Find out what’s been happening underneath Manchester’s Barton Arcade
We’ve all headed to Barton Arcade for brunch and a spot of shopping, but what about a rave or a dinner by candlelight? At street-level, there are the likes of Pot Kettle Black, Barber Barber and Lunya, but beneath our city streets is Brickworks: 100,000 square feet of subterranean space in the heart of Manchester.
Formerly a private members’ club, this hideaway is complete with vaulted ceilings, a private cinema and plenty of exposed brickwork. The arches and tunnels here make for a totally unique space fit for, well, almost anything. Brickworks has already played host to Foot Asylum, Just Eat and Reebok for pop-up events.
Most recently, BY FORM, a design studio specialising in furniture and lighting procurement for commercial projects, transformed the space for coffee workshop and dining concept, STILL. After dark, the brains behind Joshua Brooks are in charge. The ‘rave cave’ is a two-roomed club that’s delivering techno raves and live gigs aplenty. Christmas celebrations and a rum festival have already confirmed and you can check out what’s on offer as night falls at Brickworks here. From pop-up art exhibitions to private parties, this Grade-II listed underground event space has lots in store for us to get lost in!