A New Manchester Cocktail Bar and Restaurant


Introducing Three Little Words…

Our passion for really good drinks evolved into Drinks of Manchester – what you might know as Manchester Gin and the Spirit of Manchester Distillery.

Our dream was always to open a bar together: the sort of bar that we would’ve had our first date in, drinking beautiful drinks made from amazing ingredients. We bonded over a love of cocktails and gin and would spend hours sampling, making tasting notes and experimenting with our favourites. As a result, we developed our own “perfect” gin and our own perfect place to drink it.

Combining innovation and heritage

Three Little Words lies in the heart of Manchester city centre, in six Grade II* listed arches under Manchester Central. We’ve lovingly restored these gorgeous arches, which have stood empty for over a decade and have never really been open to the public. The stunning red-brick architecture remains a defining feature of the arches, only now they house something new. A place to spend an hour or an evening making memories over creative drinks and delicious food.

In short, we want to celebrate Manchester’s gorgeous industrial heritage and architecture while bringing you something new and exciting. We invite you into the arches to enjoy a kitchen filled with fresh, bright, seasonal ingredients; a bar stocked with carefully selected spirits, wines and beers; and the Spirit of Manchester Distillery.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Sip the perfect cocktail under the watchful eye of Wonder Wend. She’s our brand-new 1,000-litre copper pot still and is the centrepiece of the new home of Manchester Gin. Our distillery is open to the public, so whether you want to join a tour, make your own gin or just watch the distillers at work while you eat and drink, we want you to be able to immerse yourself in everything we do. Here’s a sneak peek of Wonder Wend and the bar and restaurant during the renovation:

Video: https://vimeo.com/user2682826/review/354217889/dbafea54bc

Try our food menu for free…

As a thank you for your overwhelming support for Manchester Gin and our new venture, we want to offer you a week of free food. To celebrate our launch and to share Three Little Words with as many people as possible, we’ll have a one-week soft launch. Enjoy food on the house, be the first to sample our exquisite cocktail menu, or just come for a nosy and a G&T. Sign up for a first look here.

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