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Revise Chorlton March 19, 2008

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Chorlton BarsRevise - Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M21 0AE map

  • bar with an easy atmosphere

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The Royal Oak Chorlton

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Chorlton BarsThe Royal Oak - Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M21 0AE map

  • characterful pub

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Retro Bar May 21, 2007

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Retro BarRetro Bar- 78 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ map

  • Very friendly boozer close to University campuses and student accommodation, which can only add up to one thing, this place is really popular with students. However having said this it does have a mixture of people coming through the doors. Upstairs is your typical boozer, digital jukebox, tv’s, fruit machines and pool table should keep all amused. While downstairs is the Retro Bar’s hidden gem, hosting live band nights and club nights throughout the week. There is a small entry fee for downstairs and it can get busy very quickly. This is also a popular starting point for people venturing off to 5th Avenue.
  • food (basic pub grub)
  • outdoor seating
  • pool table
  • live music
  • jukebox

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Restaurant Bar and Grill January 11, 2007

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Restaurant Bar and GrillRestaurant Bar and Grill - 14 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6JR map

  • From the same group as The Living Room and Est, Est, Est, the Restaurant Bar and Grill has remained one of the most popular establishments in Manchester over many years.  One of the first bar/grill style venues hitting manchester it has always attracted a more upmarket clientele, those looking for quality rather than to pose.  The long bar upstairs is a great place to meet friends and have a drink, and the downstairs venue occassionally boasts dj’s. The food on offer is amongst the best in town, yet reasonably priced, offering modern European and British dishes.  You’ll need to book ahead though as more often than not, this place is understandably full.
  • Cocktail Menu
  • Food (Grill/britsih/italian)
  • Wine Menu

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The River Bar, Lowry Hotel January 10, 2007

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The River BarThe River Bar- The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Warf , Salford, M3 5LH map

  • Situated in Rocco Forte’s exclusive Lowry Hotel, the River Bar along with the very long terrace offer excellent views over the river irwell. Being a 5 star hotel bar you can expect excellent service, a great range of drinks and some super cocktails. one of the only places in Manchester (or Salford to be precise, as its on the opposite side of the Irwell), to still offer a full traditional afternoon tea (with champagne of course). The River Bar and Terrace also offer a lite lunch menu, however if you would prefer something a little more substantial then the traditional British and Fusion specialities of the River Restaurant are ideal. There is entertainment and live music most evenings and on occasional sunday afternoons.
  • food (British)
  • cocktails
  • afternoon tea
  • live music
  • riverside terrace
  • hotel bar

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Cafe Rouge, Printworks

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Cafe Rouge ManchesterCafe Rouge - The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS map

  • sitting on the corner of the printworks complex, cafe rouge is brought to us by the same people that own the bella italia chain. The food is traditional, simple and french and of good quality, the drinks are reasonable too and there is a good wine menu on offer. During the day the atmosphere reflects a Parissean cafe bar, especially in the summer when the outside seating is very popular.  As the emphasis is on eating rather than drinking it is better suited for those wanting a quiet drink and chat around a table.
  • food (french, traditional)
  • wine menu

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Cafe Rouge, Deansgate

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Cafe RougeCafe Rouge - 82 – 84 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2ER map

    A uk chain of bar restaurants, cafe rouge is brought to us by the same people that own bella italia, just a few doors down on Deansagte. The food is traditional, simple and french and of good quality, the drinks are reasonable too and there is a good wine menu on offer.  With the empashis more on the restaurant, the atmosphere is more suited to a quiet sophisticated Parisian cafe bar if it’s just a drink your after.   With great outside seating though, it’s a brilliant place to sit, sip and watch the world go by.
  • Food (french, traditional)
  • wine menu

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Rodeo December 29, 2006

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RodeoRodeo - High Street, Manchester, M4 1BD map

  • If you don’t know where Rodeo is, just look for the very Bright Mural on the side of the building, the doors just round the corner and if you see a seat free, then bag it as it can get very busy inside here very quickly. The bar area is only small, the bar itself takes up a fair proportion of the room, and is graced with some fine spirits. With a south american and spanish feel, rodeo is just that little bit different without falling foul of the tacky theme. The music is cool, and the company is very good, with cheapish drinks to boot, its got to be worth a visit.
  • spirits
  • cocktail menu
  • varied opening times

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Bar Rogue December 14, 2006

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Bar RogueBar Rogue - Britannia Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LA map

  • unusually for a hotel bar, Bar Rogue is not a trendy, modern place. its a boozer through and through popular with the city centre pre-party crowd at the weekends. Many of the customers are regulars through the day, and they have a dj at the weekend who plays everything from old school classics to r’n’b.  It was interestingly once named Bar Roque.
  • resident dj (weekends)

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Roadhouse December 10, 2006

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RoadhouseRoadhouse - 8 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2AN map

