We’re thrilled to announce that it is now a year since we first opened our doors to the lovely people of Altrincham and what a year it has been. It may sound clichéd to say, but it really has flown by – and now it’s time to celebrate with our Riddles Anniversary Party! We really couldn’t have wished for a better bunch of customers – the warm and welcoming response we’ve received has been incredible.
So much has happened in our first year too. After just a few months of being open, we were shortlisted for the City Life Bar of the Year award, placing 2nd out of all the bars in Greater Manchester. It was an achievement that we could never have dreamed would happen so early on, and it was thanks to the brilliant and supportive people that voted for us. So, from all of us at Riddles, we’d like to say a massive thank you for making that possible.
We also launched our Mobile Bar Hire this year – which now means you can hire us for their events and order bespoke cocktail packages to fit the occasion. We didn’t want to limit the Riddles Speakeasy experience to just our Greenwood Street location, so we’ve now managed to make our own brand of prohibition-style cocktails available to hire for your special occasions.
To celebrate all of this we’re throwing a party. A BIG party. TONIGHT. And you’re all invited!
We want our first anniversary celebrations to be a special one so we’ve put together an evening of speakeasy fun for all you wonderful people to enjoy! There will be an old school barber from Bert and Bert barbershop in Altrincham offering free classic hot shaves. We won’t be charging a single penny for this service – instead, our barber Matt will be collecting donations for The Christie, so if you do fancy a little bit of pampering and donating to this extremely worthwhile cause while you’re at it why not come along and treat yourself!
We also have the immensely talented 52 Skidoo performing from 9pm. If you haven’t seen them before, they play an incredible Harlem Swing set which complements our Speakeasy style beautifully. If you want to feel like you’ve been instantly transported back to the 1920s you’ll want to see these guys perform. We’d love to see all our customers getting into the vintage spirit by doing the Charleston steps – or even just the classic awkward shuffle if you’re not ready to brave the flapper style! (We won’t judge!)
To top this all off there’ll be a drinks reception upon arrival, and we’re encouraging 1920s attire if you feel like joining in with us behind the bar and embracing the vintage aesthetic. Of course this is optional but who doesn’t enjoy an excuse to suit up Al Capone mob style or dress like a glamourous flapper?!
The event starts at 7.30pm and we’d love to see as many of you there as possible so we can celebrate a year of serving “the best Old Fashioned in Altrincham”, and most importantly the best customers in style!