100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Glasgow's best cocktail bars - and what to order when you get there
From a speakeasy inspired by Van Gogh to Glasgow's first Caribbean rum joint, these cocktail bars are guaranteed to keep…
Best vermouths to drink as an aperitif or to add to your favourite cocktails
Enjoy them over ice or with your favourite liquor
Milk Thistle, Brozen Bar, Crying Wolf: Bristol's best independent cocktail bars
You'll be spoilt for choice
We ate and drank at every restaurant and bar open at Manchester Airport's new terminal - here's what to expect
It's a mixed bag, but we went to them all and this is what we found
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Retro Blockbusters video themed bar - first look and opening date confirmed
"I thought what better homage to an iconic part of our history than to create a parody of Blockbuster, one…
Ranking Spirits By How Cool, Classy Captivating You’ll Seem By Ordering One On A First Date
Heading out on a first date can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. In essence, you’re sitting next to a…
Get all your news in one place
Latest Entertainment news:
Billie Eilish Spoke About Living With Tourette Syndrome & Ppl’s Offensive Responses To Her Tics
"[People] think I'm like, trying to be funny... I'm always left incredibly offended by that."
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
John Mulaney Surprised His Audience With Transphobe Dave Chappelle They’re Rightfully Pissed
"He didn't care that Chappelle is a bigot."
Tins Of Vegemite Baked Beans Have Dropped I’m Toot Tooting To The Shops To Find ’Em RN
That's hit me right in a nostalgic comfort foods spot.
Is Number One an alien? 'Strange New Worlds' writer explains Illyrian canon
Rebecca Romijn's 'Star Trek' character Number One is now an Illyrian. But what are Illyrians? One writer from 'Strange New…
Raven Software’s QA team successfully unionizes in a near-unanimous vote
The Game Workers Alliance is the first of its kind among AAA gaming studios in the U.S.
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
'Doctor Strange 2' leak reveals axed Daniel Craig cameo
A new 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' leak reveals that Daniel Craig almost appeared in the Marvel film…
Moon Knight writer explains why Mister Fantastic should be "a badass" in the MCU
The head writer of Marvel's dark 'Moon Knight' series also wrote the troubled 2015 movie. Even now, Jeremy Slater still…

One of the ‘best cocktail bars in the world’ is coming to Manchester for one night only

By Ben Arnold

Manchester is to play host to one of the best cocktail bars in the world next week. The founders of the revered Attaboy from New York, which regularly features in the lists of the world’s top bars, will be in town for a special pop-up event.

It’s being hosted at Schofield’s, off Deansgate, by Joe and Daniel Schofield who opened the bar on the site of the legendary pub The Grapes mid-lockdown in 2021. It’s since become one of the best cocktails bars in the city.

The Attaboy takeover happens from 5pm on May 18, and though limited reservations are now filled, Schofield’s is a walk-in venue, so there will be limited numbers allowed in on the night. The event’s also being held with Enniskillen’s Boatyard distillery.

“This is arguably the bar that started it all for us, the fresh citrus and block ice are two factors of many,” the Schofields said in a post to Instagram. “We are beyond excited and humbled to have Sam, Michael and Haley behind the bar with us for the evening.”

Joe Schofield added to the M.E.N: "For Daniel and myself, it is simply a career highlight to be able to host the team from Attaboy at Schofield's Bar. We consider them some of the best drinks makers on the planet and they are people we have looked up to since the early days of our career in the hospitality industry.

"They have created numerous classic cocktails around the world and you can find their influence in almost every cocktail bar you visit."

A ‘speakeasy’ style bar, Attaboy was founded on the site of the infamous Milk & Honey bar on the lower east side of Manhattan, by two of its former bartenders, Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy, who runs things with their general manager Haley Traub.











View this post on Instagram






















Ross is perhaps best known as being the creator of the Penicillin cocktail, devised while he was working at Milk & Honey in the mid-2000s, and considered something of a modern classic in cocktail circles and now served around the world.

It blends regular blended scotch whiskey with honey ginger syrup, lemon and smoky, peated Islay whiskey, and usually comes garnished with candied ginger.

More casual than Milk & Honey was, Attaboy is also famous for creating ‘one of a kind’ cocktails for guests on the fly, given an idea of what kind of flavours you like, which stands in contrast to usual cocktail bar practice.

The Schofield brothers, meanwhile, are poised to open a new bar, in the basement of the Stock Exchange hotel. Called Sterling, it'll take up the space formerly occupied by The Vault bar on the lower ground floor. Opening in the summer, the 100-cover bar will be managed by Paola Mariotti, who has worked at the likes of The American Bar at the Savoy and The Blue Bar at The Berkeley in London.

Get the latest What's On news - from food and drink to music and nightlife - straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
Glasgow's best cocktail bars - and what to order when you get there
From a speakeasy inspired by Van Gogh to Glasgow's first Caribbean rum joint, these cocktail bars are guaranteed to keep…
Best vermouths to drink as an aperitif or to add to your favourite cocktails
Enjoy them over ice or with your favourite liquor
Milk Thistle, Brozen Bar, Crying Wolf: Bristol's best independent cocktail bars
You'll be spoilt for choice
We ate and drank at every restaurant and bar open at Manchester Airport's new terminal - here's what to expect
It's a mixed bag, but we went to them all and this is what we found
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Retro Blockbusters video themed bar - first look and opening date confirmed
"I thought what better homage to an iconic part of our history than to create a parody of Blockbuster, one…
Ranking Spirits By How Cool, Classy Captivating You’ll Seem By Ordering One On A First Date
Heading out on a first date can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. In essence, you’re sitting next to a…
Get all your news in one place