New Caribbean Inspired Bar and Cafe has opened in South Manchester

Chloe Deakin | 10th July 2018

A new Caribbean inspired bar and café has opened in King’s Court, Altrincham.


Drinks Enthusiast Ltd, who hosted the Manchester Rum Festival earlier this year, chose King’s Court and its secluded courtyard off one of the main streets of the Cheshire town as the home of his first bar and café.


The Marigot Bay Bar and Café, named after Marigot Bay of St Lucia in the Caribbean is the result of several years of inspiration and experience coming together to offer South Manchester a venue that takes you through the many tropical islands.


Marigot Bay Bar & Café focuses on Caribbean origins, including a selection of beers such as Banks of Barbados and Carib of Trinidad and Tobago, coffee sourced from the famous Blue Mountain region of Jamaica and a selection of rum and rhums from across the Caribbean islands, including Chairman’s Reserve of St Lucia, Foursquare of Barbados, Appleton Estate of Jamaica, Havana Club of Cuba and Rhum Clément of Martinique.


Chairman’s Reserve, the inspiration behind the project 


There’s also a focus on the traditional rum serves found on the islands themselves, including the Pusser’s Painkiller, known as the “Official Cocktail of the British Virgin Islands”, Havana Club’s original Cuban Mojito and Gosling’s Black Seal, the tempest in Bermuda’s favourite cocktail the Dark ‘n Stormy.


The menu is coupled with a selection of non-rum favourites that can be found on the bars across the Caribbean too, as well as mixers such as fresh coconut water and Ting, the sparkling Jamaican grapefruit juice.


The walls are adorned with memorabilia picked up by Dave Marsland, owner of Drinks Enthusiast, on his travels to the Caribbean.


Marigot Bay Bar and Café has opted for low-level background music from traditional Caribbean radio stations, producing a calm experience for all customers and releasing optimum emotions when enjoying a tipple of choice. The venue re-creates the tranquil, relaxing experience of the bay which is famous for its calming waters and palm tree lined beaches.


Marigot Bay Bar & Café is open from Wednesday to Sunday.