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Fab Café

Bars and pubs, Café bars
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

Sci fi, TV and movie themed bar where you can drink with a Dalek or the alien whilst listening to retro cool music.

Like a cross between a bar and a teenage bedroom, Fab Café is a shrine to fabulous TV and film artefacts and to drinking.

Stepping down into the basement bar from Portland Street is like entering another world. Over in that corner you can play table pacman by the side of the Tardis. Sip a beer as the life-size alien and accompanying facehugger lurch behind you, or marvel at the collection of memorabilia that adorns the selves, the thunderbrids model hanging from the ceiling or the Star Wars sofa covering.

Accompanying the things to see and do are drinks aplenty including a couple of changing ales sourced from local brewers, and there's a small and very reasonable food menu - fishfinger butties and Heinz soups sort of thing.

Music is suitably ecelctic too - the dancefloor won't be filling up with any banging hard house so you can relax and bop to Pulp instead.

Regular events include the Wednesday quiz night, gaming Tuesday and the less regular Geek Nights, so check the site for details.

By: Rob Martin


Venue name: Fab Café
Address: 109
Portland Street
M1 6DN
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4.30pm -2am, Sun 5pm-1am
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What can you say about Fab Cafe, other than it’s any Sci-Fi fans dream bar.

As soon as you walk down the steps you enter it seems another realm, there’s the Doctors tardis, arcade games and comic book memorabilia. The drinks menu is limited, but it has the essentials larger and vodka. Friday and Saturday night Fab Cafe comes to life, they have a DJ that plays a range of alternative music from the likes of Blondie to Pulp. 

If you fancy a place that’s cheap and cheerful, that’ll bring back memories then give Fab Cafe a try.