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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Tib Street Tavern Manchester
Manchester Northern Quarter Bars
The Northern Quarter has established itself as the most popular place to go for a night in Manchester, with some of the city's best independent bars and traditional pubs to be found here.

Located around the revamped High Street and the 'original Northern Quarter' on Oldham Street, it's next to both the Arndale Centre and Piccadilly Gardens, and now stretches up to Piccadilly Basin, next to the station, taking its name from the M4 postcode, in which it sits.

The Northern Quarter has always been famed for it's emporiums and independent shops, selling all sorts of weird and wonderful products, from retro clothing and rare vinyl, to collectable comics and board games, skate boards and hipster bicycles, to smoking paraphernalia and unusual art.

Today it is equally famed for its nightlife and is the most vibrant area of Manchester, with many young professionals living in the Northern Quarter's flats.

There's a whole host of privately owned bars and pubs in the Northern Quarter, with new establishments seemingly opening up on a monthly basis, each offering a fine array of foreign beers, local brewed casks, cocktails, spirits and food.

The Northern Quarter also has a high proportion of live music venues with the long standing Band On The Wall, Night & Day Cafe, Dry Bar and Matt & Phreds Jazz Bar all enjoying a great resurgence.

 

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Key:    Ale = Real Ale Bar     Cocktails = Cocktail Bar
Wine = Wine Bar    Disco = Disco    Gay friendly = Gay Bar
Live Sports = Live Sports    Popular with Manchester United fans = MUFC bar     Popular with Manchester City fans = MCFC bar
Pool Table = Pool/Games     Quiz nights = Quiz Night      Karaoke = Karaoke

