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Dukes 92 December 9, 2006

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Dukes 92Dukes 92 Dukes 92, 18 – 25 Castle Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4LZ map

  • Castlefield is the best place to be in the summer, with canal side drinking and historic buildings.  With it’s large patio seating, barbeque and great views, Dukes 92 is where everybody flocks to.  But it’s not just in the summer that Dukes gets busy – thanks largely to it’s wonderful choice of pates and cheeses, superb choice of beers and wines and open plan warehouse style layout – it’s remained popular whilst others around it have closed down and been lost forever.  Named after the canal lock it sits next to, Dukes Lock should have been numbered No.1 lock as it’s at the bottom of the Rochdale Canal. However the canal was built by a Yorkshireman who refused to have No.1 in Lancashire, therefore the usual numbering method was reversed and Dukes Lock was given No.92 instead!  Upstairs is available to hire and gets popular with birthdays and office parties, whilst next door is the superb Albert’s Shed restaurant and the Castlefield Rooms, available to hire, and packed almost everyday with weddings, birthdays and corporate events.  This is truely one of Manchester’s best bars in one of the best lcoations.
  • food (pizza & pate/cheese from around the world)
  • wines (extensive)
  • Large Patio
  • Banquet & conference rooms
  • restaurant next door (Italian)

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3 Responses to “Dukes 92”

  1. Rob Says:

    When it is hot weather, simply one of the best bars in Manchester. The outdoor seating is large so it attracts many office workers and friends, mixed groups and all wanting a good time. It is the ultimate hangout spot to enjoy the sun and alcohol. When the weather is dull and raining, it is still worth going to and you can always grab cheese and bread or pate and bread if you are hungry. I like Dukes a lot. It is really the only place in Castlefield to do well – Quay Bar and Jackson Wharf shut down, Lava is generally quiet, and Barca is always dead, so full credit for Dukes for attracting the punters. If you want a decent pub from here, go back towards Deansgate and go to the Knott Bar and Atlas.

  2. Tony Humphreys Says:

    Great bar, the two guys from the maintenance team, Alan and Tony made us feel very welcome after my wife fell in the canal drunk and had to be rescued! The food is good in the new grill and the table waiting girls are very sexy!

  3. tina Says:

    Is the Dukes the pub where they used to roast pigs on a hot spive outside in summer.

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