Learn more about Glitch – Stockport’s first game focused bar – This venue includes consoles, vintage machines and a whole host of other interesting things to do!
Located at Stockport Exchange (next to the train station) Bask has taken over the former Cafelito unit. Bask is a self described “speakeasy” which has live music at its heart. One of the owners Ben Taylor tells us “we chose Stockport because of the love for my hometown. That was the biggest pull for me. The future is looking so sharp for the area and we hope to be bringing something new and exciting to town”.
Bask will be multi faceted with different vibes throughout the day. Due to the proximity to the station they will be offering coffees, smoothies and more in the mornings. As the day goes on the atmosphere will change to a bar with a whole host of different activities and events planned. Mondays will be an acoustic night called Acoustica sponsored by Didsbury Gin and will host 3 artists every week. There will be comedy nights, spoken word sessions, Sunday music specials and DJ sets Thursday to Saturday.
We are really excited to see this new addition to the evening economy especially in a new area of town. The space itself is open airy and has been fitted out to make use of the large space! Whether you are looking for a casual drink, a cheeky cocktail after work, a night out, or a new gig venue – Bask has it all on offer.
Opening June 4th – Find out more about Bask by clicking here.
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Nestled in the historic old architecture of Stockport Marketplace, Blackshaw’s Kitchen becomes the latest food & drink destination in the town centre.
Only two years ago the food scene in Stockport was in all sense of the word bland. But as years have passed more and more establishments are setting up shop which is bringing local people back to the town centre.
Blackshaw’s have managed to turn an old building into something delightfully honest, modern, but also in keeping with the buildings that surround it.
Inside you are welcomed by a space that feels comfortable. The old pillars inside have been stripped down to their original colour, the brick opened up, and the beautiful wooden windows have been given a fresh coat of paint.
The triumph is not only in Blackshaw’s ability to feel modern and classic at the same time. It is James’ choice to use local businesses produce in the process of creating his restaurant. A wide array of plants are perfectly balanced on the wall that give a nod to the fashionable indoor plant scene consuming popular culture. All purchased from Plant Shop Manchester on the other side of the square. There are plans to involve local artists to create a beautiful mural inside the restaurant which adds to the community vibe.
It is always a winner in our eyes when local businesses support each other.
Now to the food…
The food available is in keeping with what you’d expect from an urban kitchen. It is not trying to be complex it is hearty, wholesome and easy going with an occasional spark along the way. Something we feel the old town and Stockport as a whole needed. Surrounded by the likes of Where The Light Gets In, and until recently The Allotment, Blackshaw’s humble menu fits perfectly in its environment.
Blackshaw’s Kitchen offers anything from Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and caramelised banana to a classic fish an chips. We must admit the Roast Sirloin of beef did look excellently put together but we opted for a lighter option.
Vegan and Veggie options are available which include Lentil hotpot, Sunday vegan roast and a field board.
Without harping on too much we absolutely recommend you pay the team a visit, and as always remember embrace the local.
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We were invited to dine as guests of Blackshaws and were not asked to pay.
Read about Stockport’s newest tap room. With years of experience brewing craft ale, choosing the perfect gins and making the best pizzas, Project 53 are here to stay. Find out more here