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ACOUSTICA @ Apotheca

Our new weekly acoustic night in conjunction with sound control

Our love of cocktails food & live music combined to make a perfect Monday night in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Free Entry // 7pm - Late // 18 + Only

Deals on the night

Deal #1 - Any regular pizza , nachos or platter & 2 bottle of Estrella for 11.95

Deal #2 - 1 Large Pizza & 4 bottles of Estrella for 24.95

The Line-Up

12th Jan - Launch Party -Jordan Allen + guests Ryan Jarvis & Chantelle Elliott

19th Jan -Rick Kevill + guests , Billy Barstow, Jess Kemp

26th Jan - Liam McClair + guests Lazy Charlotte, Chelsea Reynolds


2ndFeb - Cavan Moran+ guests Dave Daniel, Alicia Jayne

9th Feb - Young War + Daniel Paris, Robbie Cavanagh

16th Feb - Danny Add + guests Adam Walsh, Phil Knox, Ty Freeman

23rd Feb - Northern Law + guests Laamb, Cal Roberts


2nd - March - The Jade Assembly+ guests Shaun Gilroy

9th March - Sphelm+ guests Stations

16th March - Hugo Kendale + guests Mark Heywood

23rd March - Joseph Lofthouse + guests

30th March - Joe McCorrston + guests David Kay, Chris Blackwood



17 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1FS // 016183494111

Interested in playing ? Email ben@soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk with a link to some of your music.

Party at Apotheca


Apotheca is available to hire exclusively if you wish to hold a private function. If you are thinking of something special for a birthday or celebratory event, or maybe looking to treat your staff to a well-earned Christmas party then we can tailor a package to suite your needs.

The downstairs cocktail lounge is the ideal setting to hold parties for 20 to 80 people. Available to hire free of charge every day of the week the lounge boasts its own fully stocked private cocktail bar along with a full-dedicated P.A system and DJ equipment.

Friday and Saturday evening hire is also available subject to a minimum bar spend. Please contact us for more details.

Parties for less than 20 people are still welcome and we can reserve tables and seating area's for you both in our upstairs bar and downstairs cocktail lounge. These reservations are very popular and are subject to availability.

Food is available for each event and is all freshly prepared on site the very same day by our restaurant chef's. There are several menus to choose from, all providing quality and value for money.

If you have a something specific in mind then our team of award winning chef's can cater to your requirements.

When it comes to making your party a truly memorable occasion we have it covered. From initial enquiry to the actual event let us do the work!

With our 'one on one' point of contact we can make all the arrangements on your behalf leaving you free to simply enjoy the occasion.


Full venue hire is available and written quotations are available on request.

For further information please contact us directly by phone on 0161 834 9411 or via email at info@apothecabar.co.uk

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Apotheca has always been at the forefront of Manchester bar scene creating and perfecting some of the city's fines

t and most loved cocktails. Of course what comes with his is "how do you make this?" & "I wish I could do that". Apotheca's world famous cocktail school is a fun way to learn yourselves on how to create some of the best cocktails in a fun & laid back atmosphere.

Our cocktail schools are perfect for such events as

Hen parties

Birthday parties

Works gatherings


or just something different to do.

The schools are designed for groups of 5 people plus and are very flexible available throughout the week and weekends and at a very competitive price of 25PP for the tincture package.

To Enquire or Book your cocktail school please contact us at


or call ; 0161 834 9411


Offers At ApothecaOffers At Apotheca

Friday the 5:01 Club -

2 for £12 cocktails until 9pm

£10 bottle of House wine

Dj's @ 9pm all night

The Cocktails; chose between two pages of DEVILISH & DELIGHTFUL cocktails suited to even the fussiest persons needs ...

Saturday Nights

2 for £12 cocktails until 5pm

Djs beginning at 8pm playing until 1.00pm

Midweek Deals Sunday - Thursday

2 for £12 cocktails all night long

Food & Drink Deals

2 for £7 Rekorderlig or 5 for £15 when your order any food from our new food menu.


Which will you chose ?

Apotheca's new food menu runs from

12.pm until 10pm - Sunday - Thursday

12.pm until 5pm - Friday & Saturday

Our Cocktail menu has received a rapturous response. Twisted classics & Apotheca originalsbottle Sharers and Devilish and Delightfulcocktails are flying out in full force. A big thank you for everyone who has been down to sample the magic!

Join the twitter debate with us here at Apotheca: >We have an expert tweeter now so get in contact to keep yourselves bang upto date with all the latest and greatest cocktail news!


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From humble beginnings, this ultimate evening of quizzical mayhem has forged for itself a reputation as the best Sunday night in the northern quarter. Great tunes, a relaxed vibe and the acquisition of useless knowledge constitute the perfect weekend wind down.

