October 2010 – Sakura, Deansgate Locks, Manchester opens Friday 1st October

We are extremely proud to announce the launch of Sakura, Manchester. the newest elite and most inspired bar and club, which will open on Deansgate Locks on Friday 1 October with a weekend of entertainment set to revolutionise the city’s already renowned and eclectic entertainment panorama.

The opening Friday will feature two Kiss 100 legends – former Hacienda DJ and Ministry of Sound mix genius, Graeme Park, and Kiss weekend presenter and arguably the UK’s hottest radio DJ, Steve Smart.

On Saturday Sakura plays host to Freemasons – Russell Small and James Wiltshire – who have become one of the UK’s most successful producing teams.

Sakura (Japanese for ‘cherry blossom’) is an inspired fusion of cultures. The venue will be open from mid-day Monday to Saturday with the stunning Sakura lounge bar serving premium drinks and cocktails, authentic sushi and a tempting selection of Bento boxes and classic Pan-Asian dishes for a great casual-dining experience. With a vibrant yet understated buzz, it’s a cool, sophisticated setting for lunch, after-work relaxation or early evening drinks.

Sakura’s Twisted Tokyo club opens from 9pm-4am, six days a week. A high-tech vibe blends with the best of contemporary club culture. World-class guest DJs and renowned promoters will host credible nights and the club features giant LED panels, exposed brickwork and bold minimalist design. The Opium Lounge – also located in the club – is the last word in Eastern sophistication and decadence and the ultimate private party venue and VIP experience.

At Sakura we pride ourselves on great service with our team of experienced, knowledgeable bartenders and servers and an exclusive table reservation policy which will complement the venue’s range of superior cocktails, sake and other drinks from around the world.

Following the opening, Monday–Wednesday each week will feature student events presented by top promoters Global Glamour, Social Junkies and Comeplay. On Thursdays Sakura will host Eivissa, a gathering of the social elite. And Sakura’s in-house nights, Friday (Buddha Beats) and Saturday (Sekushi) will feature a range of music from chart remixes through party anthems to club classics and the quirkily commercial, hosted by Sakura’s resident DJs, former Hed Kandi headliners David Dunne and Andy Daniels.

Visit the Sakura Manchester website