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Pubs & Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester
The Northern Quarter has quickly become the most popular place to go for a night out with some of Manchester'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 is named after the M4 postcode where 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, and collectable comics and smoking paraphernalia, to unusual furniture and superb 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, Matt & Phreds Jazz Bar and The Roadhouse all enjoying a great resurgence.

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beer garden = beer garden, live football = live sports, pool table = pool table, Stag & Hen nights welcome = stag/hen parties welcome, gay friendly bar = gay bar
karaoke = karaoke , quiz nights = quiz nights, children welcome= kids welcome, Manchester United bar = popular with united fans, Manchester City bar = popular with city fans

The Liquorists Manchester
22 Redbank Manchester
The Liquorists 22 Red Bank
A mixed use venue from The Liquorists and Tone Photographer, available for private parties and used as one of the destinations in The Liquorist's Trails and for their Masterclasses amongst other events. Located in the residential Green Quarter, just a 5 minute walk from the Northern Quarter, there's a full premium spirits bar manned by international award-winning cocktail makers, a whisky lounge, photographic studio, full professional kitchen, a banquet dining area, table football and table tennis.
cocktail menu  food served  live music nights  Stag & Hen nights welcome  quiz nights ~ NO DRESS CODE | INVITE ONLY ~

RBG Manchester
RBG Northern Quarter Manchester
Located on the edge of the Northern Quarter in the residential 'Green Quarter' area, you'll find the RBG cocktail bar at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel with its suntrap terrace, perfect for summer drinking. With the Manchester Arena located just across the road, it's a popular pre-concert destination.
cocktail menu  food served  beer garden  live football  Stag & Hen nights welcome  children welcome ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Bar 21
Bar 21
Movie & music themed venue. Established in 2006, at the forefront of the ever changing culture of Manchester's Northern Quarter and remains the most popular cafe bar in the area. The interior look is quirky, with posters, memorabilia and various eye-catching props on display over two floors. The furnishings are comfortable & the island bar is stocked with a large selection of quality spirits.
cocktail menu open after 2am disco or club food served quiz nights~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Apotheca Manchester
Aotheca Northern Quarter Manchester
Amongst antique pharmacy cabinets, which give it an almost gothic feel, this multi-award winning Northern Quarter bar serves some of the best cocktails in Manchester. Fantastic DJs pump out everything from Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon to the Hot 8 Brass Band and Snoop Dog whilst a downstairs bar is also attached to Dough Pizza Kitchen by an underground tunnel.
cocktail menu  food served  quiz nights ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

The Blue Pig
The Blue Pig
Imagine a wonderfully Parisian place right in the heart of Manchester - lots of dark mahogany wooden panelling, rich leather seating, colourful glass lights suspended from old metal chandeliers, lush green plants, original 1930s art deco doors, old sepia mirrors and reclaimed brick, all in a place flooded with natural light.
cocktail menu  food served  quiz nights ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Walrus Manchester
Walrius Northern Quarter Manchester
This recently redesigned kitsch cocktail bar is spread across two floors and offers great cocktails, world beers, wines and ciders. At weekends, it's one of the Northern Quarter's most popular night-spots with DJ's spin everything from classic motown and Northern Soul to fringe-pop and modern classics
cocktail menu  food served  disco or club ~ SMART CASUAL DRESS CODE ~

Odd Manchester
Odd Manchester
Odd Manchester
This Bohemian bar, set over two floors on Thomas Street, represents the Northern Quarter better than any other bar - an unpretentious place to relax with regular live folk music hosted by The Travelling Band, a fantastic jukebox, and DJs from Piccadilly Records, amongst others, spinning everything from funk, soul and blues to psych, Kraut and garage. Throw into the mix a great pub quiz and an amazing selection of ales and spirits, and you can see why this is one of the most popular bars in Manchester.
real ale served  food served  live music nights  quiz nights ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Cane & Grain - First Floor Bar
Cane & Grain - First Floor Bar
Hidden behind a secret door and decked out with wood panelled walls, antique glassware, and of course, those taxidermy squirrel lights, the First Floor Bar at Cane and Grain is more than a subtle nod to the speakeasy. Drinks are cocktail led, with an emphasis on classics, but the menu also includes award winning creations from the bar’s skilled staff headed by Massimo Zitti.
cocktail menu real ale served  food served  live music nights   ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Cane & Grain - Liars Lounge
Cane & Grain - Liars Lounge
The top floor of Cane and Grain is inhabited by The Liar’s Club little sister, The Liar’s Lounge - 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.
cocktail menu real ale served  food served  live music nights   ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Cane & Grain - Rib Joint
Cane & Grain - Rib Joint
The Rib Joint and Tap room is located on the ground floor of Cane and Grain. 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), the ground floor bar is an homage to the site’s previous owner - seminal skate shop and free-party venue, Cast.
cocktail menu real ale served  food served  live music nights   ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

