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 in the official UK top 50 cocktail bars of 2022.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

Bookings are allocated time slots based on the time you wish to stay. Due to the booking system being automated, if you book from 7pm until 9pm for example... An earlier booking can finish on that same table at 7pm and also allow bookings from 9pm without a grace period. So please bare that in mind with your booking to allow yourself time to relax and not feel rushed. If you arrive early, there's a chance your table will still be occupied until the beginning of your booking time.

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: 07887947850
  • 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 1209 votes

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Jan 25, 2023
Mathew H.
SIC was amazing. The cocktails are some of the best drinks I've ever had. Very relaxed setting and lovely ambience and decor inside. 10/10 service from the bartender's as well! Would definitely recommend to anyone who likes cocktails

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Jan 23, 2023
matthew s.
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Loved the music, vibe & the drinks we're bloody amazing. The guy who helped us pick was sooo good, super nice, attentive & knowledgeable. Thanks for making our night so special

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 16, 2023
Darren H.
We love the cocktails here, along with amazing service! The staff are all knowledgable and are always happy to help with the menu.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 08, 2023
Matthew B.
Went for pre dinner drinks- great vibe about the place- staff friendly helpful and knowledgeable- cocktails are unusual but amazing and I can’t recommend this place strongly enough x

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Jan 02, 2023
Desmeana J.
Fantastic cocktails, service, an amazing bar!

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Jan 01, 2023
Dmitri J.
The place suggest 4/5 veg. dishes

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Dec 24, 2022
Mitchell G.
Great place will definitely be back

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Dec 23, 2022
Poppy N.
Excellent service, delicious cocktails, really lovely venue

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Dec 18, 2022
Sean O.
Excellent, as always

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Dec 18, 2022
Fran G.
Fabulous place will definitely return for more if the wonderful cocktails!

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Dec 13, 2022
Fern L.
Attentive staff who wanted to make sure we enjoyed our experience!

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Dec 13, 2022
Sarah J.
It was amazing! Not only the cocktails , but the whole ambients of the place-and the staff were just the right amount of attentiveness! Can’t wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2022
Lucy R.
We didn't have food so I couldn't score that one, but we had a wonderful time. Only thing to make it extra brill would be a jukebox or record player. Can't wait to return. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! Lucy xx

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2022
Janie S.
4 of us visited SiC on Friday night ealy doors and it was busy then. Great atmosphere, staff very attentive , friendy and knowledgable and the cocktails were sublime. We didn't eat but we will next time. Well worth a visit and I recommend booking if you want a table.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2022
STEWART D.
We really enjoyed our visit. It’s quite difficult to read the menu in the half dark but that apart, excellent. We’ll be back.

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Dec 11, 2022
Ursula F.
Speak in code is a special bar with exceptional, unusual cocktails. The team is very knowledgeable and helpful. It's definitely worth a visit

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Nov 11, 2022
Alastair C.
10s through because it was all absolutely perfect. It IS expensive, but it is absolute value. Each cocktail was delicious and distinctive. I cannot recommend highly enough. 10/10.

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Oct 27, 2022
Lizzie B.
I love this cosy, industrial chic cocktail bar. The staff are very friendly, attentive and helpful. The cocktails we had were excellent and arrived quickly. The menu contains very creative recipes and the drinks we ordered were delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2022
Nicola C.
Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much Alex, and the other guy (sorry, I didn’t get his name). The ambience is really lovely, and the guys were so informative about the cocktails. The cocktails were absolutely delicious. Next time we return to Manchester we will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 18, 2022
Kimberley C.
We had such a great evening, all the staff were really well mannered, really lovely friendly and helpful. So knowledgeable about the drinks and really were passionate about making sure we chose something we would enjoy and wanting us to get the best experience. Couldn't fault a thing and can't wait to come back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2022
Leanne J.
Amazing cocktails, lovely atmosphere and knowledgeable staff who took the time to make great recommendations. Will deffo return!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2022
Sarah P.
We love it here, amazing cocktails.

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Sep 12, 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

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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 03, 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 19, 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.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2022
Tobias H.
Nice staff and the booking + bill system is really great!

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Aug 02, 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 05, 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.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2022
Claire H.
Incredible experience! Service was exceptional

Overall: 10/10
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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 04, 2022
Ryan C.
I didn’t have food

Overall: 10/10
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May 30, 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.

Overall: 10/10
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May 26, 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 25, 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 17, 2022
Leigh S.
Didn’t eat but the drinks and staff were excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 15, 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 10, 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.