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 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.
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.
In operation since 2005, Buckley's Great Steaks offers locals and visitors delectable steaks in an elegant ambiance. Run by husband-wife duo Sarah and Michael Buckley, the restaurant serves award winning steaks like Prime Rib, Ribeye, Dry Aged and Filet Mignon. With the owners having more than 15 years of experience in the culinary field, they and the staff ensure that their guests are never dissatisfied with the tasty offerings. The restaurant also comprises of a fireplace, perfect for cozying up on cold winter nights. If you are in the mood for a memorable meal, then head to Buckley's Great Steaks and treat yourself to some true steak delicacies.
One of the fanciest restaurants in town, the Hanover Street Chophouse has the feel and quality of a big city restaurant with the personal attention of small town service. With strong drinks and delicious food, it is a great place to go for any occasion. The menu includes such dishes as Crab Stuffed Atlantic Salmon, Dry Aged Kansas City Steak, and Kobe Beef Carpaccio. Finish off your meal with any one (or two!) of the scrumptious dessert choices or some nice wine.
A revered culinary institution, XO On Elm blurs the line between food and art. Located minutes from the city center, XO On Elm's creative menu beckons locals and tourists alike. The restaurant has an impressive decor with plenty of seating thus making it perfect for a special occasion. Illuminated with lanterns and decked in a contemporary theme, the place is sophistication personified. The menu features tapas, small plates and entrees made using fresh seafood, farm-raised chicken and meat from local butchers. Cocktails complete your delectable fare at the XO On Elm.
Joe Faro, with immense experience in the culinary field, established the Tuscan Kitchen in 2009 to offer his guests delectable Italian fares. The wood paneled floors, an interior decorated in hues of cream and brown, a fireplace covering the place in its warmth and an open kitchen generating tantalizing aromas, will transport you to the scenic Tuscany. Tuscan Kitchen assures guests quality food, as all their dishes are made from scratch: pastas, bread and the desserts. Guests can sip on some wine at the wine bar from Wednesday through Saturdays from 5p onwards. Wine connoisseurs can have a feast at the wine cellar, housing over 3000 bottles, which is open for private celebrations.
Get your freak on as you come down to Wally & Bernie's. This classy restro-bar brings the beautiful people together for night after night of sexy fun. With a extensive liquor list and bites to go with, WB's is for all things young, hip and happening, Open throughout the week except Mondays, WB offers weeklong entertainment with their themed nights. From Goddess parties on Thursdays to Saturday night specials to Game nights on Wednesdays, WB has something for everyone. Located in the heart of the city, Wally & Bernie's (WB's) is the place for a fantastic night about town.
Piccola Italia Ristorante is a celebrated exponent of Italian cuisine in the heart of Manchester. Situated on Elm Street, a place lined by quality eateries, Piccola Italia serves the best pasta, Italian rice and mozzarella dishes in town. With a wide range of appetizers like soups, salads and steaks to elaborate chicken and shrimp preparations, Piccola excels in all items. Also, the chocolate desserts and quality wines are to die for. Banquets and private parties are often held at Piccola, while the restaurant also undertakes catering activities. Visit website for more information.
A Taste of Europe is a refreshing break from the other forgettable American style eateries that dot the city of Manchester. Truly European in its decor, lighting, flawless wait staff and a meticulously created Mediterranean menu, this is the place to head to for some haute cuisine. The Italian owners Giovanni and Rosa Paolini even arrange to have comedy shows in the function room. Mostly a carnivores paradise, A Taste of Europe specializes in salmon, shrimp, stew, lobster, crab, duck and the famed Manicotti which is a fat pasta stuffed with seafood, melted cheeses or assorted veggies, baked in tangy sauce.