Cane and Grain

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Cane and Grain is a bar in the Northern Quarter set to dish up ribs, rum, bourbon and beer - carnivorous AND boozy, that's our kind of joint.

Brought to you by Ross Mackenzie and cocktail whizz-kid, Lyndon Higginson, the good folks behind the likes of some of the coolest Manchester bars, Black Dog Ballroom, Dog Bowl, and The Liars Club, Cane and Grain is a high-end establishment with an unadulterated air of industrial cool; with refined cocktails and a slightly more food focused concept than the other bars in the group. Our recommendations  when it comes to Cane and Grains cool concoctions? Try the Bone Yard Julep or the Basil & Coconut Smash.

Taking the place of the former Thomas Restaurant and Bar in the Northern Quarter, 'The First Floor' is an all-seated swanky cocktail bar, whilst the ground-floor, 'The Rib Joint', is all about lunchtime eats and crowds in for after post-work drinks with their hearty South American and Texan inspired fare (we're talking Bacon Popcorn and Dino Beef Ribs). But wait a second, you're heading into 'The Liar's Lounge' for tiki inspired treats once you're done, aren't you?



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Cane and Grain
49 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.70
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.10
Cocktail £7.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.00
Bottle of House Wine £15.00
Bottle of Champagne £22.00
Jaeger Bomb £4.30


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This venue serves American and International food.

A word from the chef:
Tucking into chow at Cane and Grain's 'Rib Joint'? There's some bold South American and Texan plates in store. Try their Bacon Popcorn at £2, their Watermelon Salad with gin infused watermelon at £7.95, or go all-out on their dino beef ribs with house fries at £22.00.

Our Review

Cane & Grain Northern Quarter - Manchester Restaurant Bar Review

Cane & Grain Northern Quarter - Manchester Restaurant Bar Review

One of the NQ’s big hitters, Cane & Grain is a bar and rib joint with three floors of boozy possibilities. Wondering how it fares on the food and drink scale? We headed down for a night of unrivaled, Americana revelry.  The...

Read our full Cane & Grain Northern Quarter - Manchester Restaurant Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Whole Venue Hire Venue Hire 120 230 £250.00 £4k £4k
Liars Lounge Private Room 30 100 £100.00 £1k £1k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Best ribs in town, killer zombie cocktails and class American beer selection. Three floors all offer something a bit different - the middle hidden speakeasy is the place to really impress your pals tho!
20 Nov 2016 by

Bad bar staff, deeply unpleasant door staff, uninteresting beer selection. Avoid this place. Go to any other NQ beer bar instead. They have good beer and won't make you feel like a criminal for wanting to buy a pint.
09 Sep 2014 by

Cannot wait, this place sounds incredible, Liars is my fave bar by far, but will be nice to have a fancy version to choose from too!
06 Dec 2013 by

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