Located almost on the waterfront, Cotton's reputation is known all over the Northeast. Numerous national magazines have praised Chef/Owner's Jeffrey Paige's culinary talents and he has cooked for presidents as well as other chefs. Bringing an American comfort food style to Manchester, the dinner menu may features such treats as Almond-Crusted Turkey Schnitzel or Grilled Vegetable Ravioli. An extensive wine list complements the dinner offerings and makes it the perfect place for a leisurely and delicious lunch or dinner.
A spot for young locals to meet, greet, dance, and eye one another, the Strange Brew Tavern is the place to be. Located a little off Elm giving it a more secluded and exclusive feel, this bar has a well laid out area with a bar, often with live music in the front along with a number of tables for casual relaxation. The back room offers a variety of games including video games and is more well-lit, offering a better chance for conversation. Bookshelves are scattered around the entirety of the bar although few patrons pay attention during the night time. With more than 65 beers on tap as well as bottles, and some creative bar food to spice it up, the Strange Brew Tavern is one of the best places in the city, or even the state to grab a cold one.
Enjoy chilled beers and a range of appetizers and pub food at the Club Manchvegas Bar & Grill. Not only does the hip nightspot features live acts by singers and bands, but the country-music bar also hosts theme nights every Friday, which sees the bar being crowded by locals and tourists alike. If you are not in the mood to dance to some great music, then don’t fret. The bar is also home to a mechanical bull for those who are feeling adventurous. If you are in the mood for a memorable night out with your friends, look no further than Club Manchvegas Bar & Grill.
Owned in part by The Chieftans, some of the best known Irish musicians of all time (as the bartenders will be happy to inform you,) the Shaskeen Pub has a laid-back vibe although the crowd is a slightly older mix than other bars in town. Live music and open mic nights are standard in the back room. Over the bar are a variety of interesting memorabilia, including one of The Chieftan's numerous Grammy Awards. Local and national beers can be found on tap, as well as a good selection of bottled beers.
Element Lounge is open every day of the week except Mondays and is always ready to help you have a good time. Every day of the week has a daily special - of particular note are Tuesdays and Thursdays with service industry nights and there is karaoke on Saturdays. Don't be surprised if you see someone in drag, the Element Lounge has been known to attract these characters as it is one of the foremost alternative bars in the area.
Murphy's Taproom has created a blend of American and Irish cultures that is welcoming to all. With 24 different beers on tap, many people come to indulge in a beer. But the menu is also rather extensive and includes all the expected foods such as Chicken Tenders, Nachos, and Burgers. Flat screen televisions ensure that you will not miss the game and a smoke free environment will keep you smelling good for the whole night.
Enjoy a memorable night out at Whiskey’s 20. Featuring a spacious dance floor, VIP tables, an open terrace and lots of themed nights, the hip nightspot offers plenty of chance for people to mingle with other people and forget all their worries as they listen to the loud music and tap their feet to the rhythm. Don’t fret if all the socializing and dancing makes you feel famished. The nightclub also offers a number of cocktails and dishes like salads, burgers, French fries and other snacks to satiate the appetite. Whether you are in the mood to dance the night away, make new friends or chill with old ones, then Whiskey’s 20 is the place to be.
Craving for some Greek food, then head to this downtown restaurant Athens. The outward appearance of the restaurant does not allure but the food available is great. The service is quick and friendly and the prices reasonable. Locals swear by the Stuffed Grape Leaves with lemon sauce or Dolmade among other scrumptious food items. Call ahead for further details.
Set in a three story townhouse, Jewel Nightclub is an upscale club in town. Their plush interiors are accentuated by dim lights and the excellent sound and lighting technology makes clubbing a pleasant experience. Though this nightclub doesn't advertise much, it is known among the hipsters of the neighborhood.