Now relocated to the far end of Oldham Street, KP is bigger and more ambitious, opening for longer each day to provide late night boozy fun for the Northern Quarter faithful.
The larger premises definitely lend themselves to big groups and we took a long bench in the middle of the candle-lit bar. It might just be a pre-Christmas lull but having closed the kitchen, the place was extremely quiet on our trip; a real shame as the evening food menu looks tasty, offering burgers, melts or boozy snacks like nachos, chilli and wings.
Settling down with pints of Shindigger and East India Pale (which at £3.80 each are pretty good value these days) and a beer stick (salami at £1.50 a pop) we ended up being the only people in there, but not ones to be deterred we enjoyed our tipple and snacky pit stop nonetheless.
Numerous offers and events are scrawled on the giant blackboard, from 2 for 1 cocktails, Open Deck nights for aspiring DJs and gigs from various artists as well as elongated happy hours, so it appears you’re likely to get something that suits everyone here, and we’ll definitely be back in 2017 to check the place out at night again.
It may be unfair of us to review KP as a bar, and we did um and ah over whether to include it in our list. It would definitely get a higher score if rated solely on its daytime food offering, but as a bar it remains to be seen whether Koffee Pot can match its meritable ambition.
Food: Fry ups or burgers, sandwiches and snacks
Drinks: Cocktails, craft beer, wine and spirits
Related City Centre establishments: None
Bongo rating: 6/10