Manchester’s iconic Canal Street is famous worldwide, but it’s not all cheap booze and Britney Spears.
The Molly House, at the heart of the village, is a warm, welcoming pub serving real ales, craft beers, good food and a range of international spirits. I like to go with friends midweek when it’s quiet, or at weekends I go when I’ve done a floor show to my favourite pop hits in a nearby bar and I need a pitstop (I’m getting too old for G-A-Y, now).
Its charm is that it’s separated over numerous floors. The downstairs is good for dinner, but I like the middle floor where the atmosphere is sociable and the music is louder! There is also a diminutive terrace, heated in winter.
Try the international beers; try the tapas menu; try it on with a local. You’ll find friendly Mancunians aplenty in here.