Keko Moku

Address
100 High Street,
Northern Quarter,
Manchester,
M4 1HP
Lancashire
United Kingdom

Tel:
+44 161 832 4529

Hours:
Sun-Wed 5pm - 12am, Thu 5pm - 1am, Fri-Sat 5pm - 2am

Door:
Go early

Style:
Tiki bar

Recommended for:
Fun/atmosphere

Price guide:
Middling

Food:
No food

Review

Another night, another dose of Tiki Mayhem in the Northern Quarter. This time it’s Keko Moku (meaning ‘monkey island’) – a teensy tiny venue presided over by the Hawaiian-shirted, huge character that is Lyndon Higginson, with the little space that is left packed full of love and rum.

It does feel a bit like you’ve walked into someone’s garage rather than a bar but it’s so crammed full of tiki paraphernalia and the vibe is so great it doesn’t matter a jot. They’ve really embraced the tiki-spirit with dollar bills stuck to the ceiling, Puffa fish, leis across the bar shelves and more rum than you can shake a swizzle stick at.
The style of the menu again pays homage to one Victor Bergeron but the drinks are well made and inventive. The ridiculous glassware is also good fun – I’m sure some drinks were coming across the bar in vases but there’s the skull mugs and volcano bowls too. This feels like a true locals bar – and once inside you’re in the gang and in for a treat.

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