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Electrik, Chorlton, Electrik

Electrik, Chorlton

Electrik is for eating, drinking, mooching and merry-making. It's a Chorlton bar-cafe that does cakes as good as its cocktails, and is just as likely to be found settling down with the papers in a quiet corner as hosting internationally known DJs.

There's a terrace out front and a garden out back, plus free wi-fi, a free book exchange, free daily papers, and free music on the jukebox.

Open since spring 2009 on Wilbraham Road, it's already got a nomination for Best Bar from Manchester Food and Drink Festival, and an award from CAMRA for some rather special beers and ales.

Click here to visit the Electrik webiste.


Good food and drink

Go by day and you'll find a fine selection of hearty, home-made food (fresh soups and stews, quiches, sausage rolls, fish finger butties) with pies and sausage and mash on the menu in the evenings. For afters (or for an afternoon treat) you can have home-made cakes, puddings, hot cross buns, and crumpets. There are child-sized portions for the little people and plenty of room for groups.

The fine selection of ales and beers won them the Camra Best Pub award not long ago. Their classic cocktails are made with passion and premium ingredients. Teas and coffees are top quality too.

Guestrant, bi-monthly
At this event, a top notch chef takes over the Electrik kitchen for one night only and serves up a blow-out three course meal. Check their Facebook page for details (search for Electrik).


Good tunes

Electrik's jukebox is free, all day every day and it's got playlists selected by local musical heroes.

One Deck Sessions, every Sunday, 5pm-12pm

Smother the Sunday night doldrums at the end-of-the-weekend music night. It's one record deck, some all time faves, and a few musical oddities to keep things interesting. Rock, pop, hip hop, and jazz with a different DJ each week, including some big names.


Other good stuff

Elliot Eastwick's World Famous Pub Quiz every Tuesday, 8pm, £1 entry

Edgy entertainment with Manchester's most irreverent quiz master. Booby, boozy, and cash prizes for the smartest and silliest cookies in the jar.

Vintage Market, every Saturday, noon-5pm

No need to go into town to find your vintage bargains. Electrik bring together a treasure chest of clothes and accessories for men and women from the best vintage boutiques in the city.

Electrik Film Night, one Monday a month

Iconic classics and seldom seen works of celluloid genius. Check the Facebook page for details (search for Electrik).

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