Speak in Code

7 Jackson's Row, Manchester M2 5ND
$$ Vegan

Speak in Code is an innovative and imaginative cocktail bar in the heart of Manchester. Expect unconventional ingredients crafted and curated in an expert way to create a multi award winning drinks list.
Voted top 10 un the official UK top 50 cocktail bars of 2022.

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Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 7 Jackson's Row, Manchester M2 5ND
  • Cross Street: Manchester
  • Cuisine: Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | JCB | PayPal | UnionPay | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: N/A
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Organic Ingredients, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Evening - Bar table 17:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
Evening - Bar table 17:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
Evening - Bar table 17:00 - 23:45
Thursday
Evening - Bar table 17:00 - 23:45
Friday
Evening - Bar table 17:00 - 23:45
Saturday
Evening - Bar table 17:00 - 23:45
Sunday
Evening - Bar table 17:00 - 23:45

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Our largest party size we can take in our venue is 6 people at one time. We're only a small venue with 10 tables, mostly 2's, 4's and one table of 6. With the type of service/cocktails we offer, we're just not built for bigger groups since speed of service and quality tend to dip which is why we made the decision to have 6 max We've trialled larger groups in the past and it just hasn't worked out. We don't accept larger, split table bookings
We strongly recommend bookings as we tend to hit capacity every day. However, we do accept a small amount of walk-ins on our bar stools on a first come first serve basis. If there is nothing available on the website to allow you to book, then we would be fully booked and have walk-in space only.
If you have booked a table from 5-7pm for example, the booking system then allows someone else to then book in from 7pm so we would need the table back and ready for the next booking at the time of ending. There's an option to book tables for up to 3 hours, so we recommend booking with a little flexibility in mind as our booking system is automated and that leaves it out of our hands once you have chosen your table time.
100% - all ingredients we use.
Yes, the transaction will go through when you book, and we then take the amount off the final bill on the evening of your booking
We have our full menu displayed on our highlights reel on our Instagram page @Speak_in_Code
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.88 out of 5 stars based on 971 votes

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Sep 30, 2022
Sarah P.
We love it here, amazing cocktails.

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Sep 13, 2022
Claire C.
First visit to speak in code and it was such a lovely experience. The staff were so helpful and friendly. They explained everything to us, advised us on cocktails and explained the cocktails when they arrived at the table. Thankyou! We will be back!

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Sep 12, 2022
debbie r.
I really enjoyed my visit to speak in code, trendy bar with great atmosphere and music we ordered some delicious cocktails and bar food, staff were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be going back

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2022
Fabiano G.
I love the background music, its not loud enough to have a conversation. I love the setting, tables, how dim the light is, its a great venue. The only thing that could be improved is the drinks, the ice seems to make up 50% of the drinks, for that reason the drinks seem a bit overpriced. But apart from that everything else is great, including customer service

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Sep 04, 2022
Gill T.
Everything was perfect

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Aug 31, 2022
Claire D.
*Food only a zero, as we didn't have food. Great atmosphere, great drinks. Some may say expensive, but its much better quality then many other venues both in Manchester and beyond.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2022
Lauren G.
lovely cozy bar and the staff were so friendly and welcoming and were very knowledgeable about the drinks on the menu. The Sic Mojito and Sic Colada were so delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2022
Angela C.
Just the best cocktail bar ever! Friendly service, great vibes and uniques and amazing cocktails A teal hidden gem.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2022
Lorna A.
Loved the experience! Delicious cocktails and excellent service.

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Aug 16, 2022
Tobias H.
Nice staff and the booking + bill system is really great!

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Aug 03, 2022
Nick M.
Service was excellent. Attentive and incredibly knowledgeable. Drinks we had were amazing and the the menu had a great mix of classics and more experimental options. Great atmosphere too

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Jul 06, 2022
Alison B.
This place is an absolute hidden gem. The decor is great, the atmosphere is great and the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Its a great part of an evening out with friends, either before or after dinner. I honestly cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Jun 19, 2022
Claire H.
Incredible experience! Service was exceptional

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Jun 07, 2022
Rebecca T.
Loved the unique concept of the bar, the music, great service and great quality cocktails.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 05, 2022
Lloyd B.
My girlfriend and I thought that the service and standard of drinks was fantastic! We will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 05, 2022
Ryan C.
I didn’t have food

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May 31, 2022
Rhydian M.
Cocktails only with some coming with bite size nibble. Cocktails great value, nibbles very tasty (food rating 10 for what was supplied with cocktails) Service and ambience excellent.

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May 27, 2022
Charlene H.
Always a great night at SiC but particularly loved the Coupette Takeover!