The English Lounge Manchester
The English Lounge Northern Quarter Manchester
Located in the Northern Quarter, opposite the Arndale Market and a block away from the main shopping area, this large High Street boozer is, as the name suggests, the most 'English' of venues. Leather sofas, bookshelves, prints on the walls and lots of dark wood set the tone for you to sup the wide variety of traditional cask ales, browse the decent wine list and enjoy great British food.
cocktail menu  food served  beer garden ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter Manchester
Black Dog Ballroom Manchester
Black Dog Ballroom Manchester Northern Quarter
Extremely popular New York inspired speakeasy, diner, nightclub and pool hall all rolled into one. Situated in a basement underneath the famous Affleck's Palace in the heart of the Northern Quarter, it's open until 4am every day, boasting great cocktails, five pool tables, table football, a hidden VIP room, live music and DJs spinning hip hop, disco and house. This is one of the most popular bars in town so you should expect to queue around the block in the evening.
cocktail menu  food served  disco or club  live music nights  open after 2am  pool table ~ SMART CASUAL DRESS CODE ~

Pieminister Manchester
Pieminister Manchester
After much anticipation, Pieminister's pie and cider restaurant has arrived in Manchester. Already known to many across the North West for its delicious and original pies, Pieminister’s restaurant offers first-rate food and cider all day and evening, to eat-in or take away.
cocktail menu  food served  children welcome

Simple Bar Manchester
Opened in 2001, this is one of the original Northern Quarter bars, located next to the soul record shops on Tib Street. With a New York neighbourhood cafe feel, it remains just as popular today thanks to award-winning bouteque cocktails, a great import beer selection and tasty American food.
cocktail menu  food served  beer garden  Stag & Hen nights welcome  children welcome(before 7pm) ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

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With bar stools made from tree trunks, a simple hanging piece of wood used as an outdoor sign and beautiful platter boards made from rare Mexican wood you don't need any more reasons to take a look inside this brand new bar.
cocktail menu  food served  beer garden  Stag & Hen nights welcome  children welcome(before 7pm) ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Tib Street Tavern Manchester
Tib Street Tavern Northern Quarter Manchester
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. There's also a live acoustic music night once a month.
real ale served  food served  beer garden  live music nights  live football  Stag & Hen nights welcome  Manchester United bar  Manchester City bar ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Cord Manchester
One of the Northern Quarter's original bars boasts a recently refreshed interior which provides a popular meeting place for the creative types that flow through its doors. There's a fantastic choice of ales, a large whisky collection, artistic showcases and some great live music, open mic and DJ nights plus a beautiful white tiled wall basement, which is used as a creative events space.
real ale served  food served  beer garden  disco or club  live music nights   ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Dry Bar Manchester
Dry Bar Northern Quarter Manchester
Dry Live Manchester
Ever since Factory Records and New Order opened this historic venue on Oldham Street in 1989, it has overcome the changes of the years, stood the test of time and still remains one of the Northern Quarter's prominent bars and live music establishments. Both Shaun Ryder and Liam Gallagher were infamously once barred. Today, DJs spin everything from indie, Madchester and 80s electronica to 60s, 70s, funk, soul and Balearic beats. Downstairs you'll also find Dry Live, a popular live music and nightclub space.
real ale served  cocktail menu  food served  disco or club  live music nights  beer garden  live football  Stag & Hen nights welcome  children welcome ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Montpellier's
Montpellier's
Montpellier's Cafe & Bar is set in the heart of the Northern Quarter offering a wide range of French cafe style cuisine in relaxed surroundings. Set over two floors Montpellier's offers an extensive range of wines, draught beers, and an ever changing cocktail menu.
cocktail menu  food served  beer garden  Stag & Hen nights welcome  ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

