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Address: Oldhamstreet 13B, Manchester, England

Oldham Street is lively during the day with its many shops and cafes, and...

Oldham Street is lively during the day with its many shops and cafes, and sizzles at night with its trendy bars and clubs.

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Busy street at the rough end of the centre.

This street has quite a few good, small, live music venues. It also has a lot of lower end retail shops. There is certainly more of an edge to this street and the trendy Alec's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel I
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times now. Spent most of last weekend there while we were in town watching a band. The staff are really cool including one who gave us a free shot of something (it may have been a Tia Maria and Bailey's layered shot, can't remember much as I was pretty pissed :-). MPA is such a nice... More 

Thank Gareth-Wyn
Halifax, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Oldham Street. Best street in the city. So many quirky shops and bars. Very arty and friendly. My favourite place.

Thank helsbels8644
Bolton, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This street has quite a few good, small, live music venues. It also has a lot of lower end retail shops. There is certainly more of an edge to this street and the trendy Alec's palace remains a favourite to many and is quite a destination in itself. The end of the street at the opposite end to Piccadilly Gardens... More 

Thank Daniel I
Manchester, England
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I don't usually review pubs but this one deserves a special mention. As a mixed group of 7 we visited the pub last Saturday afternoon, at around 1pm. One of our throng complained about a pint he was drinking. The male assistant behind the bar, noticing he'd drunk half, offered to pull him a half pint of a different beer,... More 

Thank FishyFrog
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The manager here does not know how to speak with customers. She rudely interrupted me and said that I undermined her staff even though I gave an above average tip. I have never been spoken to lik this before. Avoid and go somewhere else. The person involved will think this insignificant and carry on with regardless. An awful manager with... More 

Thank Al L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Bit of a strange thing to review. The street itself Is nothing special and one end looks nice and the other is a bit knackered looking. But there's a couple of good Pubs and some great Music venues where a lot of the best local, and non local up and coming bands play. I go there a lot for food,... More 

Thank ath18
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A nice wee pub to chillax with great jukebox and a wide selection of beer. Looks like great for bands but we only stopped for a quick one. The bar staff were quick to serve and there was a great vibe in the bar.

Thank Scott G
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The Castle Hotel Pub is a great Robinsons pub with about 8 handpump cask ales - half Robinsons like Unicorn and Trooper, and half guest ales... Located on Oldham Street on the edge of the Northern Quarter in a not so great area, but worth the visit... it's like stepping back in time to a pre World War Two old... More 

Thank Phil07Manchester
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137 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This & other establishments in the area really are being impeccable hosts for keeping the Manchester music scene alive. There was an event upstairs going on and the level of talent was incredible. Decent prices and staff but the evening was made from the entertainment. It's been a great bank holiday weekend.

Thank ManchesterWillH
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193 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

When I was a kid, this area was called Ancoats, until some marketing whiz decided to rebrand it as the Northern Quarter. The NQ has flexible boundaries, from High St up to Newton Street and Dale Street and beyond. It's full of shabby chic shops and bars, some nicer restaurants but above all has a great vibe.

Thank Lifeman

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