Overall: 10/10
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May 12, 2022
Claire B.
As always a lovely experience. Highly skilled cocktail makers and nice chilled atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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May 11, 2022
Julie S.
We just had drinks no food. Service was great. Drinks were fab. Recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Philip W.
incredible faultless experience. Will definitely be going back

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2022
ROSE P.
Our server was outstanding. Kept our water topped up all night and kept us in the loop on what we should try. His explanations were amazing. Very friendly service. The vibe was spot on in this place. Will deffo will be calling in again!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 23, 2022
Karin S.
What an amazing bar hid away just off the main road near the Opera house. The staff were Amazing, Cocktails Divine, Food So Nice, lovely atmosphere and beautiful place. Highly recommended. Thank you Nathan, Cheese the beautiful Doggie we met a few weeks ago in Starbucks with his owner Nathan and all the staff. See you next week for round two of the cocktails. Get the Pina Colada’s ready. Xxx

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2022
Leigh S.
Didn’t eat but the drinks and staff were excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Ciaran M.
Absolutely loved the vibe, drinks and service. Kai was amazingly kind, knowledgeable and attentive. The fact that he's new to SiC astounded me, he knew everything that we needed to know! My only quibble is that I do feel that it was a little pricier than I'm used to for a cocktail, but I appreciate the cost goes towards making your own sodas etc. I will be returning!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 11, 2022
Demi B.
Food was incredible. The vibe was amazing and my girlfriend and I loved the relaxed atmosphere. Service was a little slow however the server was friendly and helped pick out cocktails.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2022
Yasemin D.
We came to Speak in Code to celebrate our anniversary and it didn't disappoint - drinks, service and ambience were on point

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2022
Amanda R.
Excellent service and delicious cocktails and accompanying snacks.

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Apr 02, 2022
David B.
Didn’t try the food/snacks as was distracted by the excellent cocktails. Had Track 12 . Wow. Ambiance is perfect for the bar. Would highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2022
Philip S.
Great would definitely go again

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Mar 31, 2022
Sue P.
Will def be going back- friendly knowledgable staff, great cocktails, quirky but comfortable furnishings, great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Mar 28, 2022
Tyrone F.
The Staff were 5*. The experience was perfect. Thanks once again

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 26, 2022
Molly C.
This place is such an incredible vibe, great service, intimate set up, top tunes, amazing food. All round win..

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2022
Tracey F.
Booked a table here fir my husbands birthday for ore dinner cocktails. Real quirky venue,fabulous service and interesting cocktails. Definitely worth a visit

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Mar 06, 2022
Ricky S.
Went to Speak in Code for birthday drinks for my girlfriends birthday. Super chilled vibe, amazing service with fun friendly staff. Cool quirky decor with great music, a definite treat if you’re into hip hop music. I would definitely go back next time I come to Manchester and would recommend this place to anyone wanting to go out in this amazing city.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2022
Henry A.
Excellent experience, very lovely.

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Mar 02, 2022
Pat P.
Very nice venue, amazing atmosphere and very helpful staff

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 28, 2022
laura b.
We loved it. The cocktails were amazing, and allthe little touches really gave us a wonderful experience. All of the team really know their stuff and could offer suggestions based on your prefered type of drink. All really friendly, all know what they're talking about. 100% will be back :)

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2022
Pamela O.
Lovely drinks and fab service, highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2022
Bex S.
Fab cocktail bar, will be visiting again!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2022
Nicola H.
Amazing we loved our cocktails it was an amazing experience

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 23, 2022
Katie M.
I have been watching Speak in Codes journey from the start and it was our first family visit back in town for my birthday. It certainly didn’t disappoint, we all loved it! The guy who served us was so friendly and knowledgeable, guiding us through the drink options. My cocktails were amazing but completely different, which was fabulous. A great edition to Manchester. We’ll be back

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2022
Sara O.
Very knowledgeable about cocktails. Very special night

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2022
Francesca M.
Fabulous staff couldn't do enough for you so helpful with choosing your drink will definitely recommend and will be back. Had to mark food 0 as we did not eat and were not given option in the review to tick n/a

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2022
Sean M.
Welcomed quickly on entrance, asked if we wanted to check in our coats, menu explained quickly and clearly. Loved the overall ambience and music. Served quite quickly, asked if all was good a few minutes after being served our cocktails - which were exceptionally good. A great experience, we will return!

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Feb 14, 2022
David B.
Really nice place

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Lisa S.
Absolutely love this venue. The staff are amazing, so friendly and helpful and knowledgeable, the drinks are really interesting and soooo tasty, the decor and ambience perfect, I’d rather no one one else finds out about it really (sorry Nathan - Joking!) Didn’t have any food, must remedy that next time…

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2022
Linda F.
Small, but perfectly formed.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2022
Alex Y.
this was our first visit and i’m really impressed, the service was amazing, the decor and vibe was lovely, the drinks and bar snacks were great, big thanks to matt and unfortunately i didn’t catch the other bartenders name but he was great also, will definitely be back :)

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2022
Nisha N.
It was perfect. The cocktails were amazing. Connan who took care of us was incredible. My only suggestion is that maybe it was a little too loud in there but not too bad at all. Cannot wait for my next visit