The Deansgate – 321 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ map
- Previously the Crown Inn, Galvin’s Irish Bar and then just Galvin’s, The Deansgate sits at the bottom of deansgate and is on the fringe of both castlefield and deansgate locks. Having only recently reopened after refurbishment and a name change, it’s moved away from it’s traditional decor and opted for an almost chain-like feel. Still owned by the same landlord, it’s obvious they’ve changed their tactics to try and suit the business guests at the Hilton next door rather than the old clientele of bikers from the Harley Davidson store that once neighboured it. The interior is now all new varnished wood, almost trying to recreate the look of a traditional boozer – which is ironic seeing as that’s what this place was originally. The staff are very friendly and there’s real cask ale on offer. Whilst the target clientele is probably lunching business people, The Deansgate does benefit from an overspill of people who have given up queuing or been turned away from the more pretentious Cloud 23 in the ugly Beetham Tower next door.
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