  • A historic music venue, roadhouse has played host to some of the biggest bands around, and has been the greatest place to catch manchester acts for a great many years.  If you turn up on a night when there is no gig booked then you will be able to dance to the finest manchester tunes with their resident dj.  The venue itself, in a basement, is small and dark, loved by bands for the intimate atmosphere. All the greats have played here and it is the venue in manchester to catch future greats in their early stages or old indie legends making their comeback.
  • Live music (indie & rock)
  • disco (indie & rock)

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The Rovers Return November 28, 2006

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The Rovers Return ManchesterThe Rovers Return - 91 Chapel Street, Salford, Manchester, M3 5DF map

  • a proper pub in the area of Salford, just off Manchester’s Deansgate, that’s enjoying a resurgence with many new luxury apartments. Whilst you won’t find any Newton & Ridleys beer in here, closet ‘Corrie’ fans may want to pay it a visit, just to say they’ve drank in the Rover’s (albeit, it’s not the immaginary one featured in the show – that’s not far away in Granada Studios). The Rovers Return is an occasional venue for the Salford/Manchester underground music scene.
  • Real Ale
  • Live Music
  • food (british)

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Rembrandt Hotel November 27, 2006

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Rembrandt HotelRembrandt Hotel - 33 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3LZ map

On the corner of Canal Street and Sackville Street, the hub of the gay village, sits the extremely popular Rembrandt Hotel.  One of the first ‘heavy’ gay bars to pop up in the city, it’s a friendly very male orientated pub with a large number of leather and tattoo clad patrons.  With a gay hotel upstairs, it gets very busy outside here during the summer months.

  • Gay Bar
  • Sun terrace

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Revolution, Parsonage Gardens November 24, 2006

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Revolution, Parsonage GardensRevolution, Parsonage Gardens - St Mary’s Gate, Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2LF map

  • The Revolution vodka bar chain started on Manchester’s Oxford Road in the 1990′s.  Since then, they’ve popped up all over the country, including many other sites in the city centre and the local region.  There latest outlet, behind House of Fraser (or Kendal’s as it’s known locally), is in the venue formally known as Jim Thompson’s, or more famously as Henry’s Bar – where Roy Keane famously had an altercation that lead to his arrest.    This is perhaps Rev’s best bar yet, very sleek ‘city- chic’ with sumptuous surroundings allowing you to escape the hectic or engage the hedonistic.  As well as the speciality flavoured vodka shots, there’s a good choice of cocktails, pitchers, spirits and a range of beers.  You can also enter binge-drinking heaven with the vodka fountain.
  • Cocktails
  • Vodka shots

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RSVP

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RSVPRSVP - 64-66 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2EN map

  • Now closed to make way for a Slug & Lettuce, for many years RSVP was a trendy but unpretentious bar on Deansgate. They served a range of beers wines and spirits and had a very nice range of cocktails. The bar also boasted a DJ playing at weekends to get you in to that party mood.
  • Cocktails
  • DJ
  • Food

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The Rising Sun November 17, 2006

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The Rising SunThe Rising Sun - 22 Queen Street, Manchester, M2 5HX map

Tucked down a back street off Deansgate and wedged inbetween two modern office blocks you’ll find the traditional pub that is The Rising Sun. With an entrance on Queen Street and another on Jackson’s Row, it makes a good stop or shortcut alike. With it’s bright red open-plan interior, it’s a popular pub and another of Manchester’s real ale hidden gems.  There’s live sports and one of the best jukeboxes in town playing classic rock, with Queen, The Beatles, Eagles and Simon & Garfunkel obvious favourites.

  • Real ale
  • Live sports (Sky, BBC, ITV etc) 
  • Jukebox (classic rock)

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Revolution, Oxford Road November 15, 2006

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Revolution, Oxford RoadRevolution, Oxford Road - 90-94 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5WH map

Revolution bars have started to pop up all over the country, however, this is where it all started back in 1996. A Vodka bar celebrating the spirit of Vodka in a number of different ways, from cocktails, shooters, pitchers and much more, don’t worry if you don’t like Vodka though they have a good selection of other spirits and beers available. There’s usually a DJ playing most nights with a mix of electro, house, 70′s, funk, soul and rock & roll so the music is as versatile as the Vodka this place promotes.

