Hospitality Group GSG Announces 2021 Manchester Expansion

GSG Hospitality, the independent hospitality group behind Duke Street Food and Drink Market, Bold Street Coffee, Maluco, Slim’s on Bold Street, Santa Chupitos, Super Megabite, 81 Ltd and the much-loved Salt Dog Slims, has revealed that it will be expanding the brand.

GSG has acquired a venue that is just a stone’s throw away from Manchester’s popular King Street and in close proximity to the renowned Northern Quarter and Spinningfields.

The new venture, which will open in early 2021, will see GSG expand into Manchester and the first brand to land under its hospitality umbrella is Salt Dog Slims.

Salt Dog Slims is a renowned bar specialising in steins, bespoke cocktails and American style chilli dogs that opened in 2012 and provides a unique atmosphere in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Liverpool’s Salt Dog Slims is complete with a hidden speakeasy bar; 81 Ltd. This exclusive speakeasy, that’s tucked away above Salt Dog Slims and is only accessible to those who have got the secret code, is a hidden gem and provides a unique and fun experience for guests.

The new Manchester venue will be home to both Salt Dog Slims plus a special underground bar that will also require a secret code and will be open to guests ‘by appointment only’.

GSG is currently undergoing an exciting rebrand with the parent group named GSG Hospitality, making way for other sub brands of GSG in the impending months.

Matt Farrell, co-founder of GSG Hospitality, said: “Despite the current lockdown and recent Tier 3 restrictions in both Liverpool and Manchester, we’re determined to stay positive at GSG. We’ve been considering expansion into other northern cities for a while now and we’ve finally found a venue that is perfect for us and the concept it’ll be home to.

“Salt Dog Slims is a much-loved bar for its music, drinks and unique atmosphere and we’re looking forward to bringing it to Manchester.”

John Ennis, co-founder of GSG Hospitality, added: “The new venue is right in the heart of Manchester and in the centre of the city’s buzzing nightlife. We can’t wait to open the venue in early 2021 and welcome familiar guests whilst also introducing Salt Dogs and our new underground, exclusive speakeasy to the people of Manchester and beyond.”