Address: Great Northern Towers, Unit 1A Watson Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 4EE, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 161 834 8802
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Sun-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat noon-2am
Door: Make reservation
Style: Champagne bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar nibbles

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Épernay in Northeast France is one of the two towns of Champagne so it is perhaps not surprising to find that this eponymously named bar specialises in Champagne. However, those expecting a crusty old wine bar are in for a shock as Epernay is both contemporary and one of the best cocktail bars in Manchester.

This gem of a champagne and cocktail bar lies above its sister venue, ‘Taps’ below and the to the side of Taps doesn't promise but at the top you are rewarded with a the dimmly lit room housing a brink fronted bar with a stupendous range of spirits while the champagne selection stretches to well over 80 different brands. The cocktail list is also a lengthy work with numerous house creations and "Timeless" classics. My Geoff's Aviation was amazing, as was my usual Daiquiri.
The larger second room has more of conservatory feel with glass wall and roof enclosing a room illuminated with twinkling fairy lights. Smokers are well provided for with a small wooden decked terrace.

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