NoHo Northern Quarter Manchester
NoHo Bar Manchester
Located on Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter, this dimly lit great little gem of a bar offers comfy Chesterfields in which to sit and enjoy some of the best cocktails in Manchester. A very popular bar with a young creative crowd, graffiti lines the walls with artsy murals of skyscrapers and cityscapes, whilst another wall is transformed into a movie theatre with old films screened during the week. Resident DJs turn it into a dancing den at weekends with the bar becoming a cool place to party.
cocktail menu  disco or club ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Dusk til Pawn Manchester
Dry Bar Northern Quarter Manchester
Dry Live Manchester
Opened in December 2012 by the same people as NoHo, next door. This is a true Northern Quarter speakeasy, concealed behind the vintage guitars and televisions on display in the metal-barred windows of an old-fashioned pawnbroker's shop. Specialising in bourbon whiskies, the cocktails are amongst the best in Manchester and a free jukebox offers classic soul, blues, folk and rock.
 cocktail menu ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Bakerie Manchester
Bakerie Bar Manchester
Bakerie Northern Quarter Manchester
Opened in 2011 by the same people behind Apotheca and Dough Pizza Kitchen, this very popular European style bread and wine bar offers traditional ales, cocktails and an impressive wine list with over 70 bins to choose from. In keeping with its Northern Quarter location, this is a friendly and unpretentious place to sit and enjoy freshly baked bread and great wines without feeling like a novice.
 cocktail menu  food served  children welcome ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Bakerie Pie & Ale
Bakerie Pie & Ale
Opened during May 2013 in the building behind its sister bar Bakerie, this excellent pie and ale bar is the perfect place to try new ales and eat unique pies all made in house. Bakerie Pie and Ale has a weekly changing menu., always something new to try!
 food served  real ale served ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Bem Brasil Northern Quarter Manchester
Bem Brasil Northern Quarter Manchester
The original branch of the ever-going chain and the first of its kind in the North West, this Brazilian churrascaria restaurant on the corner of Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, boasts a separate cocktail bar with, as you'd expect, arguably the best Caipirinhas in town. Forró nights every Tuesday offer live Brazilian music to get you dancing and in the carnival mood.
 cocktail menu  food served  live music nights  Stag & Hen nights welcome  children welcome ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

The Shamrock
The Shamrock
A traditional family run Irish pub located on the outskirts of the Northern Quarter serving Manchester’s best Guinness. Come and try it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed. The bar shows live sports, from premiership football, box nation to horse racing, and Gaelic sports. Also the home of Manchester’s Best Irish Bands.
 food served  live music nights  Stag & Hen nights welcome  children welcome ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Hula Manchester
Hula Northern Quarter Manchester
Hula Tiki Loung Northern Quarter Manchester
This wild late-night 1950’s inspired Tiki bar in the Northern Quarter offers great cocktails, over 100 rums and even more hedonistic fun. Early doors, relaxed beach tunes and tropical fish whisk you away from the Manchester rain above to a Polynesian paradise before all hell lets loose when the flame throwers hit the Zombies and the resident XFM DJs get the party rocking. Open late every night, this is one of the busiest bars in the Northern Quarter, so expect to queue. Look out for the free rum tasting sessions.
 cocktail menu  disco or club  open after 2am   ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

The Fitzgerald
The Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald takes pride of place in Stevensons Square above Rosylee and Hula Tiki Bar. The 20's styled bar has a speakeasy vibe about it, but focuses on all things 1920s, from the defiance of prohibition, to the indulgent excess of the wealthy, encompassing the creativity and imagination that flowed around the globe during that era.
 cocktail menu  disco or club     ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Shack
Shack
Shack was born from what was formerly a clothing warehouse, using the whole of the ground floor of Hilton House designed from reclaimed wood, with its centrally located bar boasting a great selection of draught beers and also craft bottled beers, also serving classic and signature cocktails.
real ale served  live football  pool table  Stag & Hen nights welcome    ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Tib Street Tavern Manchester
Crown and Anchor Northern Quarter
Crown & Anchor Manchester
This traditional pub turned modern bar in the Northern Quarter offers a good choice of real ales and draught beers, all complemented by a pool table, rooftop terrace and live sport. Owned by the same people behind the neighbouring R'House, Lammars and Lola's Bar, it has recently been refurbished with their trademark touches including an ice white bar lit by changing neon colours.
real ale served  beer garden  live football  pool table  Stag & Hen nights welcome  Manchester City bar ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Cuba Cafe Northern Quarter Manchester
Cuba Cafe Northern Quarter Manchester
A friendly little Cuban-style bar, hidden away off Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter offering midweek salsa classes and classic soul club nights at weekends. Get there early as it's normally packed. Over 25 policy at weekends.
food served  disco or club  live music nights  

Kosmonaut Manchester
Kosmonaut Manchester Northern Quarter
Kosmonaut has a laid back, artistic feel inspired by the bars in NY’s meatpacking district. The three bare brick rooms have been stripped back to reveal the former cotton warehouse’s original character and are filled with individually sourced reclaimed fixtures and fittings. The bar top and tables are graffitied from their days in school science labs and the light fittings imported direct from derelict communist factories .
 real ale served cocktail menu  food served  disco or club       ~ SMART CASUAL DRESS CODE ~

