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Named for the renowned Champagne vineyards of northern France, Epernay is one of Manchester’s most luxurious wine and champagne bars. Situated in the Great Northern Tower along Watson Street, with a view out over Great Northern Square and the city, Epernay is a popular venue for private parties and corporate hire. Drop in for a casual drink, a Champagne high tea, or a masterclass in Champagne or cocktail history, and be blown away by an afternoon or evening of inimitable elegance.
With sixteen Champagnes (note the capital C – we’re talking real Champagne here) and an incredible forty-eight Champagnes by the bottle, it would be remiss of Manchester’s classiest Champagne bar to not stock a bottle or two from its namesake wine region. Indeed, Epernay’s sommelier Marc Farrell has gathered some of the best of Reims’ vintages for your indulgence. As if this weren’t enough, Epernay’s Great Northern Tower premises along Watson Street also host incredible Champagne masterclasses, were participants are guided through the history of the world’s most coveted drop – accompanied, naturally, by plenty of opportunities to taste and experience.
While Champagne might be the star of Epernay’s show, there’s more going on behind the opulent, glass façade of this premier bar and venue upstairs in Watson Street’s Great Northern Tower. Over twenty cocktails are also showcased on Epernay’s extraordinary drinks list, from the classic to the contemporary – all best enjoyed of an evening, looking out over the lights of Manchester’s Great Northern Square and city centre. That said, if you prefer your vintage bubbles better by the light of day, you can always book the best high tea in Manchester. Kick off an indulgent afternoon with gourmet finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones smothered with a Champagne and strawberry jam, a pot of exquisite loose leaf tea and, but of course, a glass of Epernay’s finest.