El Gato Negro To Hold Secret, Exclusive Prohibition Evening Next Week

Step back in time...

El Gato Feature

Toast Repeal Day 

December 5th is the day when Prohibition - the ban on both the production and sale of booze (do we hear a boo?) came to an end in 1933.

To celebrate that fine day, El Gato Negro are holding a clandestine event in their celebrated Black Cat bar upstairs (boasting Manchester's only retractable roof.) 

Food and wine aficionados are invited to come along to sample the Black Cat's specially created craft cocktails which will include:

- The Bee's Knees (a tantalising blend of Tito's Handmade Vodka, wild blossom honey and orange blossom)

- The White Water Rickey (a mix of Buffalo Trace Bourbon and homemade strawberry iced tea soda.)

- Branca Brew (a dark blend of Fernet-Branca, fig liqueur and dry lager.)


Though the full recipe is a well-kept secret, Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices. It was actually classified as ‘medicinal’ during the Prohibition era, proving hugely popular in San Francisco and elsewhere. 

So do like the San Franciscans this Repeal Day and give your merrymaking a healthy (ish) makeover. Expect vintage glamour, blacked-out windows and a live swing band in this perfect Prohibition hideaway.

Prohibition Swing Club will be the good folk on-hand to provide the evening's musical entertainment and guests will be encouraged to shake and swing their tail feathers to the speakeasy beat.

The intimate event starts at 7pm and no official booking is required.

Access is recommended via the backdoors on South King Street in order to "elude prying eyes." Discounts will be offered to those who have secured the secret passcode or to those in 1920’s attire.

READ NEXT: The Top 10 Places To Get Sushi In Manchester

Written By


Loves eating cake and baking (skilled at the former, not so great at the latter.) Discovering the vibrant city that is Manchester one burrito at a time.Email: amy@lovin.com