The Whiskey Jar Manchester
The Whiskey Jar Northern Quarter Manchester
Opened in December 2012, this very popular Northern Quarter blues bar offers an evergrowing list of whiskies, Pieminster pies, local ales and a fantastic cocktail list. The exposed brick walls of the old textile mill, in which it stands, add the perfect ambience with leather Chesterfield sofas, clever lighting, a piano, two dart boards, a live music venue in the basement and an outdoor heated seating area.
 real ale served  cocktail menu  food served  live music nights  beer garden  Stag & Hen nights welcome ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

El Capo Manchester
El Capo Manchester
El Capo is not your average Mexican joint. Yeah, they serve up delicious tortillas full of flavor, life-altering South American tapas, and wings that make you scream so loud the windows might shatter, they also boast an epic happy hour, daily specials, and the best damn margaritas in town! Bringing together traditional Mexican and South American design whilst preserving the historic integrity of Manchester’s renowned industrial architecture, El Capo offers a one of a kind experience.
cocktail menu  food served   Stag & Hen nights welcome ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Lammars Manchester
Lammars Manchester Northern Quarter
Lammars Northern Quarter Manchester
This vibrant bar, hidden away in the Piccadilly Basin area of the Northern Quarter, is named in tribute to legendary Manchester drag queen, Frank 'Foo Foo' Lammar. A hidden gem that became one of the busiest bars in town after being voted the Pride Of Manchester Awards 'Best Bar in Manchester' two years on the trot (2009 & 2010). DJ's playing motown, soul, 70's, 80's and disco attract an eclectic crowd, which includes everybody from bearded Bohemian types and fancy dress hen parties, to dressed to impress models from the agency next door, or those heading to the nearby gay village. Expect to queue (and pay) to get in at weekends.
 cocktail menu  food served  disco or club  beer garden  Stag & Hen nights welcome   ~ SMART CASUAL DRESS CODE ~

The Green Sports Bar Manchester
The Green Manchester
This sports bar in the Piccadilly Basin area of the Northern Quarter, just next to Piccadilly Station, boasts 12 large indoor golf simulators which also double as huge screens for live sports, XBox 360 games, private karaoke screens or Microsoft Kinect bowling lanes and dance booths. There's also pool and table football offering the full sports experience. Previously known as Golftorium.
 food served  live football  pool table  Stag & Hen nights welcome  Manchester United bar  Manchester City bar ~ NO DRESS CODE ~

Nearby areas:
Pubs and bars on Portland Stret
Bars in The Printworks and Millennium Quarter
Pubs and bars in the gay village
Pubs and bars around the town hall
Pubs and bars near the City of Manchester Stadium
Pubs and bars in other areas of Manchester

Cord Manchester
RBG Bar Manchester
Crown & Anchor Manchester
The Liquorists Manchester
The Hare & Hounds real ale served karaoke
Trof cocktail menu food served disco or club live music nights beer garden quiz nights 
Bluu cocktail menu food served disco or club beer garden Stag & Hen nights welcome  
Keko Muko cocktail menu
Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn cocktail menu food served
Common cocktail menu food served  disco or club beer garden  quiz nights children welcome(daytime) 
A Place Called Home food served
The Millstone real ale served Stag & Hen nights welcome Manchester United bar 
The Bay Horse real ale servedfood served
57 Thomas Street real ale served
Cane & Grain cocktail menu food served
Terrace
Superstore cocktail menu food served
Kraak Studio
The Optimist
Solita
The Unicorn real ale served live music nights live football Stag & Hen nights welcome karaoke
NQ Live
Barcelona NQ
Allotment
The Northern
Matt & Phreds
Twenty Twenty Two
The Wheatsheaf real ale served live football   live music nights Stag & Hen nights welcome karaoke gay friendly bar (friendly) 
Band On The Wall real ale served food served disco or club live music nights children welcome
Picturehouse real ale served food served disco or club live music nights open after 2am children welcome
The Burton Arms
Smithfield Bar & Hotel real ale served live football pool table Stag & Hen nights welcome children welcome
The Angel real ale served food served beer garden
The Marble Arch real ale served food served
Bar Fringe real ale served food served beer garden
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The City real ale served
Gullivers Bar live music nights
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Joe's Cafe
Copacabana
Guilty By Association cocktail menu
Soup Kitchen food served
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Mother Mac's real ale served Manchester City bar
Roadhouse disco or club live music nights open after 2am
El Capo cocktail menu
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Port Street Beer House real ale served
Lola's cocktail menu
Shack Bar & Grill cocktail menu
Scuttlers Wine Bar
Lower Turks Head
Sankey's disco or club live music nights open after 2am
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