jazz, folk, indie and funk. There'll be food and drink offers. And it's always free in. Check out the line-up below:

Bourbon and Blues – Walklate and Fuschi

Wednesday 31 January, 8pm

First up is our favourite electric blues duo, Walklate and Fuschi. Featuring Mat Walklate on harmonica and vocals and Paolo Fuschi on guitar and vocals, they'll be knocking out classics from Bob Marley, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash and more. Free entry. And there's Four Roses bourbon deals all night.

Coming up

Scott Lloyd

Wednesday 21 February from 8pm

Bourbon and Blues -Walklate and Fuschi

Wednesday 28 February from 8pm

Nick Steed

Wednesday 7 March from 8pm

Gin and Jazz with Yemi Bolatiwa

+ Sipsmith Gin deals all night

Wednesday 14 March from 8pm

Songs for Walter

Wednesday 21 March from 8pm

Bourbon and Blues -Walklate and Fuschi

+ Four Roses bourbon deals all night

Wednesday 28 March from 8pm

Rock the Mic

Thursday 1 March. Thursday 29 March. Thursday 3 May.

Night starts at 7pm.


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