The newest addition to Walkabout’s all-star portfolio has undergone a transformational, half-million pound renovation to convert it from its former incarnation as a Henry J. Beans into a new-style Walkabout.
The bar now benefits from urban décor befitting its city-centre location, plush V.I.P. areas and a state-of-the-art reef bar, where linked screens showing under the sea and surf footage combine with specialist lighting to give the impression of being underwater in a coral-reef.
An impressive sound and light system top everything off, making Walkabout at The Printworks one of Manchester’s ultimate party venues.
The new opening has created 60 permanent new bar, kitchen and management jobs.
The new-style venue boasts a variety of pre-bookable booths and private areas for parties, meals, club nights and live music.
Front row seats can also be pre-booked for all major televised live sports events, which will be shown on giant new projection screens and multiple HD TVs, reaffirming Walkabout’s reputation as the best place in town for that big match atmosphere.
Walkabout’s new food menu is also on offer, with a delicious selection of light bites, main meals, sharing dishes and party platters, along with a new drinks menu that includes wines, beers and mouth-watering cocktails, inspired by the spirit of Australia.
Already well known for its legendary party nights and live sports, the new venue has been designed to mean that, combined with the delicious new menu, Walkabout is also now the perfect meeting place for drinks before events at Manchester Arena, as well as an impromptu coffee or relaxing lunch for shoppers.
Martin Angus, General Manager, said: “The venue is looking phenomenal and we can’t wait to show people what we’ve got on offer, from party nights and live music to unbeatable big match atmosphere for the packed year of sport we have ahead of us.”
Fred Booth, Director at The Printworks, said: “Walkabout is set to bring an exciting new vibrancy to the Printworks complex, which is already Manchester’s number one party venue.
“Walkabout’s addition to our scheme heralds the start of an exciting new year of change and really compliments the new openings we have coming in 2016.”