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We offer The Pen and Pencil for full venue hire on Sunday and Monday evenings. The bar has a capacity of 250 guests and is perfect for all celebrations including birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings.

From a corporate perspective we are suitable for networking meetings, product launches, after work parties and sales conferences.

We have two rooms each with their own bar and can come up with bespoke food and drinks packages, all specially created on-site by our Head Chef.

We can provide projectors as well as the live music acts and DJs (the latter at an additional cost).


  • Wifi
  • Wines & champagnes
  • 250 capacity
  • Bespoke canape and slider packages
  • Cocktails
  • Craft beers
  • DJs every Thursday/Friday/Saturday
  • Pre-order drinks packages available
  • Private back room capacity 65
  • Private bar available
  • Projector, screen and microphone available

 Food And Drink

  • Professional Kitchen


  • Licensed until 2am
  • TENs Available


  • 150 Reception


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Promoters
  • Amplified Events
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 2000ft2 (186m2)
  • Ceiling height 10ft (3.0m)
  • Disabled Access
  • 57 Hilton Street
  • Manchester
  • M1 2EJ

More about  The Pen and Pencil

The Pen and Pencil is a bar/eatery sitting on the corner of Tariff and Hilton Street in Manchester's buzzing Northern Quarter.

At The Pen and Pencil, we have a space that lends itself to any occasion. Whether it's a birthday party, business meeting, presentation or hen do, we can help. Our private room can host 65 guests or for a bigger event we also offer the full venue which accommodates up to 200 guests (full venue hire available Sun-Thursday.)

We have a number of food and drinks packages available, and we also offer bespoke drinks packages to suit you and your event.

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