CALLING ALL NORTHERN STUDENTS! B.Eat Street has been king of the street food and pop-up bar scene throughout summer in Manchester, and it’s just got a whole load more street – if that’s even possible.
For those of you who don’t know (if that’s the case WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN) B.Eat Street is hidden away in The Great Northern Warehouse, the hidden gem of Deansgate that you could only stumble across if you made a wrong turning out of what looks like a fire exit of AMC Cinema. But, once inside, you’ll wonder how the hell they’ve kept this place so under wraps. You’re all at once in a hive of great beats, eats and booze – and you won’t ever want to leave. Who knew scaffolding could look so contemporary. Decorated with street art, photography and a whole load of string lighting, B.Eat Street is a creative messy masterpiece with a pretty impressive vibe.
To keep the energy going, B.Eat Street have just announced new bars, indoor seating areas, live music and more event spaces. They have also added three more incredible food traders to its portfolio as it takes over an entire street at The Great Northern.
So, what exactly is new?
BUNNY JACKSON’S JUKE JOINT
Live blues, rock and soul every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Whiskey Joint. Boozy, bluesy, sippin’n foot tappin’ drinking den with live music and chicken wire stage. There is an American pool and the possibility to sing-along to Country Karaoke songs at one of the programmed events.
Indoor/outdoor Caribbean vibe all year round. Expect a host of global rums, fire pits and a palm tree filled shack full of tropical warmth to hide from the winter months.
Loft style, industrial event space, part time art gallery and full time party venue. Is available to hire and hang out and look arty when there is no event booked. The opening exhibition is Flu Season by Harrison Edwards.
BLUE CARIBOU CANTEEN
Oh my curd! Authentic Québec-style poutine in the North West! Squeaky cheese curds, gravy and fries. The best Poutine this side of Montreal, with all ingredients locally sourced. Blue Caribou is run by Graham Gartside-Bernier and Vincent Bernier; one from Bolton and the other Montreal, who serve La Classic Poutine and a few variations on the theme, just like “ma mère” makes.
BLACK MILK CEREAL DIVE
Black Milk is currently Manchester’s most revered and discussed nu-café. In the year and a half since their launch and quickly catching the attention of Manchester in Afflecks Palace, Black Milk is now moving on up to B.Eat street. Freakshakes, stacks of sugar and homemade desserts *drools* are to be expected on their menu.
FREDDIE & AVA’S
Freddie and Ava’s is a new concept from Chaat Cart; born out of the love of excellent food and long summer holidays spent in Puglia, Italy. ‘Freddie’ is Aarti and Stuart’s son. A rustic old-fashioned Italian, offering beautifully simple wood- fired pizza and home cooked Italian food. Fresh dough, hand-stretched, topped and then blasted in the flames of our wood fired oven.
The B.Eat Street crew has turned the former glamour photo gallery – Love Exclusive – into a cosy indoor retreat, adding comfy seating, private dining rooms, recreational pool tables, board games and darts. The outdoor space has been set up with gigantic warm fire pits, surrounded by additional heaters and there are free hot water bottles available to keep customers from getting cold.
Chris Legh, creative director of B.Eat Street said:
“I don’t know how much more we can cram between these walls, we have six different bars and drinking dens, you can now lose a night exploring everything we have to offer. As well as opening a gallery space, live music venue back up by the best independent food in the City. We have created a brand new destination where you can spend an entire evening.”