The Yacht Club brings the 50s Riviera to Spinningfields
One thing that guarantees a dynamic and varied bar culture is bartenders taking the plunge and opening their own venues.
BarLifeUK contributor and all-round Manchester raconteur, Jamie Jones, is doing just that. Along with Chris Legh, director at Heart Soul Rock & Roll and other partners, he will be opening the Yacht Club on Hardman Square next week.
They tell us of the venue:
“The summer playground of world leaders, glamour girls, actresses, playboys and the rich and famous, the 1950s Riviera was the ultimate place to party and have a jolly good time.
The ideal place to quaff champagne and absorb the sunny Manchester rays, The Yacht Club will harness this spirit, bringing to life the elegance of the Cote d’Azur with the sophistication of the Promenade des Anglais and the stylishness of St Tropez in a chic outdoor bar complete with wooden deck and leather day beds.”
BarLifeUK have had the pleasure of judging Jamie in several competitions, and his drinks have always been first rate, so we are looking forward to trying the Yacht Club’s menu, which will include:
“Boardwalk Bramble; a fruity combination of Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, a little sugar and finished with a drizzle crème de mure liqueur; The Bardot and Monte Carlo Mint Julep. All of which can be enjoyed seven days per as the bar opens from midday until 11pm.”
The yacht Club opens on April 19th, and we encourage you to get involved if you are in that neck of the woods. But take our advice and book an open return train ticket… we never seem to make our train out of Manchester for some reason.
For more information, contact Operations Director, Jamie Jones.
About the Author: Andy Ives has over 10 years hospitality publishing to his name and has written for trade magazines such as CLASS and Theme. Most recently he worked as editor of Industry magazine (the Australian version of Theme), bars editor of Australian Bartender magazine, and launched (with Simon) www.4bars.com.au, which is now Australia’s leading bar industry website.