Le Social Wine Bar

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Le Social
Le Social

Le Social Wine Bar, Pollar Yard, Contain 88 & 147, 15 Pollard Street East, Manchester, M40 7SL – Visit Now

Le Social is launching a new community-minded series of events known as Le Social & Friends. It kicks off on April 21st when Le Social’s cosy shipping container becomes home to Caroline Dowsett and Ben Vulliamy’s debut collaborative exhibition MOTHER – an ode to Mother Earth through a curated series of original pieces and limited edition prints in the form of risographs, print and textiles.

Le Social’s cosy shipping container becomes home to Caroline Dowsett and Ben Vulliamy’s debut collaborative exhibition MOTHER

To celebrate, everyone is invited to the opening party which commences at 6pm on Weds 27th April. Entry is £5 inclusive of an arrival drink from Le Social’s peerless wine selection. The exhibition will be open until May 1st, entry is free but bookings are mandatory – book using the link below. There will also be an opportunity to purchase the artwork, with 20% of all profits going to World Wildlife Fund.

Le Social

On Thursday April 28th, join Caroline Dowsett and Ben Vulliamy for an evening of wine and food surrounded by the artworks of their MOTHER Exhibition. The evening offers guests the opportunity to get to know the artists and understand the artworks while tasting some beautiful wines. Tickets are £35, inclusive of the wine tasting experience and snacks.

The following evening, Friday 29th April will see Le Social takeover NQ favourite Common for a bank holiday special. From 8pm till 1am, Founder Jerome will be setting up camp to keep your wine glasses filled with Le Social’s wonderful selection of wine. Entry is free and Peter Petroff of CHIC and local DJ Róisín will be on the decks, spinning house, techno, funk, disco and more.

Every first Thursday of the month Le Social dedicates to hosting a Wine Tasting Night. So in keeping with tradition, Thursday 5th May, founder and wine connoisseur Jerome will be presenting his latest wine discoveries and new exciting producers. Tickets are £35 per head inclusive of food to accompany the wines. Capacity is limited so act quickly. Check the website (link below) for more details.

Food & drink review: Tucked out on the edge of the city centre, just beyond New Islington, you’ll find Manchester’s best-kept secret, for grape-lovers at least. This is a stylish wine bar and tasting room, hosted by the charming Jérôme Boullier, a man with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things fermented who manages to make it accessible and fun.

It’s all held in a tiny shipping container, with around a dozen seats, and – advance warning – bring your Google Maps app as it’s not easy to find. But fear not, it’s worth it. It’s the kind of place you treat a mate or date to a special evening out, kind of like a high-end treasure hunt but with some of the world’s best-quality natural wine at the end, rather than doubloons.

Like a high-end treasure hunt, it’s not easy to find

As space is tight, you’ll need to book in advance and it’s worth doing soon as these spots get snapped up quick. The soundtrack is lowkey but delightful, with a radio tuned into a French disco station. Think of it as the elegant older sister to Homoelectric’s rowdy young sibling – and indeed, Jérôme’s friend, a Homoelectric regular, has designed some of the eye-openingly racey bottle labels on display here.

Le Social

There’s food on offer too, all prepared in the tiny back room of the venue. Don’t expect a hearty slap-up feast, it’s more snacks and nibbles like Spanish green olives (smothered in some kind of magical seasoning), slices of aubergine, grilled artichokes, tuna fillets and a selection of cheeses from the Butcher’s Quarter.

Judging from tonight’s showing, Le Social is set to become a major force on Manchester’s natural wine scene. There’s a phenomenal range and quality on display and host Jérôme is a joy to engage with. Best of all, it’s priced extremely well compared to other venues in the city centre. Make an advance booking now and thank me later.

  • Pollar Yard, Contain 88 & 147, 15 Pollard Street East
  • Manchester
  • M40 7SL
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