At the end of 2015 a plan was hatched to visit and experience every bar within the Northern Quarter of Manchester.

Five intrepid beer samplers (plus an ensemble cast of whoever got dragged along that night) will find, rate and review everything that this sometimes cultural hot-spot, sometimes awful tourist trap, has to offer.

To make sure everything stays relatively civil, a few simple rules have been drawn up:

  • The NQ boundaries go from Piccadilly Gardens to Shudehill, to Swan Street to Ducie Street
  • 3 out of 5 of the core group must be in attendance for a visit to count
  • There is a 1 drink minimum for all in attendance
  • Photographic evidence must be obtained