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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:   Gay friendly = Gay Bar   Ale = Real Ale Bar   Cocktails = Cocktail Bar   Wine = Wine Bar    Disco = Disco   Live Music = Live Music
 Live TV = Live Sports   Garden = Beer Garden/Terrace   Pool Table = Pool Table   Quiz nights = Quiz Nights   Karaoke = Karaoke   Late Opening = Open after 2am
Stag & Hen parties = Stag/Hen Parties Welcome    Children Welcome = Kids Welcome   Pets = Dogs Welcome   Popular with Manchester United fans = Man United pub   Popular with Manchester City fans = Man City pub

~ Bars listed in order of location, starting at Victoria Station ~

 
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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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 = £?+

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 = £?+

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+

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 Ballroom, 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
Hidden behind a secret door and decked out with wood panelled walls, antique glassware, and 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 the World Class UK finalist Massimo Zitti.
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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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+

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+

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 Ballroom ~ 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+

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 - 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+

Northern Quarter Bars - Hula Tiki Lounge
Northern Quarter Bars - Hula Tiki Lounge
This wild late-night 1950’s inspired Tiki bar in the Northern Quarter offers great cocktails, over 100 rums and 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 DJs get the party rocking to Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk and Soul. Open late every night, and until 04:00 at weekends, this is one of the busiest bars in the Northern Quarter, so expect to queue.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

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Northern Quarter Bars - The Fitzgerald
Northern Quarter Bars - The Fitzgerald
Named after "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott Fitzgerald, this 1920's styled bar above Rosylee and Hula Tiki Lounge in the Northern Quarter has a speakeasy vibe about it. Focusing on the period of defiance during The Prohibition, to the indulgent excess of the wealthy, whilst encompassing the creativity and imagination that flowed around the globe during that era, you can expect great cocktails, one of the best gin collections in Manchester and live jazz and blues alongside DJs mixing soul and funk until the early hours. Open Wednesday to Saturday only.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £7+

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 = £?+

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 = £?+

Northern Quarter Bars - Hold Fast
Northern Quarter Bars - Hold Fast
Hold Fast   Ale   Cocktails   Live Music  Stag & Hen parties
Located underneath Hatters Hostel, this popular old-worldly and nautical themed basement bar, inside the former bowler hat factory, celebrates a bygone era of Victorian exploration and discovery. A place of oddities, curiosities and mythical creatures, it is a unique Northern Quarter venue which even boasts a separate cinema room, together with a retro computer games room, DJs, live bands, board games and Cards Against Humanity to keep you entertained whilst you enjoy the cocktails and craft ales. Open until midnight each night, 03:00 at weekends.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

Bars near Piccadilly Station Manchester -  Cottonopolis Manchester
Manchester Piccadilly Bars - Cottonopolis Manchester
Cottonopolis   Ale   Cocktails
Opened in October 2015, with a nod to Manchester’s industrial past, this extremely popular cocktail bar truly is a gem within the bustling Northern Quarter. Tucked away behind Piccadilly, the venue offers an exclusive experience boasting unique cocktails, an extensive craft ale list including Krusovice Tank beer, a decent wine list with a choice of Sakes, and delicious Japanese-inspired bites served to a soundtrack from some of the best DJs on the Manchester music scene.
Ale = £4.20+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £8+

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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+

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 = £?

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+

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+

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 = £?+

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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Other Pubs & Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester
Ale The Pilcrow Pub
Cocktails Washhouse
Ale The Wonder Inn
Wine Scuttlers Wine Bar
Ale The Lower Turk's Head
Ale The Hare & Hounds
Cocktails Infamous Diner
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
Cocktails Solita ~ Northern Quarter
Ale The Bouncing Czech
Cocktails Terrace
Ale 57 Thomas Street Beer House
Cocktails Home Sweet Home NQ
Cocktails Common
Cocktails Yard & Coop
Cocktails Luck Lust Liquor & Burn
Cocktails Almost Famous NQ
Cocktails Convenience Store
Cocktails Bluu Manchester
Ale The Wheatsheaf
Ale The Millstone
Wine Evuna ~ Northern Quarter
Ale The Freemount
Live Music Matt & Phreds
Ale Beermoth
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
Cocktails Turtle Bay ~ Northern Quarter
Disco Mint Lounge
Cocktails Dry Bar
Cocktails Blue Brick Club
Ale Night & Day
Ale Crafty Pig
Ale Wave Bar Sachas
Ale Pieminister
Cocktails Simple
Cocktails Evelyn's Cafe Bar
Cocktails Affleck & Brown
Cocktails Noho
Cocktails Dusk Til Pawn
Ale Soup Kitchen
Ale Cooper Hall
Ale Eastern Bloc Records
Ale The Foundation Coffee House
Cocktails El Capo
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
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
Cocktails Bem Brasil ~ Northern Quarter
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
Cocktails Jane Eyre ~ Ancoats
Ale Marble Arch Inn ~ Ancoats
Cocktails Nam ~ Ancoats

 
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