 
Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Dive
Clubs in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Dive
Dive NQ   Cocktails  Disco   Live Music  Live TV  Late Opening  Stag & Hen parties
This local neighbourhood basement bar next to Afflecks Palace in the Northern Quarter offers everything from live DJ’s and entertainment to bites, beats and liquor with the stars of the show being the giant sharing cocktail buckets. Selected by Sky Sports and Carling as the best place to watch live sports in Manchester, and the first UK venue to boast the latest HD televisions, you can watch the game in ultra HD, whether it be United or City, football or rugby, boxing or cricket, F1 or tennis… you name it - with 11 screens dotted around the venue, you’ll never miss the action, but be warned: a few quiet drinks can quickly turn into a full blown night out as the venue has a licence until 05:00 so you could end up dancing until the sun comes up.
Ale = £4.20+    Wine = £3.20+    Cocktails = £6.50+
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Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester ~ RBG Manchester
Manchester Northern Quarter Bars ~ RBG Manchester
RBG Bar & Grill   Cocktails  Wine  Garden
Ideally located in Manchester city centre on the doorstep of Manchester Arena and Manchester Victoria station, RBG Bar & Grill makes it home at the Park Inn by Radisson. With a range of refreshing beers, exciting cocktails and everything in-between you can relax with your favourite tipple. Whether you are starting, ending or part way through your day they have something to quench your thirst.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+
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Best Bars in Northern Quarter Manchester -  Cottonopolis Manchester
Northern Quarter bars Manchester - Cottonopolis Manchester
 Ale  Cocktails  Pets
Ale = £4.50+    Wine = £4.50+    Cocktails = £9+
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Northern Quarter bars - Elnecot
Northern Quarter bars - Elnecot
Elnecot   Ale   Cocktails  Wine 
When the Elnecot team set out to open a bar they wanted to create something grounded in their location and heritage whilst offering a welcoming ambience for their customers.  They wanted to create a venue that was inviting in all circumstance: work or play, solo or friend-group or even with your dog! (Yes they are dog friendly). These plans culminated in Elnecot.
Ale = £4.50+    Wine = £3.80+    Cocktails = £7.50+
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Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - The Bay Horse Tavern
Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - The Bay Horse Tavern
The Bay Horse Tavern   Ale  Cocktails  Wine   
A modern take on a Victorian Pub, positioned on Thomas Street right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.  It is a laid-back spot with charm and personality to spare, a home away from home to relax in warm and comfortable surroundings with a vast range of Gins, Craft Beers and other libations.
Ale = £3.90+    Wine = £3+    Cocktails = £7+
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Northern Quarter Manchester bars - Cane & Grain
Northern Quarter Manchester bars - Cane & Grain
This Northern Quarter favourite, from the same people behind The Liar's Club, Black Dog, Dog Bowl, and Crazy Pedro's, boasts three floors of rum, ribs, bourbon and beer, all with a very different feel. If it’s a beer that you are looking for, then grab yourself a seat in the ground floor Rib Joint & Tap Room with its iconic 80’s skate posters, wall of skate deck tiles and limited edition David Bowie skate deck (given pride of place on a wall of its own), to enjoy one of eleven on tap and countless more by bottle.
Ale = £3.90+    Wine = £3.50+    Cocktails = £7.50+
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inside Cane & Grain
Ale = £?+    Wine = £3.50+    Cocktails = £9+
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inside Cane & Grain
A secret bar within a secret bar, through a hidden door in the Science & Industry sepakeasy, the top floor of Cane and Grain is inhabited by The Liar’s Club little sister - part rum shop, part dive bar, part tiki heaven, it’s a full on party venue that ensures the sun is always shining in Manchester, no matter what the weather is like outside.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £3.50+    Cocktails = £7+
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Northern Quarter Bars - The Pen & Pencil
Northern Quarter Bars - The Pen & Pencil
Taking its name and inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York, which was popular with newspaper journalists and ad men – the original ‘Mad Men’ - this Northern Quarter bar and eatery on the corner of Hilton and Tariff Street is open from 10am right through until late, offering everything from American and Mexican breakfasts, to lunches, craft ales, afternoon cocktails, boilermakers and late night gatherings with an eclectic range of Manchester's best DJs unil 02:00.
Ale = £4.20+    Wine = £5+    Cocktails = £7.50+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Pubs - Tib Street Tavern
Pubs in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Tib Street Tavern
This no gimmicks Northern Quarter boozer opened in May 2012 and embraces the history and tradition of the area, combining a vintage pub design with contemporary features. Independently owned by three of the leading names in Manchester's bar scene, it’s not attempting to be a theme bar and just offers a good old fashioned selection of beers, spirits and wines with TV screens showing an array of live sports over its two floors.
Ale = £3.40+    Wine = £?+
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Northern Quarter Bars - El Capo
Northern Quarter Bars - El Capo
Not your average Mexican joint, this Northern Quarter favourite may serve up delicious tortillas full of flavour, South American tapas, and very spicy hot wings, but they also boast an epic happy hour, daily specials, and the best damn Margaritas in town. The ground floor bar offers over 80 tequilas, 21 cocktails and an exclusive collection of craft bottled beers whilst the hedonistic cellar cantina offers South American and Mexican food so authentic, you’d think it was flown over daily.
Ale = £4+    Wine = £4+    Cocktails = £7.50+
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Bars near Manchester Arena ~ Base Bar
Bars near Manchester Arena ~ Base Bar
Base Bar  Cocktails    
Welcome to the North’s only Baseball batting cage bar. Book out a batting cage, smash balls, hit the bar, have loads of fun at Base Bar Manchester. They have an awesome bar with the best tunes, amazing cocktails and amiable bar staff so much more than just Baseball!
Ale = £3.50+    Wine = £4+    Cocktails = £6+
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Northern Quarter Bars -  Twenty Twenty Two Manchester
Northern Quarter Bars - Twenty Twenty Two Manchester
This unique bar, ping pong room and events space is hidden in a Northern Quarter back street basement and offers more than the standard bar experience. Initially devised to be a blank canvas, the venue changes appearance several times a year as artists redesign the walls. Supporting the arts, cultural and music sectors, it is a popular place for the creative industry with space available for hire 7 days a week, playing host to many a photographic exhibition, product launch, birthday party, fashion show or photo shoot. Open daily until late, DJs spin Hip Hop, R&B, Disco, House and Garage until 04:00 at weekends.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+
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Northern Quarter Bars - GBA Northern Quarter Clubs - GBA
Northern Quarter Bars - GBA Manchester
Underground, edgy with a touch of industrial cool, and situated right in the centre of the Northern Quarter, is a basement bar with a difference. Open every evening, challenge your mates to a Foosball tournament while sinking speciality cocktails and craft beers, or let your hair down until 03:00 at weekends, as DJs spin the sickest old skool Hip Hop & RnB tracks around. From the same team behind Lost In Tokyo, next door, as well as Dockyard pubs, Liquorice cocktail bar and Damson restaurant.
Ale = £3.80+    Wine = £3.70+    Cocktails = £6.50+
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Northern Quarter Bars - Lost In Tokyo
Northern Quarter Bars -Lost in Tokyo
The Stevenson Square basement bar is known for its wide range of Japanese whiskies & creative cocktails. Inspired by the Far East, the venue has taken the best of down town Tokyo and brought it slap bang into Manchester City Centre. With warrior princess graffiti, oriental lanterns and awesome drinks this place is sure to become one of Manchester's favourite party hangouts.

