My parents were born in the 60's so although I'm a 90's child, the songs of The Supremes or Michael Jackson were always playing in the background of my childhood memories. I love a bit of 'Baby Love' or 'Billie Jean'. Now, before you start thinking I'm an old soul, it seems there are others who feel the same. NoHo Bar in the Northern Quarter plays music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. I don't mean the cheesy 'disco' tunes that make my head spin. No, NoHo Bar have a great playlist of classics like the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing, Grease, and The Bodyguard. Speaking of the great Whitney Houston, I was singing my heart out only a few weeks ago to 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)', and I didn't get one strange look – everyone else was doing the same.
NoHo Bar is one of those Northern Quarter bars that is really the crème de la crème' of the cool cats club. People in their late twenties and early to mid-thirties haunt NoHo Bar, but anyone who loves a good time is welcome. I don't fit into that age category and thankfully everyone seemed to ignore the fact that I was warbling at the top of my lungs to a Mariah classic.
Drinks are average priced, (£1.50 for a bottle of water, £3.40- £3.90 for beer), but you'll want to spend that little bit more on the cocktails (6.00 each). Ooh wee, they were yummy. There's a reason why the owners call it a cocktail lounge. I recommend the New York Times (vanilla vodka, raspberry liqueur, creme de mure, lemon), Coney Island Sweetheart (raspberry liqueur, lemon, guava, and ginger), and Alphabet City Mojito (house infused pineapple rum, pineapple, fresh mint). They're not too stingy on the drinks size either.
If you are you are a Marice Blane, or Dion and the Belmonts fan, then NoHo Bar's your place. You might just see me there dancing like no-one's watching in the ignorant assumption I'm the next dancing queen.