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Matt And Phreds

Music, Music venues Northern Quarter
5 out of 5 stars
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Matt & Phreds, Manchester
Matt & Phreds, Manchester, Sign

Infamous jazz venue best known for its monthly jam sessions. Membership costs £50, which gets you cheaper drinks and entry

For aficionados of live jazz, this cosy Northern Quarter club has been at the heart of the Manchester music scene for years.

Now, with up to six gig nights a week, the venue offers the best in jazz as well as folk, gypsy, electro, salsa, swing, world and ska music, too. It’s not just a place for small-time up-and-comers, either – artists who have graced the stage here include Adele and Jamie Cullum.

Every first Monday of the month is the ever popular Blues Jam, where the house band will happily invite anyone who brings along an instrument or their voice to join them on stage. Gigs are free to get into apart from at the weekends when a door charge of a fiver operates, but annual membership is also available for £50 if you’re thinking of becoming a regular. Membership also extends happy hour prices which operate through the week until midnight.

It is sometimes bemoaned that Manchester has lost some of its more independent, cosy, late-night live music clubs, so quick was the city to hop aboard the high-end cocktail bar bandwagon. If you hanker after something a bit more down to earth, Matt and Phred's won't let you down.

By: Rob Martin


Venue name: Matt And Phreds
Address: 64 Tib Street
M1 1LW
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Hidden away down Tib Street, Matt and Phreds has been delighting Manchester's music lovers for what seems like forever. Live music 6 nights a week, with everything from jazz and ska to folk and swing, and everything in between. Entry is free most nights and they have one of the best happy hour deals in Manchester - buy two drinks and get a free pizza. Who can say no to that?