Ale = £?    Wine = £?    Cocktails = £?
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Manchester Northern Quarter Pubs - Cask Ancoats
Pubs in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Cask Ancoats
Cask Ancoats is a beer drinker’s heaven with one of the most comprehensive lists in town; featuring many local brews, German wheat beers, strong Belgian imports, special American imports and bottles from around the globe. The Manchester music jukebox and the canal side terrace prove equally as popular, as does their relaxed attitude to food, which allows you to bring your own, or even get it delivered!
Ale = £3.60+    Wine = £?+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - NQ64
Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - NQ64
NQ64   Cocktails   
NQ64, Located on Short Street, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, is an underground drinking den where you can also expect to find the best of retro arcade games and classic consoles. Alongside the games is a drinks list with specially selected beer and themed cocktails.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £8+
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Bars near Manchester Apollo - The Green
o2 Manchester Apollo Bars - The Green
The Green   Ale  Live TV Pool Table  Stag & Hen parties   
Next to Piccadilly Station, and on the edge of the Northern Quarter, Manchester's premier indoor golf and sports bar has become the hangout for sports enthusiasts within the city centre. Sit by the canal, shoot some pool, have a game of Fussball, play FIFA 17 on the big screens, sing some karaoke in a private booth, or simply watch all the live major sports including the Premier League, boxing, American Super Bowl, Formula 1, Rugby World Cup and much more, on over twelve 60” TVs and projector screens, set over two floors. On non-match days, the six specialized booths transform to be indoor golf arenas, allowing you to play a round against your friends, and compare your scores against the world leaders, at Pebble Beach, St Andrews, and over 50 other world class PGA courses, without the need to walk between shots.
Ale = £3.70+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter
Clubs in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter
Black Dog ~ NQ   Cocktails  Disco   Live Music  Pool Table   Late Opening
This extremely popular New York inspired speakeasy, diner, nightclub and pool hall, all rolled into one is situated in a basement underneath the famous Affleck's Palace in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Open until 04:00 every day, it boasts great cocktails, five pool tables, table football, a hidden VIP room, live music and DJs spinning hip hop, disco and house. "The Bunker", a new 200 capacity dance and live space, houses a stage for live music and DJ sets, a dance floor, a ping pong table. As one of the most popular bars in town, expect to queue around the block in the evening.
Ale = £3.90+    Wine = £3+    Cocktails = £7+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Crazy Pedros NQ
Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Crazy Pedros NQ
Opened in November 2016, the second branch of the laid back, late night pizza amd Tequila den can be found hidden behind Affleck's Palace in the Northern Quarter. Serving up boozy hard shakes, frozen Margaritas, ice cold cans of Hooch, sharing cocktails, and Manchester’s largest Mezcal & Tequila selection, it's open daily until 04:00. Oh, and then there's the pizzas and nachos, served all night long to help you soak up the booze.
Ale = £5.25+    Wine = £3+    Cocktails = £8+
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Northern Quarter Bars - Ply
Northern Quarter Bars - Ply
Ply   Ale   Cocktails
PLY lies in the heart of the Northern Quarter on Stevenson Square. A bustling bar that serves up sourdough, Neapolitan pizzas from its mirror tiled, wood fired oven. Its carefully crafted drinks menu includes twists on classic cocktails and craft beer sourced from local and international brewers alike.

