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City Centre Manchester Cocktail Bar

Manchester & Surrounding, Greater Manchester

Asking Price £330,000
Turnover £460,000

Business overview

Now available to the market is this incredible private hire venue situated in the heart of Manchester’s major nightlife hub.
Operating as a sophisticated yet welcoming bar, club and lounge since 2012, the venue has enjoyed immense popularity amongst its wide-ranging clientele, favoured as the perfect place to host events for all occasions, be it an unforgettable wedding or large corporate function.
Its fantastic reputation for professional and accommodating service as well as its grand, uniquely-designed premises, which includes an outdoor terrace area, equips any new owner with strong foundations to build upon its currently high levels of success.

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Business description

Trading for around six years as a popular bar and private hire venue, this business not only boasts a spectacular premises in a highly sought after area, but also a reputation for customer service of the highest quality. Serving a unique selection of cocktails from its carefully-crafted menu, alongside other spirits, beers, ales and wines, the business ensures customers are treated to complete luxury whilst in the care of its team of 10 friendly, accommodating staff.

This highly-regarded venue has a capacity of up to 300 people and caters for the general day to day public as well as to array of private functions, with everything from birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs and engagements to football evenings, wine tasting and charity events. The business also collaborates from time to time with Funzing UK and an Indie film club to host talk nights and film screenings, both of which have proven extremely popular amongst the general public.

Set in a three-floored Victorian Lock Keepers Cottage situated next to the Rochdale and Pennine canal, the venue exudes a homely, antique feel, with exposed beams and brickwork which radiate both style and comfort. A spacious lounge filled with church pews and stool seating, a large bar area, access to a large private terrace, toilet facilities and a large cellar are located in the basement.

Entering from street level, the customer is greeted by a large foyer with wooden furnished interior which is present throughout. The ground floor consists of a reception bar which leads into a Parlour room with adjoining outdoor balcony overlooking the venue’s large canal side terrace.

The Attic & Study bar occupies the first floor and is the largest area in the venue, housing a large bar, toilet facilities, large dance floor, DJ box as well as ample vintage tables and chairs.

Various essential equipment is included in the sale of the venue such as a sound system which can be segregated to each of the three levels, large disco lighting rig in the Attic and Study bar, two HD projectors, Pioneer 950 CDJs, Pioneer 850 Mixer, two 55-inch screens as well as a full EPOS system amongst other apparatus.

A strong online presence also ensures the venue benefits from invaluable exposure and is able to circulate its offering effectively. Its professional website details the range of events it caters to and displays contact details for further information. Its social media stance is also prolific, with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages showcasing its rave reviews and previous memorable events.

Business location

The business is situated on the infamous Century Street on the locks, renowned for Manchester’s buzzing nightlife. It resides close to various transport links including trains, buses as well as being underneath a popular tram stop. Complimented by numerous other bars, restaurants and hotels, the venue is convenient for large parties celebrating birthdays or weddings in nearby establishments. Although competitors do operate in the immediate vicinity, the venue’s unique décor and natural outdoor terrace bring in a huge clientele.

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