The Whiskey Jar

Written by on October 28, 2013 in Bars, Drinks, Places to Drink - 1 Comment
Whiskey Jar

Tariff Street has been enjoying something of a revival lately, what with the opening of Kosmonaut, Takk and of course the excellent The Whiskey Jar which is now really getting into its stride and finding it’s own place in the Northern Quarter with the promise of plenty more to come.

What was once an old textile mill has been thoughtfully restored and is now filled with an excellent bar, comfortable seating, booths and now a downstairs event space that will play host to various live music events including bands, DJ’s and acoustic nights. Even though there’s plenty they currently offer, there’s still lots more thrilling things to come including an outdoor heated seating area where you can chill out and enjoy a BBQ when the sun is shining.

Whiskey Jar bottle

If you are hungry you can drop by and enjoy their amazing & local Great Northern Pies which include the ‘Great North Meat Pie‘, ‘Chicken & Black Pudding‘, ‘Lancashire Cheese & Onion‘ and more. Available throughout the day and early evening to eat in or take away, the pies are £6 each and of course come with a selection of sides like creamy mash, red wine gravy and minty peas. If pies aren’t your thing then perhaps the sausage rolls, or freshly cooked Scotch eggs, or one of the other bar snacks will be, or perhaps your cravings will be satisfied with one of their cheese and meat boards. Coming in a choice of large or extra large these boards come with 5 delicious cheeses accompanied by a selection of cooked meats, chutney, crackers and some olives.

Whiskey Jar Pies

You wouldn’t call a place The Whiskey Jar without filling it with whiskey (and whisky!) now would you? One look at the back bar and anyone who enjoys the “Water of Life” will think they have died and gone to heaven! I’m not sure how many different whiskies they have but it is well into triple figures and it’s a mighty fine, global selection as you can imagine! But it’s not all about whiskey, there is a constantly evolving cocktail menu with specialist Whiskey Jar concoctions unique to the bar like the Cookie Jar alongside some traditional favourites like an Old Fashioned. With a fine selection of beers, wines, soft drinks and more there’s no way you’ll go thirsty!

Cookie Jar Cocktail, Whiskey Jar

The Whiskey Jar is fast becoming known for their events too. Not least of these is their Open Mic Tuesdays that already has a fantastic reputation for delivering excellent entertainment with new and old, bands, artists, singers and more starting from 8pm every Tuesday with free entry. Thursdays has more live music and Jar Sundays bring in-house events showcasing live music, DJs and more while Friday & Saturday nights have DJs on rotation. Expect more and more events as the new basement bar comes into it’s own over the coming months.


Part of the NQ Card network

Sunday – Wednesday Noon-Midnight / Thursday Noon – 1am / Friday & Saturday Noon – 2am
The Whiskey Jar / 14 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF / WEBSITE