Wood & Co. Manchester

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Wood & Co. – Cocktail hideaway

Table service in a cocktail bar may sound too ‘Playboy’ for this day and age but let me give you some context: yes, the bartenders come to your table but no, they aren’t curvaceous, scantily-clad women with ridiculous bunny ears. Nor do they rip you off with inflated prices. Wood & Co. is an outfit dedicated to doing the cocktails right but in an environment that is funky but with a touch of ironic glamour. This is where I like to go to meet a good friend.

It’s a place that distinguishes itself from your average bar in several ways. For a start, it’s discreetly tucked away in a basement down a side-street in the city centre – no neon lights, no window, just a sign that says “goods entrance” – so that when you enter it feels like you’re in a prohibition-era Chicago speakeasy. The lighting is dim, the soundtrack is stonking and the staff hip. Oh, and there’s the extensive, sophisticated cocktail menu to choose from – though if you prefer a simple beer or an uncomplicated glass of wine, they are on offer as well.

It’s a thoroughly enjoyable experience, but be warned: you might end up like me and my friend, reluctant to leave this boozy haven.

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Details about this spot



39 South King Street, Manchester

Telephone number


Opening Times

Tue - Sat 17:00 - 03:00


Cocktails from: £ 6.00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)