28 Oldham Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
0161 236 9840
Dry Bar Manchester Reviews
Dry Bar Nov 25, 2011
Dry Bar is a bar in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, with a large bar and a live venue. It is more of a Northern Quarter Indie music place than a dance or hip hop place, and has a long standing association with Peter Hook from Joy Division and New Order. There are various offers, like cut price pizza early in the evening, but when I was there I was just having cocktails (which were very nice).
I’ve actually been there twice. The first time didn’t give the best impression, as we were sort of accosted by some guy who wanted to borrow a pen, and then started begging drinks off us. I suppose you can’t really blame the bar for that, as that was on a Tuesday or something and they wouldn’t have had security on. But more recently, on a busier night (with security), I had a great time there with some friends from work. There are good offers, which makes it one of the more wallet-friendly venues in the area. The décor is a strange hybrid of chandeliers and industrial fittings that you only really find in Manchester, with the Factory records stripes vying for space with the cosy booths. Service is quick and friendly.
I would really only recommend coming here on a busy night. The space is big enough to need a crowd for the atmosphere, and being so close to the bus stops means that the bouncers are sort of handy.
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