The Pen and Pencil

Live Music, Bank Holiday Partying and Bottomless Brunch Galore Sets Summer Alight!

Open seven days a week, The Pen and Pencil is well known for its inventive take on brunch, a twist on a classic cocktail, and as a place where daytime chills turn into long evenings out. Coming up over July, events at The Pen and Pencil include:


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Liam Gallagher Pre-Show Party – Saturday 18th August

The ultimate Manc gig, Oasis legend and one half of our favourite feuding brothers  – Liam Gallagher is playing in Manchester on Sat 18th Aug, and The Pen and Pencil are teaming up with XS Radio and throwing a huge pre-show party before his Lancashire Cricket Club gig! Don’t miss out on getting the party started early at the pre-show party with an exclusive DJ set from the one and only Clint Boon! As well as some top music, lucky Liam Gallagher ticket holders can flash their ticket to receive discounts on food and drink pre-gig, with 25% off food or £3 spirit & mixers.

Get warmed up before the big gig at The Pen & Pencil pre-show party from 3pm, entry is free. As you were. X

Hip Hop Party with Gareth Brooks – Sunday 26th August

Ready for another Hip Hop fuelled bank holiday weekend? Good! Because The Pen & Pencil have got Mancunian fave Gareth Brooks taking over the decks again on Sunday 26th August, to make the most of the XXL weekend.

There’s no work on Monday, so The Pen & Pencil are stretching out the weekend and kicking off their big bank holiday Sunday party at 7pm. Entry is free.

Manchester Pride Food & Drink Offer

As well as all the bank holiday partying, The Pen and Pencil will also be celebrating Manchester Pride with special offers for wristband holders. From Friday 24th until Monday 27th, anyone with a Pride wristband will be able to claim 25% off food, there will also be a Tom of Finland cocktail special and £3 spirit and mixers.

Vice City – Friday 31st August

Grab your hawaiian shirts – we’re going to Miami (sort of)! There’s no denying it – GTA Vice City had one of the best soundtracks of the Playstation 2 era, and the Pen and Pencil are bringing it back with a whole night dedicated to these top tunes. Think Human League, Prince, Michael Jackson, Desire, Tears for Fears, Blondie, Kavinsky, Sister Sledge, Toto, Kool & The Gang and get ready for a night of 80s classics with DJ Duncan Wallis!

The event starts at 8pm and entry is free.


The Pen & Pencil Weekends

The Pen and Pencil have cherry-picked an eclectic range of some of the best DJs in Manchester to entertain guests every weekend ’til 2am. Expect everything from disco, funk, house, soul and chilled grooves every Friday and Saturday night!

Every Friday and Saturday night – free entry

The Pen and PencilPencils Down Quiz Night

Tuesday night is quiz night at The Pen and Pencil. ‘Pencils Down’ is the weekly themed quiz hosted by Quizimodo himself, John Stansfield. Entry is £1 per person and the winner takes it all with the best team name also winning a prize.

The quiz takes place every  Tuesday from 7.30pm – £1 quiz entry per person (pre-booking is recommended).


Wine and Dine Wednesdays with Live Music

Every Wednesday The Pen and Pencil are inviting Mancs to join them for a night of live music, with a bottle of wine and two main meals all for just £30. Acts confirmed over the Summer include The Happy Soul, Gin & Jazz with Yemi, and Bourbon and Blues with Walklate and Lawley.

Live music begins at 7pm every Wednesday – free entry

Bottomless Brunch

For those who may be a little more serious about their first meal of the day, The Pen and Pencil are serving up their Bottomless Brunch for those who just can’t decide which delicious dish to eat first. With a grand total of seven dishes on offer, as well as five breakfast drinks to choose from, the Bottomless Brunch is sure to be a game changer for any self professed breakfast connoisseurs. Options include Steak and Eggs, Breakfast Hash and American Style Pancakes, of course not forgetting all the breakfast classics too! Diners are well and truly spoilt for choice. Bookings for the Bottomless Brunch must be made in advance!

Priced at £40 per person, and runs on the last Saturday of each month.


Happy Hour at The Pen & Pencil

Everyone loves a happy hour, and so from Monday to Friday 5-7pm The Pen and Pencil offers great deals on drinks Including 2 for £10 cocktails, £15 bottles of Prosecco, £3 bottle of Modelo Especial, and £10 house wine.

50% Off Food!

Make Monday manageable, and eat for less every Monday at The Pen & Pencil with 50% off all food all day (email bookings only).

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£10 Thursdays

A new offer from August, The Pen and Pencil are offering any burger or sandwich, plus a soft drink, bottle of Modelo or a small house wine for just a tenner! Available every Thursday from 12pm.

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