NEW OPENING: Manchester's New £1m Street Food & Entertainment Venue

Society is now open down on Barbirolli Square...

By Manchester's Finest | 25 May 2021

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Last week saw the launch a stunning new food and entertainment space; SOCIETY in Barbirolli Square.

A fresh addition for the city’s thriving cultural scene, the all-day space will be a hub for street food, craft beer, wine and cocktails with an impressive line-up of talented independent chefs and a packed programme of events and entertainment.

The all new 8,000 sq ft hub features five independently-owned kitchens, a cocktail bar and specialist taproom by Hebden Bridge-based craft brewery Vocation.

Also making an appearance are Slap & Pickle, serving a menu of burgers, vegan burgers and loaded fries; Indian street food from Chaat Cart, pan-Asian specialists Manzoku Street Food, and a cool Korean concept called Yoki.

Completing the line-up, founders of local restaurant Elnecot will launch their new concept Dokes Pizzeria, serving fresh stone-baked pizzas.

Welcoming guests from 10am every day, the high-ceilinged space has room for 350 guests, with nooks, banquettes and long tables designed to allow visitors to dine, drink and socialise throughout the day.

As the lights go down, the space transforms into a bustling evening destination, inviting in local workers and residents to gather for a drink at the cocktail bar or freshly brewed pints from Vocation’s taproom.

Featuring a rotating line-up of resident DJ’s spearheaded by Manchester party favourites, Regal Disco, a smattering of Manchester special guest DJ’s, as well as Pete from London indie darling, On The Corner Records and curated daily playlists, Society will be the ideal spot for couples and groups to gather.

The team have also curated a schedule of events at Society including food & drink collaborations between traders from the kitchens, live music events and takeovers and collaborations with celebrated local chefs.

Nick Gregory, Director and co-founder of Society, said “We’re very excited to finally open the doors and look forward to welcoming guests throughout the day, evenings and weekends at Society. We’ve got an incredible line up that will showcase local food operators as well as our 2021 events programme that will be dedicated to highlighting independent artists from Manchester’s thriving music scene. It’s so important to us to create a destination that showcases the very best of Manchester and Society will be just that.”

Society is now open.


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