ABOUT

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; brunch, subs, burgers and more!

Feeling thirsty? We offer some delicious home made smoothies including the Triple Berry Cleanser and Welcome to Americana. We also have a fantastic selection on 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 Friday and Saturday nights to get the party started every weekend. Plus we offer private hire for networking meetings, private parties and launch events.

Keep your eye on our Events & Offers page for updates on our regular events, one-offs and special offers.

CONTACT

ADDRESS

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

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0161 660 3303
info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk

For press enquiries please email –
lauren@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk

OPENING TIMES

Monday 10am – 12am
(Kitchen til 9pm)
Tuesday 10am – 12am
(Kitchen til 9pm)
Wednesday 10am – 12am
(Kitchen til 9pm)
Thursday 10am – 12am
(Kitchen til 9pm)
Friday 10am – 2am
(Kitchen til 8pm)
Saturday 10am – 2am
(Kitchen til 8pm)
Sunday 10am – 10pm
(Kitchen til 5pm)

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COCKTAIL
MASTERCLASS

…. No pen and pencil required for this class.

Become a master mixologist in just two hours!

Our cocktail masterclasses are perfect for birthdays, hen-dos and work socials. Not only will you discover traditional cocktail secrets and tricks of the trade but you’ll be dazzled by party tricks, learn the art of making the perfect cocktail and most importantly, try them (well, 3 to be exact!)

Who knew learning could be so much fun?

To find out more about our various packages, download our information pack or contact us directly.

EVENTS & OFFERS

We are Rockeoke night!

Ever wanted to be the lead singer of a band? Liam Gallagher? Axl Rose? Jeff Buckley? Now it’s your time to shine! Similar to karaoke but with a little more bite and a full live band.

Choose a song of your choice from the band's repertoire then perform it live… with your very own backing singers.

The night will start with live music from the band and then it’s your time to get up, get involved and get singing!

There will be prizes at the end of the night for the best performance.

Plus, we’re teaming up with Pabst Blue Ribbon to offer 2 for £6 cans all night.

7pm start. FREE ENTRY!

Get the next couple of ‘We are Rockeoke’ nights in your diary: Thur Nov 16th, Thur Dec 21st.

The Return of Dave Haslam!

Dave Haslam DJ’d over 450 times at the Haçienda throughout the ‘Madchester’ years in the 80s. His open-minded, ground-breaking DJing became the focus for Madchester’s indie dance fraternity!

Ian Brown, Time Burgess, Justin Roberton and the Chemical Brothers have all credited Haslam as an inspiration.

He describes his DJing philosophy as “playing the best records ever made, one after the other” and has been described as “the man with golden ears.”

We’re excited to announce our,THE RETURN OF DAVE HASLAM, party on Sat 25th November!

+ Jason Boardman (Aficionado Recordings) will be warming you up from 7pm.

FREE ENTRY

Gin and Craft Night!

We're teaming up with Paperchase and Sipsmith for a night of gin and craft! Make your own festive gift box while sampling hot gin...

£15 Ticket includes:

- Hot Gin on arrival
- Meet Sipsmith London's brand ambassador and discover festive Sipsmith secrets and winter flavours
- Taste the Sipsmith range
- Create your own gingerbread* house gift box with Paperchase
- Take home your gift box with a miniature gin bottle inside

*Gift box not edible/ *Gin definitely drinkable

Advance Tickets only.
Book by emailing, info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk
Or, buy directly from Skiddle.

Lost in Music Christmas Party

Our Lost in Music disco Christmas party will kick off with Darryl Marsden (Ghetto Child) before our headliner, Fingerman (Hot Digits Music) takes over,  keeping you dancing until the early hours!

When: Sat 16th Dec, 7pm start

The Dancing Unicorn will also be joining us to get you all glittered up for the night!

Free entry.

Brooks' Hip Hop Christmas Party

Our second Christmas party, (yes, we want two) will be all about the hip hop!

DJ Gareth Brooks will be playing all the best Hip Hop tracks until the early hours - starting the Christmas holidays off PROPERLY. 

When: Wed 20th Dec, 8pm start.

Free entry.

Wingman's Indie Mixtape Night!

On the first Friday of every month, Capital Manchester's very own Wingman will be playing all your favourite indie tracks from 9pm-2am.

Free entry!

No Silent Night

Okay it's summer so we're not really supposed to talk about Christmas, are we?

BUT if you want to book a private room for your party, we'd suggest booking as early as possible!

Get in touch to request our Christmas brochure and find out more about our private room, Christmas packages and festive menus.

info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk

Happy Hour

Things are about to get real happy. New drinks deals every Monday to Friday from 5-7pm. 2 for £10 cocktails, £3 bottles of beer, £15 bottles of Prosecco and £10 bottles of house wine. Lovely.


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We're on Deliveroo!

Want food but don't want to move off your sofa? We know those days.

Well, we are now on deliveroo and so you can get your Pen and Pencil fix without having to move a muscle! Now that's more like it.

50% Off Food [Mondays]

Enjoy a whole 50% off food all day, every Monday, when you book in advance by email: info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk.


*Booking is essential
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Bar of the Year !

We just want to take a moment to show off because ...

WE WON!

Northern Soul awarded us Best Bar of the Year and so of course, our award is now sat proudly in our bar.

Thanks for all the lovely messages we've had so far!

Business of the Week

Each week, we select local businesses to come in and get 50% off drinks!

If you think your team deserves a few drinks this Friday, why not nominate them as our Business of the Week?

For more information, or to nominate your business, email: info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk.

*Avaliable between 5pm-7pm

Pencils Down Quiz [Tuesdays]

Starting at 7.30pm, our popular weekly quiz night consists 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 [Fridays & Saturdays]

We have cherry-picked an eclectic range of some of the best DJs in Manchester to entertain guests every weekend ’til 2am.

Find each week's DJ listings on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Expect everything from house - funk - disco - soul - chilled grooves - rnb - indie pop - electronic.
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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 for our special ‘bottomless brunch’ deal.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Email info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk to book.
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In The News

Word gets out about The Pen and Pencil. Here's just a preview of all the lovely things people say about us, with snippets from Manchester Evening News, I Love MCR, Manchester Business Review, Squaremeal, Manchester Confidential and The Tab.
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PRIVATE HIRE

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 host 65 guests or for a bigger event we also offer the full venue which accommodates up to 200 guests (full venue hire available Sundays and Mondays). 

We have a number of drinks and food packages available, and we also offer bespoke drinks packages to suit you and your event.

To take a look at our full private hire brochure or for more information, please email info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk or give us a call on 0161 660 3303.

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JOBS

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 family. We offer excellent opportunities and look to grow and retain talent within the company. Sound perfect for you? Send your CV to:

recruitment@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk

Current Vacancies –

Cocktail Bartenders

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