Black Dog Ballroom: Citylife’s Best Bar
Now, we’ve known this all along, but as of January 7, Black Dog Ballroom was officially named entertainment bible MEN Citylife’s Best Bar.
In a phenomenal start to 2011 our favourite late night hang out has also been adding to it’s award winning team of mixologists with the appointment of Ossie Daniels to head up the members only pin-protected Ballroom – as if we needed another excuse to sample the amazing cocktail list!
In more fantastic news for the Black Dog Ballroom, bar manager Martin Taylor was triumphant in the Lamb’s Spiced Rum ‘Master of the Blend’ competition after out-mixing competition from 9 of Manchester’s most high profile bars to become regional winner. He’ll soon be off to compete in the UK grand masters final and we’re hoping he’ll return with a trophy!
I love the creative and individual cocktail menu at the Black Dog Ballroom and spent the festive period mildly addicted to the Candy Caned (a blend of Stolichnaya Vodka, Raspberry, Mint and Candy Strips), so as soon as the January detox is out of the way for good I will be taking them up on their exclusive cocktail masterclass, where not only can you learn tricks of the trade from the bar’s award winning mixologists you can also have your very own concoction added to the hallowed cocktail ‘bible’ kept safely behind the bar.
Inventing my own cocktail is too brilliant an opportunity to pass up. In fact, stuff the detox, fancy a drink anyone?