  • Vodka Bar
  • Cocktails 
  • Food
  • Live Music

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The Ritz

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The RitzThe Ritz - Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ map

  • The Ritz is a hugely popular night club, one of the great Manchester institutions.  Managed by Jimmy Saville in the 1960′s, the club is still just as popular nowadays with queues tailing down Whitworth Street West for a number of their regular themed nights.  The grand old venue plays host to rock and indie nights, the famous 70′s disco and fancy dress night that is love train and live music nights featuring some of the biggest names in rock.  Drinks are dirt cheap all week and the club is open till 3 am on most nights which makes it very popular with students.  It’s also one of Manchester’s premier music venues with some of the country’s largest indie bands playing here, Primal Scream and Belle & Sebastian being the most recent.
  • Disco (cheesy pop, 70′s disco, indie, polish)
  • Live music (famous indie bands & local favourites)

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Relish November 14, 2006

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RelishRelish - 10-12 The Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EJ map

  • Relish is one of the new additions to the Great Northern Warehouse, both a restaurant and a bar also serving bar food. Located in the premises vacted by Persia, the interior hasn’t really changed that much from how it was in the superb, yet permanently dead, Moroccan style bar from Manchester’s Revolution chain. With it’s wonderful relaxed seating, Relish is a great place to relax, sip a cocktail, listen to the DJ’s playing till 4am and try the food on offer.
  • Cocktail Menu
  • Disco
  • Food (British)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Opening Hours: Sun-Weds 12pm-12am / Thu-Sat 12pm-4am

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Sir Ralph Abercromby November 9, 2006

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Sir Ralph Abercromby InnSir Ralph Abercromby Inn - 35 Bootle Street, Manchester, M2 5GU map

  • Manchester offers lots of traditional pubs like this one; just off the beaten track and hidden away, but if you know where they are then you’ve found yourself a little belter! The Sir Ralph Abercromby sits on Bootle Street next to Manchester city centre’s police station.  It can be found four ways: You can walk down either end of Bootle Street (accessed from Deansgate next to 42nd Street Nightclub or from Southmill Street behind Baby Grand nightclub), you can sneak through the little passageway on Peter Street (in between Bedlam and the Army & Navy Recruitment Office) or you could take the less recommended option of getting on the wrong side of the law anywhere within the city centre, getting taken in a van to the Bootle Street cells, and then popping in after they’ve bailed you (make sure you get your shoelaces back first).  Named after the British lieutenant-general noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars (no Manchester connection), they offer cask ales and food. So step away from the binge-drinker full bars on Peter Street and experience a traditional Manchester ale house.
  • Real Ale
  • Food

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Revolution, Deansgate Locks

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RevolutionRevolution - Arch 7, Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5LH map

  • Revloution, the Manchester chain with bars all over the UK, originally started a short walk away on Oxford Road. It is however their Deansgate Locks offering which is best known and arguably still their busiest and best in the UK. If you like your Vodka (pure or flavoured), then ‘Rev’ on Deansgate Locks has to be one of the best places to go. There’s loads of different vodka flavours to try, imported versions from many unusual countries, well-priced bottled beers and a fantastic cocktail menu. The dance floor downstairs gets busy at weekends and on theme nights. The food is also great value for money and with a superb music policy, it’s no surprise that this place is busy almost every night of the week – making every other Manchester bar owner envious.
  • Cocktail Menu
  • Disco
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 11:30am-2am

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Jilly’s Rockworld November 8, 2006

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Jilly's RockworldJilly’s Rockworld - Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EQ map

  • Jilly’s Rockworld is a Manchester institution.  Manchester’s premier heavy metal and rock nightclub it also hosts live bands and underground dance music nights.  Rockworld, or Jilly’s as it’s sometimes called, also offers some great drink special offers throughout the week.  There’s always large queues outside and some events are tickets only, so make sure you check out our what’s on guide in advance.  
  • Nightclub (rock and metal) 
  • Live Music (rock and metal)

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Rain Bar November 2, 2006

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Rain Bar ManchesterRain Bar - 80 Great Bridgewater Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M1 5JG map

  • Rain Bar is in a wonderful canal side location, a stone’s throw from the Bridgewater Hall. Located half way between Oxford Road and Deansgate Locks, it’s a popular starting location or stop off for reveller’s making their way from one area of town to another. Owned by local brewers JW Lees, it’s named after the umbrella factory that once stood here and the classy photographs on the wall celebrate Manchester’s wet climate. The ground floor is in the style of a dark traditional pub, whilst upstairs is a bright modern bar (often reserved for private functions). There’s loads of tables alongside the canal and it can get very busy during the summer and on concert nights at The Bridgewater (which is accessible along the towpath which directly links the Rain Bar with the Hall).
  • Cask Ales (Manchester beers JW Lees)
  • Food (British)

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Room

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Room ManchesterRoom - 81 King Street, Manchester, M2 4ST map

  • Room is a very plush but unpretentious cocktail bar and restaurant at the top of the exclusive King Street designer shopping area.  Located in the building made famous by its predecessors, Reform and Hurricane Bar & Grill, two of the finest restaurants in town – Room has also been designed to an impressively high standard, mixing the old antiques with modern flair.  It’s definitely a place to take someone special.  With a wonderful choice of cocktails on offer, the delightfully lit bar can get quite busy at night times so you should expect to wait for your drinks.  Not a problem though as there’s loads of really comfy funky chairs to relax in and admire the architecture.  The restaurant is considered to be one of Manchester’s finest with classic dishes with a contemporary twist.  A concept that surprises many on a first visit.  Superb!
  • Cocktails
  • Food

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