Back to work and back to filthy food, the fifth stop on the opening day of this little adventure saw us take in Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn (or Triple L B, Liquor & Burn, assorted other abbreviations, delete as applicable).

The former Socio Rehab/Miracle On High Street is a two storey burrito paradise, and these days has a more defined bar/restaurant split. Upstairs you can fulfil all of your Americana gluttony on a fine array of burgers, burritos, tacos and nachos (and the pint of shrimp & squid is an absolute must), or head downstairs for a bar full to the brim of naughty little numbers like the ginto cocktail or maybe a lagerita or three.

Carrying the torch for the aforementioned Manchester institution Socio, the bar is a great place to pull up a stool and unwind on any night of the week. The décor is irreverent yet doesn’t feel forced, whilst the staff always seem so laid back they’re almost horizontal, yet more than willing to recommend a tipple dependant on your general disposition.

The great thing about Liquor & Burn is that it ticks so many boxes it’s a crowd pleaser in all the right ways. Okay, so if you just want burgers, you should go to Almost Famous or Solita. Burritos? Changos is arguably your best bet. For cocktails you might consider Apotheca and if you want a pint of ale you’re out of luck here. But if you’re with friends all pulling in different alcoholic and culinary directions you can guarantee that if you hit up L&B, every single mother funster in the room will leave coated in sauce and more than satisfied with the experience.

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn

Classification: Bar/restaurant

Food: Mexamerican

Drinks: Cocktails/lager & spirits

Price: ££

Related City Centre establishments: Almost Famous (NQ and Great Northern), Home Sweet Home (NQ and Great Northern), Keko Moku.

Bongo rating: 8/10

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