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The Bay Horse

  • Bars and pubs
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
The Bay Horse, Manchester,

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

There's more to this Northern Quarter boozer than the food and drink. Venture downstairs for gigs, open mic nights and exhibitions

From the original Georgian exterior you could be mistaken for thinking that this pub will be a dark and dank old thing, but you'd be very wrong. With a lively, contemporary feel – colourful sofas, big art work – this welcoming and friendly pub offers a lot more than just a decent selection of drinks and food with a homemade touch (the pies are delicious).  

What makes The Bay Horse special is what else it offers. The downstairs pool room doubles as an event space so there are always new exhibitions, open mic nights and basement gigs taking place. Consequently it feels very much like somewhere actively supporting fresh local talent.

A gentle, sensible door policy helps add to the feel that the Bay Horse isn't really putting a hoof wrong.

Written by Rob Martin


35-37 Thomas Street
Northern Quarter
M4 1NA
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