Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 14 June 2010

100. Prohibition, St. Mary's Street

Prohibition, St, Mary's Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

And so as we reach pub number 100, it's ironic that this would be Prohibition, a trendy little bar tucked away behind Kendals and a world of improvement on its neighbour, Revolution.  Instead of bright lights and garishness, this bar has an altogether darker and more sombre look, smacking of a different level of class, and more than likely, customer.  Formerly Bar 10Bar Coast and H. R. Fletcher (a '90s real ale boozer), Prohibition is decorated in speak-easy style in blacks and browns, it is tasteful, and with booths around the edge, you can see why this place attracts a good weekend crowd.

H. R. Fletcher, St Mary's Street. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

At the time of our visit it was understandably quiet (about 5pm and the World Cup match was still on) but the staff were pleasant and welcoming to our thirsty crowd.  No real ale as you would expect in this type of venue, but the ubiquitous Guinness was on with some decent foreign bottled lagers on offer.  Worth a visit if you're on a crawl or with the missus; it might get a bit busy later on though, particularly at weekends.

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