The Pen and Pencil sits on the corner of Hilton and Tariff Street in Manchester’s lively Northern Quarter. Our bar and eatery is open seven days a week from 10am ’til late.

We take our name and inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York’s ‘Steak Row’ which was popular with newspaper journalists and ad men – the original ‘Mad Men’.

Need something tasty to get your creative juices going? We serve food all day; our day time menu is available between 10am and 5pm and the supper menu is served from 5pm until 9pm. Think eggs done a million ways, tasty sandwiches and healthy salads in the daytime. Enjoy dishes like Surf n Turf, Jambalaya and New York strip steak in the evenings.

Feeling thirsty? We offer some delicious home made smoothies including the Triple Berry Cleanser and You’ve Met Your Matcha. We also have a fantastic selection of beers, wines and spirits along with our own bespoke cocktail list.

Looking for a late night party? Our team of resident DJs are on hand on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to get the party started every weekend. Plus we offer private hire for networking meetings, private parties and launch events.



The Pen & Pencil
Fourways House
57 Hilton Street
M1 2EJ

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0161 660 3303

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Monday 10am – 12am
Tuesday 10am – 12am
Wednesday 10am – 12am
Thursday 10am – 2am
Friday 10am – 2am
Saturday 10am – 2am
Sunday 10am – 12am


Latest Tweets –

Massive Stone Roses Manchester weekend, FREE ENTRY, all welcome
THIS! Starring The Smiths' @mikejoycedrums, @HorsebeachBand, @wingmanlikesham, Adam Ficek from @babyshamblesuk https://t.co/ovsE7SYqvI
OK so here goes, next tweet.
This week we've announced plans for the Euros and for Coldplay weekend. Got one more biggy, coming later this morning. It's very cool #music
Bin man this morning with his Bluetooth, never off the grid https://t.co/n1CdMKmumw
Oh and take a listen to this electro DJ collective @FleetmacWood - can't get enough of them at the moment #TUSK https://t.co/Z1zeU0pd19
This programme Billions is decent...Bobby Axe...'He doesn't call meetings, meetings form around him'. BOOM!
If you missed our big @coldplay announcement earlier in the week then check this out @wingmanlikesham @therealboon https://t.co/MP0PYnCUQa
Join us for a night with @warner_edwards gin on Tuesday June 14th. ALL proceeds go to @4EVERManchester: https://t.co/PEh2rarXjj
YES - Roasted baby beets with pears, candied walnuts, goats cheese and a beetroot vinaigrette #neweveningmenu https://t.co/RlspcL9gfD


May Day! May Day! Bottomless Brunch & All Day Party! Sunday 1st May

Following up on the success of our Easter Sunday Egg-stravaganza, we are running another of our famous Free Flow Brunches from midday till 4pm, with DJ's on the decks all day and night till 2am! As we are the giving type, we will also be doing Jagerbombs for £3 and selected beers at £2until we run out! 

For Brunch tickets, email info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk for more details
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Free Flowing Bottomless Brunch

Taking its inspiration from Manhattan's 1950's steakhouses, brunch at The Pen and Pencil is not only big, but also occasionally bottomless! Join us on the last Saturday of every month, from 10am ’til 2pm, for our special ‘bottomless brunch’ deal.
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Pencils Down - Tuesday weekly quiz

Starting at 7pm the quiz will consist of 4 rounds including film and TV, general knowledge, music and a special ‘wildcard’ round. Each week the losing team will choose the wildcard round for the following week from a list of options. There’s also a round of the beers on offer for the best team name.
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Late Night DJs - Thursday, Friday & Saturday

We have cherry-picked an eclectic range of some of the best DJs in Manchester to entertain guests every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8pm ’til 2am. With local names like Will Tramp, Disco Mums, Duncan Wallis (Dutch Uncles) and Pasta Paul you can guarantee there is always a party to join at the weekend.
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Looking for a party venue packed with style and sophistication?
Well, look no further! 

At The Pen and Pencil, we have a space that lends itself to any occasion. Whether it’s a birthday party, business meeting, presentation, or hen do, we can help. Our private room can seat 80 guests or for a bigger event we also offer the full venue which accommodates up to 250 guests
(full venue hire Mondays and Tuesdays only).

For more information please email info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk
 or call us on 0161 660 3303.



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The Pen & Pencil

Love what we do and want to join the team? We’re always looking out for great bartenders, floor staff and chefs to add to our team. We offer excellent opportunities and look to grow and retain talent within the company.  Sound perfect for you? Send your CV to:


Current Vacancies –

Sales & Marketing Manager (part time)

Sous Chef

Cocktail Bartender