Monday - Thursday 10am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 01:00
Sunday - closed
- Free WiFi
About Project Halcyon Distillery
Set to the backdrop of a turn of the century illicit warehouse blues bar. Project Halcyon Distillery is a cocktail bar based in the heart of Manchester, that offers an array of various wonders; An exciting and innovative seasonal cocktail menu, Craft spirits and liqueurs produced onsite, and immersive masterclass sessions distilling spirits as well as spirit tastings and cocktail masterclasses.
Arrived on time for our booking only to be told by security at the bonded warehouse that the halcyon had not been at that location for a while! Allowed us to make a booking for a place that doesn’t exist! We had planned our day around this booking and we’re left with nowhere to go. Wasn’t of time
Atrocious experience. We arrived in time to make our booking but couldn't find the venue - proceeding to spend a good 20 minutes 'circling the block' and trying to find an entrance. We were subsequently informed by a chap at the Bonded Warehouse (looked like a security guard) that Project Halcyon is presently closed and has been for a long time, and that other unsuspecting patrons had turned up attempting to find it based on bookings they'd made. If the venue isn't open at the minute, we shouldn't have been allowed to make the reservation; if the venue is open for customers, instructions should've been provided allowing us to access on time AND the ten or so phone calls I made to the venue should've been picked up. Won't be booking with this place again or recommending to any friends.
Venue wasn’t open but let us book! Left us with nowhere else to go!
You were closed??? But allowed us to book a table?
Wasn’t open despite booking confirmation and booking reminder! Disappointing end to the night.
We haven’t been due to Covid 19 and you still have our deposit
Loved it, such a cool place.
Great fun finding it ! Bar looks great, good cocktails.
Amazing venue, delicious well made drinks (both menu and classic) and Joe was fantastic, informal and knowledgable. Can’t wait to try the Salon Vert. Definitely my new bar to haunt.
Lovely venue, feels a little out of the way. Being met at the door was a nice touch, not sure after a few more drinks if finding the bar would’ve proved difficult! Prices were reasonable, we were in the snug which was nice and private but could’ve been a little more attentive on service, was early in the afternoon so maybe due to staffing levels. Very much secret bar feeling!
Staff were great and the Absinthe experience was amazing - Rory really knows his stuff and the Halcyon Gin is excellent :)
Fancy as hell! Good drinks, excellent service, cool place overall 👌
Had a lovely evening. Staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Would definitely recommend!
Amazing vibe and all of the staff were brilliant. So helpful about the cocktails and overall knowledge of the drinks was perfect. Definitely need to include some sort of directions as on Google maps/uber it takes you about 5 minutes out of the way. Ideally tell people to go next door to the Crystal Maze location as that would of been ten times easier!
Not sure this is going to take off. It's in a tucked away spot, away from most bars and it's difficult to find. Lovely interior and the service was great, but there are no branded beer/larger for those who are not fond of the craft ales. I tried one ale and it was bloody awful. Probably won't go back.
Loved this place!!!! People that work there actualy know how to make a drink!! However only down side the band was on pretty early and would be better if they started a little later as i think they finished for about 6:30/7ish and they was great to listen to, suited the bar really well.
The service was brilliant from being greeted to the door, to being seated, served and upon our leaving. The drinks were brilliant and really enjoyed the vibe. The quirky photobooth is quite the touch too!
Excellent atmosphere and service. Delightful cocktails.
The atmosphere, the level of service, the quality of the drinks and the attention to detail at Project Halcyon were second to none. I couldn’t fault a single thing! All of the staff were so helpful and very knowledgable, it’s clear that a lot of hard work and talent has been put in to opening this venue. All together this made for a brilliant night out, I would highly recommend a visit to anyone looking for a 5 star experience. Amazing. Gorgeous.
As we were a party of 12 people we were put in the Absinthe Lounge and also had use of the sofas outside. Leon & Liam did a great job looking after us all night. The decor & surroundings were stunning, creating a lovely atmosphere. I'll definitely be visiting again. I'd highly recommend the Cane Toad ruby chocolate rum. Very smooth with coke or if you fancy something unusual try it with milk.