Top five places to take your mates who've never been to Manchester

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five hundred years you’ve of course heard of Manchester (for anyone who has been or is still living under a rock go back, we know it’s raining, but we’re used to it, go back to your rock).

By Manchester's Finest | 23 January 2018

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It’s surprising though how many people haven’t actually been to Manchester. You might have Uni mates or family that just haven’t managed to get here, I myself have never been to Newcastle or Birmingham and I’m okay with that.

You can take your mates for a night out around Manchester sure, but why not instead serve them up a fine slice of culture in what I think are Manchester’s Finest places to take your mate who’s never been to the rainiest place on earth.

The Drop
The taste of the Caribbean in Manchester? You mad? I am yes, but that has nothing to do with this. The Drop serves up the most incredible dishes until 2200 every night. I’d recommend The Hench Drop Box to yourself, you absolutely will not want to share this one. I’ve never been to Jamaica so I don’t know how authentic it is, but I do know it’s delicious and somewhere your mate whoever they are will love too.

356 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 8AZ
0161 286 3317


The Richard Goodall Gallery
If you’re not a nerd and don’t like movie pop culture avoid this like people tried to avoid the plague, but failed. This gallery houses the coolest collections of movie pictures and posters with the vaguest of references to get any fanboy or girl gushing over them. It’s not a poster, honestly, it’s not a poster.

59 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA
0161 832 3435


Moose Coffee
Breakfast was once called the most important meal of the day, it’s also my favourite. This is Canadian style breakfast in Manchester. And it’s done right, so so right.I always order too many pancakes and every time I go back I say “No I’ll limit myself this time” and I fail every single time and next time I go, I’ll fail then too.Get there early though, people are often seen queueing out the door, better to see them queuing from the inside though.

20 York St, York House, Manchester, M2 3BB
0161 228 7994


The Old Pint Pot
This is a really good open mic night, they have lots of different types of musicians, poets and comedians that perform, the calibre of which is normally very good. If you’re a musician yourself why not write a song for your friend and perform it for them. I’m sure they’ll love it and won’t feel uncomfortable in any way shape or form.

2 Adelphi St, City Centre, Salford M3 6EN
0161 839 795


Night and Day
Lots of bands have died and have been born here. It’s worth checking out what’s going on a specific night. You never know though you could be watching the next The Smiths. Sorry about that.

26 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN
0161 236 1822