Updated: Tuesday, 19th March 2019 @ 10:52am

Tropical tiki bar The Liars Club celebrate one year of rum, riotous Caribbean fun and setting things aflame

Tropical tiki bar The Liars Club celebrate one year of rum, riotous Caribbean fun and setting things aflame

By Ben Ireland

Manchester’s tropical ‘tiki’ bar The Liars Club celebrated their first birthday in typically boozy style this week – following their win of ‘Bar of the Year’ award at the Manchester Food & Drink Festival.

Based on Back Bridge St, the bar is making a name for itself as a place to enjoy a variety of rums from all over the Caribbean.

The ‘tiki’ vibe is something of an upcoming scene in Manchester, and The Liars club epitomises this with over 100 different rums on offer.

Not your average drinking hole, The Liars Club offers classes in ‘tiki master class’, giving you the chance to get behind the bar, mix drinks, listen to famous rum stories of yore and ‘set things on fire – of course’.

‘Captain’ Lyndon Higginson has even taken his talent for tiki to its spiritual home in Miami this year, crossing the seven seas and beating the Americans in the World Tiki Team Championship.

Bar manager Jimbo has worked in cocktail bars for 10 years in Manchester, Leeds and London. He said: “It’s never not been busy.

“We’ve got the biggest menu, and we’re open latest.”

Chris Hine from Hulme, celebrating his 28th birthday on Saturday, was impressed with the drinks on offer, especially ‘Captain Lyndon’s Treasure Chest’.

The bounty includes a plethora of exuberant drinks and comes in two sizes, ‘large’ or ‘larger’.

He said: “We actually stumbled across this place by accident, but then I fell in love with it.”

Felicity Cross, 27, from Birmingham was here to celebrate Chris’ birthday. She is a self-proclaimed ‘connoisseur of the Colada’, and described her pineapple cocktail as ‘the best I’ve had in Manchester’.

She said: “You can really tell it’s made by someone who knows their rum. You can taste all those island flavours.”

With opening hours between 5:00pm and 4:00am, it has found a niche as a late bar with a difference.

Alex Hulley, 26, from Stockport, said:”It has a really laid back atmosphere.

“Unlike other places with interesting drinks, it doesn’t feel pretentious”.

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