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Top 6 Places to Eat after Whistle Punks Manchester

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Axe throwing really builds up a thirst (and a hunger). If you are stuck for inspiration after a session at Whistle Punks Manchester never fear! We have you covered. This is our guide to the top places to eat in Manchester after axe throwing. If you want to check out our London list then head here.

Cain & Grain

Cane & Grain

Cane & Grain is Manchester’s self-described home of rum, ribs, bourbon and beer. And while it is self-described they definitely are.

It is spread across three floors. The ground floor is a nod towards the 80’s skate scene and has 25 craft beers to choose from plus a unique twist on classic cocktails (Vice Tea Sour or Bottled Old Fashioned anyone?)

Go through a secret door you’ll find yourself on the first floor which has definite speak-easy vibes. The taxidermy squirrel lights were a bit strange but they fitted well with the wood panelling and very comfy leather couches. We went here for the Whistle Punks Manchester Christmas dinner and we have never seen so much food.



Sandinista is a great little bar just off St Annes Square. It’s one of our favourite places to go for a drink and to unwind after a busy day of throwing axes.

It’s got a chill vibe, great music and really friendly staff. The drinks are great and reasonably priced.

The bar’s name is a reference to the political movement from Nicaragua and this Central American theme carries over to the menu which focuses on tapas style bites. The Latin America theme also dictates the decor with a Cuban Flag in the corner and pictures of Latin American revolutionaries in the bathrooms.

Pro tip: the chocolate brownies are parcels of chocolatey goodness! Our marketing guy was seen with a brownie in each hand, alternating bites at 1am.

V Rev

V Rev Vegan Diner

If you are after vegan places to eat in Manchester then look no further than V Rev. Hands down it’s the best spot in Manchester to grab vegan junk food.

We went for the ‘Donut have a cow, man!’ burger, some loaded fries and one of their excellent craft beers, it was fantastic.

The fried ‘chicken’ is also a great choice, it’s seitan dipped in vegan buttermilk, breaded and then deep fried. Quite possibly the most gloriously unhealthy vegan food we’ve had in a long time.

They also have a wall of dog photos which is just the cherry on top. We spent longer staring at the dog wall than actually talking to each other.


Almost Famous

Amazing burgers. Need we say more? Probably not but we will as we need to hit that word count. Their burgers are amazing affairs that’ll leave you messy and full to bursting.

The ‘Everyone’s Got a Gun in Texas’ burger gets a double thumbs-up from us. It’s a cheeseburger with waffle fries, maple syrup and bacon which is pretty much all we want in life.

While the burgers are the big draw, they also have the most amazing buttermilk fried chicken and excellent cocktails.

Overall, Almost Famous has a great atmosphere, friendly staff and enormous burgers. Definitely book ahead if you are looking at a Saturday evening as it will get packed.

Revolución de Cuba

Revolucion de Cuba is an amazing rum bar & cantina with 12 locations around the UK. The bars are inspired by Cuba, the original party island. During prohibition many Americans would head to Cuba to drink, dance and party.

The drinks are a ‘who’s-who’ of classic Cuban inspired cocktails from their mojitos to the daiquiris and the rum punches to the cuba libre. Revolucion de Cuba has an unparalleled selection of rums with more than 50 premium rums from around the world.

There are so many great options on the food menu that it can be a pain to decide on just one, luckily they have a tapas menu so grab a table and share the tapas with a group of mates.

Revolucion de Cuba has a great atmosphere, is perfect for food, drinks and then dancing. They bring the Cuban feels all year round.

Korean Food


Koreana is a cosy, family-run restaurant. It’s was the first Korean restaurants in the UK outside of London and is still one of the best.

They have been serving fantastic food to Mancunians for over 30 years. Their bibimbap is our go to choice but we are also big fans of the spicy spare ribs.

They are located just off Deansgate and we would suggest booking in advance as they can be busy.


Are you axe throwing at our London venue? Then check out our picks for best places to eat in London Vauxhall here.