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

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

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Pen & Pencil Restaurant 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 includes American pancakes served with a choice of toppings including Maple Syrup, Bacon & Pecans; ‘Nduja Baked Eggs, Steak & Eggs and Mushroom Toast.

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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.

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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Private Hire At The Pen & Pencil

Situated in Manchester’s bustling Northern Quarter The Pen & Pencil has a private room which is available for hire 7 days a week. The room is equipped with a projector, screen and microphone, plus independent volume control and air-conditioning.

It comes with exclusive use of its own staffed bar and can accommodate up to 70 guests. The Pen & Pencil drinks menu contains a full range of specially created cocktails, craft beers, wines and champagnes, perfect for any event.

They also offer private bottomless brunches, 3-course menus, sliders and buffet packages to suit any occasion. Perfect for networking events, meetings, private parties and launch events.

The full venue is open for private hire on selected evenings with a capacity of 200 guests.
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The Pen & Pencil Special Offers & Events
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


50% Off Food


Start the week the Pen & Pencil way with 50% off food all day Monday.

When you book a table by email in advance.


Hours Available All Day Monday

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HoursEmail Booking quoting
"50% off as seen on Restaurants of Manchester"


Terms & Conditions apply inc Not available with any other offer
NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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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: Steak and Eggs, Avocado and Feta, Eggs Pen and Pencil, American Pancakes, or the classic Eggs Benedict.

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 Available last Saturday every month 10:00 – 13:00

HoursBook online


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

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Happy Hour
2 Cocktails for £10
Bottles of Prosecco For £15
Bottle of Modelo Especial £3
Bottle of House Wine £10

Celebrate the end of the working day at The Pen & Pencil with Happy Hour drinks offers includin 2 for £10 cocktails, £15 bottles of Prosecco, £3 bottle of Modelo Especial and £10 bottles of house wine

Hours Available Monday - Friday 17:00 -19:00


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

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Cocktail Masterclass


…. No pen and pencil required for this class.

Become a master mixologist in just two hours!

These 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?

Masterclass: £25.00 pp Includes tips, tricks, tutorials, shaking, tasting and making with your masterclass teacher.

Masterclass + food: £35.00pp Includes all of the above + your choice of canapes or sliders

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

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Rock The Mic

Guess who's back with a brand new name??

Due to popular demand, Rock the Mic night at The Pen & Pencil is RETURNING  - and this year it's going to be even bigger and even better! Who needs karaoke when you can rock out with your own LIVE BAND?

Not only have the Rock the Mic band designed their own app, so you request songs from their repertoire on the night, but you can even get your requests in early and they'll learn your favourite songs before the event

If you've ever wanted to be the lead singer of a band  - this is a night you don't want to miss.

The event will start with live music from the band and then it’s your time to get up, get involved and get singing! Prizes at the end of the night for the best performance.

Plus, they’re teaming up with Pabst Blue Ribbon to offer 2 for £6 cans

Hours Available
Thursday 3rd May

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The Battle of the Vodkas £15

The Pen & Pencil have had The Battle of the Gins, the Bourbons and the Rums - now it’s time for Vodka to show them what it’s made of!

Which flavour Vodka will win the top spot in their Battle of the Vodkas? Chase’s Marmalade Vodka? Stolichnaya’s Salted Caramel flavour? Or will it be Ketel One Oranje?

Your Ticket includes,  3 bespoke, specially created cocktails from each brand, A pitch from each ambassador, all battling it out for the top spot,  Individual tastings of all 3 (flavoured) vodkas
and Discounted £5 cocktail specials for the rest of the night (just in case you need to double check all those cocktails) 

At the end of the night, using your voting card, YOU’LL choose your winning flavoured Vodka!


Hours Available Thursday 26th April 19:30


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Dave Haslam is BACK!

For The Pen & Pencils big, end of April party, they’re welcoming back Haçienda legend, 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.

Across the Tracks will be opening up the night.


Hours Available Saturday 28th April 20:00 ‘til the early hours.


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May Day! May Day!

The Pen & Pencil do love stretching out the weekend when there’s a bank holiday involved.

Thanks to the May Day bank holiday, there’s no work on Monday which can only mean three things - music, cocktails, dancing.

They’re looking forward to welcoming back Gareth Brooks for another Hip Hop fuelled May Day party with plenty of cocktail specials.

Free Entry.

Hours Available Sunday 6th May 20:00 - Late.


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Live Music

The Pen & Pencil have live music EVERY Wednesday!

They have some amazing artists lined up from the world of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Indie & Funk.

Free Entry.

Hours Available every Wednesday from 8pm
April 25th: Walklate & Fuschi


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

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DJ listings

The Pen and Pencil has cherry-picked an eclectic range of some the best DJs and live music acts in Manchester to entertain guests every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-8pm and 8pm-2am. 

On the first Friday of every month, The Pen and Pencil will be joined by Capital FM DJ Wingman for Wingman’s Indie Mixtape Night from 9pm-2am. 

On the 2nd Friday of the month Pen & Pencil are doing things a little differently.  With a Hip Hop Takeover By Veteran hip-hop DJ, Yung Jozy (Gold Teeth), will be playing nothing but all the best in hip-hop from 8pm ‘til late! Think old and modern, classics and new gems

Once a Month The Pen & Pecncil will also play host to their Lost in Music DJ night, which will see some of the biggest names in DJ take to the decks.

Guest DJ’s include artists Duncan Wallis, DJ Paulette, David Dunne, Nathan Burroughs, Jamie Bull plus many more.


Hours Available every Friday & Saturday 17:00 - 20:00 & 20:00 - 02:00


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.


HoursEvery Tuesday 19.30pm


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

Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


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