Interior shot at Liar's Lounge Bar

Liar’s Lounge at Cane & Grain

Liar’s Lounge at Cane and Grain is a tropical tiki bar paradise hideaway set atop a skate bar, rib joint and part speakeasy.

Smack bang in the middle of Manchester’s Northern Quarter lies a tiki paradise hidden within a trio of bars at Cane and Grain. The overall concept takes its inspiration from its previous occupants ‘Cast’ a legendary skate shop and party hangout and our challenge was to keep elements of the street/skate styling from downstairs and incorporate these into a top floor tiki hideaway.

Case Study: Liar’s Lounge at Cane & Grain

Starting with the more traditional Polynesian materials such as bamboo and palm matting we then layered in a hint of pop culture adding huge replica sharks and sword fish to give it a kitsch edge which was all accesses via a staircase covered in voodoo masks and back lit vintage skateboards again blending these two very different genre’s.

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Cladding the bar with skate boards enabled us to bring the skate styling downstairs up.