Refuge

Top choice bar in Manchester

Occupying what was once the Victorian Gothic ground floor of the Refuge Assurance Building, this is not just Manchester's most beautiful bar, but arguably its coolest too – all thanks to the rep and aesthetic sensibilities of its creative director duo, DJs and restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford, aka the Unabombers, who run Homoelectric, the best club nights in the northwest.

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