Our in house Quiz Wizards deliver the questions amidst a plethora of drink promotions including

2 for 7 cocktails

2 for 5 selected bottles

8 house bottle of wine

2 pints of Holsten , Thatchers & Tetleys

and a deluge of your favourite songs.

Come down and win some beer & get over Saturday & forget about Monday.

The quiz runs every Sunday @ 7.00pm

Apotheca in Wonderland

Apotheca's 5th Birthday Party

Apotheca in Wonderland

"but I don't want to go among mad people"

"oh, you cant help that we're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad."

"how do you know I'm mad?"

"you must be, or you wouldn't have come here."

Thanks to everyone who came to our 5th birthday party we had an absolutely amazing time and hope you did too.

A big thanks to a lot of brands who supported us throughout the night, inc

San Miguel , Naked Grouse , Appleton Estate, Fentimans , Ceylon Arrack, Chivas regal , Hendricks Gin, Red Bull& The Craft Beer Project ( Kona Brewing co & Moritz)

Check out some photographs of the night on our facebook page by Clicking here

Consumer events @ Apothecaa review

Consumer Events @ Apotheca

a review by Charlene Holt ( Bar Manager )

Featuring Rum & Chocolate, Beer & Cheese, Tequila Night.

So the past couple of months have been Apotheca present some great taster and sample nights including "craft beer & cheese", "excellia tequila cocktails and food pairings" and "Appletons rum and chocolate". If you haven't heard about them, where have you been ? tickets for each event where very reasonably priced, with samples, cocktails, nibbles and food pairings tailored for each event. There will be more of these events to come in the new year so watch this space

"Craft beer & cheese" took us through the wonderful world of Belgian craft beers with a sample of each fine brew matched with different cheese to compliment each other. we tasted Vedett with brie, Liefmans fruit beer with goats cheese and La Chouffe with a super strong blue cheese to name a few. The evening was finished off with Dough Pizza Kitchens"cheese board pizza" and more Belgian beer. Who knew craft beer could be just as complex with cheese as a fine wine !

"Excellia Tequila Night" took a more formal setting in the downstairs resteraunt at Dough Pizza Kitchen. Each expression of Excellia tequila was sampled neat then a cocktail and matching course, lovingly created by the dough chefs. The first course was a citrus salad served with apothecas first signature cocktail "tequila flavoured kisses"; excellia blanco tequila elderflower, grape and grapefruit juice. second course was seared sea bass with pak choi and cucumber stack served with "prickly heat" cocktail featuring excellia reposado, agave, chilli and prosecco. To finish we enjoyed a homemade chocolate brownie with competition winning cocktail "Old Excellence"; Excellia Anejo, congac, orange oil and chocolate bitters.

"Appleton Estate Rum and Chocolate" introduced us to the wonderland pairing of fine Jamaican rums with delicious handcrafted chocolates. We tasted Appleton Estate VX with orange infused dark chocolate, Appleton's 8 year with dark Almond chocolate and Appleton 12 year with a rich, dark espresso chocolate. To top the night off we enjoyed our signature Appleton cocktail "Jerk & Twerk"; jerk seasoning, chilli, pineapple, orange and rum served with a delicious homemade rum infused chocolate brownie and chilli ice cream! we also tried Wray and Nephew and Koko Kanu. Bottles of all the amazing rums we tried where available to purchase and take away as part of the event.


Arcade Fire Album Launch Arcade Fire

The Reflektors

a review by Andy Gray

One of the very foundations of our success here at Apotheca is the music, day in day out we encounter like minded folk over the bar who are extremely passionate about many different kinds of it. So, when I had a conversation with our resident DJ Andy Hunt about doing something for the release of arcade fires new record "Reflektor" it was ambitious ( for a Monday night) yet highly logical.

We laughed at the high probability of it just being the two of us holding hands and having a sing song, but what actually happened was something we never anticipated. The downstairs bar was transformed into a disco infused glitter bombed Arcade Fire shrine with artwork from "the suburbs" on the walls, two mind blowing interactive points from the bands website and an array of their music videos. After some technical brilliance from Andy Hunt's workforce a site was set up for people to RSVP the event, and everyday building up to it the number started to swell. The old saying goes "nothing surprises me anymore" but then they didn't have 60 people come out on a Monday night just to listen to a record.

The cocktail where flowing the people were dancing, complete stranger became friends if only for the few hours in that basement, all because of one band all because of love for music ! We even shoe horned a raffle in there in which one lucky person came away with the "Rekflektor" vinyl. As you can imagine we where proud as punch and yes we where there at the end arms around each other singing along.