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Pen & Pencil Manchester
The Pen & Pencil Manchester
Address57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ

 Phone0161 660 3303

HoursSun - Wed: 10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00 | Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 02:00

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Pen & Pencil Manchester
The Pen & Pencil Manchester

An added touch of New York glamour has arrived in Manchester with the The Pen & Pencil bar and eatery on the corner of Hilton and Tariff Street.

Taking its name and inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York, which was popular with newspaper journalists and ad men – the original ‘Mad Men’, The Pen & Pencil offers the perfect place for the NQ’s creative locals to chill, think, meet and enjoy great food and drink.

Open seven days a week, The Pen & Pencil is open from 10am right through until late, with a focus on a strong day time offering with great breakfast, brunch and lunch washed down with top quality coffee and freshly blended smoothies. 

The brunch menu typifies its American namesake and includes American pancakes served with buttermilk pancakes, blueberries, house made maple syrup and streaky bacon; Mexican breakfast, Huevos Rancheros, with scrambled eggs, Pico de Gallo, Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle mayonnaise and chive crème fraîche with a charred tortilla.

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Evenings and weekends the menu develops to include small plates and a few larger dishes with an international feel. It sits alongside a specially created cocktail list making the venue perfect for mid afternoon cocktails, after work gatherings, and those wanting to eat and drink until the early hours.

The cocktail list, created in-house, features amongst others Beer in the Bronx with gin, IPA syrup, pink grapefruit juice, sweet & dry vermouth and Cucumber & Sake Martini with cucumber, vodka, sake, sugar.

A resident DJ gets the party started every weekend and the team has curated a series of monthly live music nights. There is also a room available for private hire for networking meetings, private parties and launch events.

The Pen & Pencil is the joint venture of two of Manchester’s established bar and restaurant operators, Dan Pollard who created The Violet Hour cocktail bar and lounge on Burton Road in West Didsbury and Kevin Connor, who previously ran the NQ institution, Dry Bar on Oldham Street.
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The Pen & Pencil Special Offers & Events
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Battle Of The Rums


Yes, the RUMours are true, after the sold-out success of the recent Battle of the Gins event, it is election time again with... THE BATTLE OF THE RUMS!

El Dorado, Doorly’s and Plantation Rum will be battling it out for the top spot in the Battle of the Rums night.

Your £15 ticket includes: 3 specially created cocktails, a pitch from each brand ambassador, blind tasting of all 3 rums, discounted drinks on the night, and, at the end of the night, guests will vote for their winning rum. Let’s get ready to RUMble.

£15 per person. Pre-booking essential.


HoursWednesday 26th April, 19:30

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Book onlineTo book, call 0161 660 3303 & quote "Battle Of The Rums as seen on" 


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Bottomless Brunch For £40


Taking its inspiration from Manhattan's 1950's steakhouses, brunch at The Pen and Pencil is not only big, but also occasionally bottomless!

On the last Saturday of every month, from 10am-1pm, the restaurant is offering a special ‘bottomless brunch’ deal where you can choose from a delicious range of breakfast dishes on the menu including: the Pen and Pencil Burger, the American Breakfast, Steak & Eggs, Avocado & Feta, Eggs Pen and Pencil, Veggie Breakfast, the Reuben Sandwich or American Pancakes with berries.

As if that wasn’t good enough, it’s not just the food that’s free flowing: selected drinks are also included in the offer. Guests can choose from brunch classics like the Aylesbury Duck Bloody Mary and a Mimosa, or branch out with a brunch cocktail special, an Amstel or a glass of Sant’Orsola Prosecco.

Whatever you choose, there's always more if you want it.

Capacity is strictly limited and pre-booking is required.


Hours Saturday 29th April, 27th May & 24th June, 10:00 – 13:00

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NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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Bank Holiday Bottomless Lunch for £40


On Sunday 30th April, Pen & Pencil will be hosting a Bank Holiday twist on their famous Bottomless Brunch, but a bumper Bank Holiday lunch instead.

The food will be free flowing, the only way it should be on a long weekend: bottomless burgers, beer, and Bank Holiday cocktails. And to top it off, The Pen and Pencil will be playing host to two amazing DJ sets, starting from 4-7pm and ending with a set from DJ Mark Hogg from 7pm-1am. Where else would you want to be this Bank Holiday?

Pre-booking is essential.


HoursSunday 30th April, from 14:00 - 17:00

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Piano Bloke


Every month, the amazing piano vocalist, Nick Steed, who has worked with Chris Farlowe, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Lulu and many more, performs at Pen & Pencil, leaving songsheets on the tables and taking song requests all night.

If that's not enough - there will also be food promos on the night with 2 x Steak Frites + a bottle of house wine for £30.


HoursFrom 18:30, Wed 17th May, Wed 7th June & Wed 5th July

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Live Music & DJs Every Week


The Pen and Pencil has cherry-picked an eclectic range of some the best DJs and live music acts in Manchester to entertain guests.


HoursAvailable: every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

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Happy Hour

Beer for £3
2 Cocktails for £10
Bottles of Wine for £10
Bottles of Prosecco for £15


The Pen and Pencil’s Happy Hour offer includes 2 cocktails for £10, £3 bottles of Modelo Especial, £10 bottles of house wine, and £15 bottles of Prosecco.

HoursAvailable Monday-Friday 17:00 – 19:00 &  extended on Thursday 17:00 - close

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NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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Pencils Down - Quiz Night


Manchester masterminds are invited to test their knowledge at The Pen and Pencil’s weekly quiz night, hosted by local quizmaster John Stansfield.

Contestants pay £1 each to take part and the winning team takes all. The bar will also offer a round of the beers for the best team name.

Guests can enjoy a selection of the bar’s delicious New York inspired cocktails and a quality range of beers and ales, to relax their minds, as they put their brains to the test.

The quiz consists of 4 rounds including: Film & TV, General Knowledge, Music and a special ‘Wildcard’ round, which is chosen the previous week by either the losing team or by poll.


Hours Tuesday 19.30pm


NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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