Ale = £4.50+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7+
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Northern Quarter Bars - Pie & Ale
Northern Quarter Bars - Pie & Ale
Pie & Ale   Ale Garden Children WelcomeLive TV
Pie and Ale is located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, just off Stevenson square. The venue offers a casual dining experience and plenty of fantastic craft ale to wet your whistle.  Along with this they offer a large selection of pies that are handcrafted on site. The beer hall area boasts two large screens on which they show any and all the live sport possible on BT and Sky Sports.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+
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Northern Quarter Manchester sports bars - Second City Bar Manchester
Sports bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Second City Bar Manchester
Second City Bar   Ale   Cocktails   Live TV  Garden
Situated in the heart of Ancoats, on the edge of the the Northern Quarter, this busy American themed sports bar brings the concept back to life with a modern and trendy touch, including a PS4 with sports themed games for you to take on your friends over cocktails, exotic ales, milkshakes or coffees. There's a large outside seating area and you can even bring your dog. With Sky Sports, BT, and DJs at weekends, it is open until midnight every day with regular later licenses for those early-hours UFC, Boxing, NFL and WWE screenings; all shown on a 136", an 85", and two 45" screens, with multiple channels shown at once.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £7.50+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Walrus
Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Walrus
Walrus   Cocktails
Inspired by the Beatles song, the recently redesigned Northern Quarter kitsch cocktail bar is spread across two floors and offers world beers, wines and ciders, as well as their famous cocktails. At weekends, it's one of the area's most popular night-spots with DJ's spinning everything from classic motown and Northern Soul to fringe-pop and modern classics.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Tusk
Northern Quarter Manchester Bars - Tusk
Tusk   Cocktails
The sister bar to Walrus brings a slice of Africa to the Northern Quarter, with tribal surroundings and a vibrant atmosphere. The intimate cocktail bar may be small, but it has a big attitude and is the perfect stop for pre-show drinks, after-work drinks, a cozy evening with friends or the start to a big night on the town.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+
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Other Pubs & Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester
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Ale The Wonder Inn
Wine Scuttlers Wine Bar
Ale The Lower Turk's Head
Ale The Hare & Hounds
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Cocktails Trof
Cocktails Bar 21
Cocktails Apotheca
Cocktails High Street Tavern
Ale The English Lounge
Cocktails Federal Cafe Bar
Ale Micro Bar
Live Music The Ruby Lounge
Ale The Unicorn
Ale 19 Cafe Bar
Ale The Abel Heywood
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Ale The Bouncing Czech
Cocktails Terrace
Ale 57 Thomas Street Beer House
Cocktails Home Sweet Home NQ
Cocktails Common
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Cocktails Luck Lust Liquor & Burn
Cocktails Almost Famous NQ
Cocktails Convenience Store
Cocktails Foundry Project
Ale The Wheatsheaf
Ale The Millstone
Wine Evuna ~ Northern Quarter
Cocktails Chakalaka
Ale The Freemount
Live Music Matt & Phreds
Cocktails Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun
Ale Beermoth ~ Northern Quarter
Cocktails NYQ
Comedy The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club
Ale The City Pub
Cocktails Koffee Pot
Ale Gullivers
Ale The Ancoats Lad
Ale The Castle Hotel
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Disco Mint Lounge
Cocktails Dry Bar
Cocktails Blue Brick Club
Ale Night & Day
Cocktails 33 Oldham Street
Ale Crafty Pig
Ale Wave Bar Sachas
Ale Bundobust Manchester
Ale Pieminister
Cocktails Simple
Cocktails Honey Trap Club
Cocktails Evelyn's Cafe Bar
Cocktails Affleck & Brown
Cocktails Noho
Cocktails Dusk Til Pawn
Cocktails Hula
Cocktails Quarter House
Cocktails The Fitzgerald
Ale Soup Kitchen
Ale Cooper Hall
Ale Eastern Bloc Records
Ale The Foundation Coffee House
Cocktails Allotment
Ale Mother Macs
Ale Q Cavern
Ale Jimmy's NQ
Cocktails West CNR
Ale Crown & Anchor ~ Hilton Street
Ale Port Street Beer House
Cocktails Hold Fast
Ale Stage & Radio
Cocktails Lola's
Ale Northern Monk
Cocktails The Whiskey Jar
Cocktails Tariff & Dale
Ale Shack Bar & Grill
Wine Eleska's Bar 58
Ale Jolly Angler
Cocktails Vivid Lounge
Cocktails Brasserie ABode Bar
Ale Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse
Cocktails Mexica
Disco Sankeys MCR
Ale The Shamrock
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Ale Crown & Kettle
Ale Fringe
Live Music Band On The Wall
Ale The Picturehouse
Ale Burton Arms
Ale Smithfield Market Tavern
Ale Mackie Mayor
Ale The Angel Pub
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