Our Black Sheep team rider Nick Stansfield has given you an insight into his faveroute Manchester skate spots, pubs, chill spots etc…… check below to see what he rates in Stannerz top fives !
Top 5 food spots:
Lust Liquor and Burn because the legend Tyrone will look after you!
Can’t go wrong with a Gregg’s now and again.
Common bar for their peng maple burger!
This n That for a dope cheap 3 curry n rice!
Pieminister for the best pie n mash about chief!
Top 5 pubs/bars:
Have to mention The Garratt, they’ve done their best to look after the skaters over the years and keep Ste Prime away so big respect!
Common because it’s a regular spot to hit up for a pint after a skate at Central.
Ram n Shakle is generally the pub to hit up after a session at Plattfields….. DAMO CHALLENGE is always on the cards.
Terrace in the northern quarter is always a good shout, especially if my main man Jam is working!
Kosmanaut has been good over the years too, ping pong table downstairs so me n Gez can have it out!
Think me and the rest of us are barred from everywhere else……
Top 5 skate spots:
Sand Bar flat for games of skate and few street beers.
Urbis is still going strong and the ledges are still in good condition considering.
Castlefield has loads of hidden gems lurking about.
Stockport ledges are mint and you can often catch badman Barrett shredding it up.
Then the Arndale’s 23 set handrail is pretty sick for a warm up!
Top 5 favorite musicians to come out of Manchester:
Broke’n’english as a team n as individuals…. (konny kon, Drs and Strategy)
Kev n Gez on the jamming session is always a mint time.
Top 5 skaters from Manchester:
Eddie ‘smellsofbeer’ Belvedere
Andy Scott when he’s not being a knob!
Rob ‘dogger’ Smith
Tyrone (might be 6 there but who gives a shit!)
Top 5 memories from Manchester:
Numerous challenges from DAMO, espically when he went down a 40 foot brick bank covered in snow on a blank board into a load of bushes….
Seeing WU-TANG play at the academy…. PROTECT YA NECK
Working at The Black Sheep
Plattfields lurks…. every single one of them is amazing and skating around with the best crew. Manchester defo has the best scene in the UK hands down…. don’t agree….come see!
And finally meeting my girlfriend Alice.