Raise A Glass | The Crooked Man

Located within the zip code of what is fast becoming one of Greater Manchester's most fashionable neighbourhoods, Prestwich, sits a reassuringly homely boozer dedicated to serving its local community with the area's finest craft-made beers and refreshments - The Crooked Man.

Opened back in 2017, the venue, which shares its birthplace with a handful of famous and well-known names - the likes of Elbow’s Guy Garvey and The Fall’s Mark E Smith - was one of the first in the metropolitan borough to really champion independent business. Five years on from welcoming its first patrons through its doors and it’s now one of many enterprising ventures in the town, delivering artisanal products and services, crafted with love, detail and great care. 

In fact, Prestwich is so abundant with exceptional places to eat, drink and socialise that, like some of the nearby city’s other trendy upcoming satellite towns and villages, it’s beginning to draw cosmopolites away from the safety of the centre, offering a much slower paced and alternative way of life. It was reported that The Sunday Times actually appointed Prestwich the best place to live across the entirety of Greater Manchester earlier in the year. A pretty shining endorsement, we think you’ll agree, and one we here at Manchester Union Brewery completely support.

In addition to serving up golden pints of our own delicious Manchester Union Lager, this charming little bar, quite literally a converted terrace house, showcases a broad range of other thirst-quenching lagers and ales. If tap-poured tipples aren’t quite your bag, there’s no need to fret. There’s a well-stocked menu, teeming with speciality wines, imported rums, vodka and cocktails, with special offers running regularly on the latter throughout the week. No excuses are necessary. 

A magnet for locals and out-of-towners alike after hours, The Crooked Man also has a gold reputation for providing quality entertainment right throughout the week. One-off pop-up food stall events frequently take place on the grounds of the venue, showcasing a smorgasbord of ever-changing treats from a host of northern culinary masters, whilst regular quiz nights and live poetry sessions aim to provide an escape from the monotony of weeknight TV. And when the weekend comes around, things really turn up a notch. Eclectic selectors and talented local musicians provide the soundtrack into the early hours, entertaining the heads propping up the bar and sprawled out over the plush leather seats, adding to the venue's unique spirit and unparalleled vibe. 

For more information about The Crooked Man, to find out how to get there and to learn what’s happening at the bar over the coming months, head to the venue’s social media pages...

Instagram: @thecrookedmanbar  | Facebook: The Crooked Man Bar Prestwich