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Big Hands

Bars & pubs

The musical smarts of Big Hands' defiantly independent crowd - compounded by regular after-gig visits from touring musicians - have made this bar an...

296 Oxford Road

Briton's Protection

Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

Like moths to a flame, drinkers are drawn to the Briton's Protection by the red neon sign over the door. The roomy interior is pub perfection: brass...

50 Great Bridgewater Street


Critics' choice
Art, Bars & pubs, Cinemas, Restaurants & cafés

For a quarter of a century, Cornerhouse has championed independent art and film in the city, with a cinema and festivals programme that is arguably the best...

70 Oxford Street

Deaf Institute

Critics' choice
Bars & pubs, Music

The Deaf Institute - aka Trof 3 - is the third bar in the Trof empire, following Trof 2 in the Northern Quarter and the original in Fallowfield, called...

135 Grosvenor Street

Kro 2

Bars & pubs

The largest of the home-grown chain of Kro bars, Kro 2 pays the strongest homage to Danish minimalism, and is all the more loved for it. The bar's abundance...

Oxford House, Oxford Road

Lass O'Gowrie

Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

The Lass is a Manchester institution; since being taken over in 2005, its stated aim has been to create the perfect village inn. The simple food ably...

36 Charles Street

Manchester 235

Bars & pubs, Casinos, Music, Restaurants & cafés

Inhabiting a slightly tired-looking leisure development, Manchester 235 is a luxury, Vegas-influenced restaurant/bar/casino/live music complex. It was the...

Great Northern

Peveril of the Peak

Bars & pubs

This Grade II-listed building, named after a stagecoach renowned for the speed at which it made its trips from Derbyshire, is arguably Manchester's most...

127 Great Bridgewater Street

Pure Space

Bars & pubs

With a roof terrace that offers punters protection from the elements during Manchester's rainy season - so, essentially, all year round, apart from a week...

11 New Wakefield Street


Bars & pubs

This place spent a former incarnation as a public lavatory and is now one of Manchester's trendier, albeit more cramped, boozers. Home to one of the finest...

100 Great Bridgewater Street