Vintage Manchester has been lucky enough to get a sneak peek into the newest speakeasy to arrive in Manchester.
In a quiet corner of Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter, lies The Fitzgerald.
Taking it’s inspiration from the speakeasy bars of the American Prohibition era and naming itself after the the author of the Great Gatsby, this new bar from the talented people behind the Rosylee Tea Rooms and Hula (to name a few), offers the sort of concoctions that would impress a bartender of today’s standards, let alone those of the 1920s.
Certainly my own Aviatrix – a little twist of the well known Aviation cocktail, featuring gin, violet and lemon, was absolutely heavenly, meaning this new night spot, ahead of it’s full launch in January 2014, has a very secure spot in my heart already.
And the theme doesn’t end with the cocktail menus. The staff too will be dressed appropriately, flapper dresses, feathers and waistcoats all featuring and the furniture and fittings have that touch of 1920s about them.
And let’s not forget the music – which had me eager to clear some space and find a dancing partner.
Vintage Manchester will, of course keep you up to date with developments and use it as an excuse to expand our 1920s style wardrobes, honest.
But in the meantime…..
…Shhh. Don’t tell.