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Band on the Wall

25 Swan Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, England
+44 161 830 3891
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Excellent meal followed by great music

Visited with friends. Had a gorgeous pizza which was reasonably priced and delicious. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
1Su
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Norman Jay

Came here to see Norman Jay. The venue is nice with reasonably priced drinks and a discerning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SpikeChambers
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Band on the Wall is the award-winning venue based in the Northern Quarter of city centre Manchester. Featuring an acclaimed international programme of jazz, world roots, folk, soul and reggae most nights of the week - this is Manchester's favourite live music venue. It is home to Mr Scruff's legendary 'Keep it Unreal' monthly residency and Craig Charles Funk and Soul club. It also has two bars and a great value food menu which changes on a daily basis. The winner of the Manchester Tourism Awards Best Entertainment Venue 2012, NME Best Small Venue North West 2011 and Manchester Tourism Awards Best Night Out 2010, enjoying a night out in its world-famous and friendly atmosphere should be an essential part of any visitor's schedule. * Opening times may vary on club nights
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  • Average1%
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25 Swan Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with friends. Had a gorgeous pizza which was reasonably priced and delicious. Excellent meal before the gig. Perfect night out, relaxed and understated atmosphere but efficient service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to see Norman Jay. The venue is nice with reasonably priced drinks and a discerning friendly mixed crowd. I would definetely come again. Bar staff are attentive and helpful

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Mabel here a few weeks ago and it was my first time at the venue. Really cool set up and the venue suited the size of the gig. Two bars and plenty of gin mixer options at only £5. Keen to go back again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally found this iconic place for music and were amazed by the jazz concert we attended. We were lucky! Loved it. There is a nice bar with good selection of wine, beer and ciders.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Visited BOTW again to watch our favourite live band Dreadzone. Travelling with us on this occasion was my Brother in Law who at present is stuck in a wheelchair after badly injuring his foot. We were allowed entry into the hall before the doors were...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Went to see Knower, supported by Skelter. Two great acts and a great after-show set too. Very energetic vibe but also completely chilled, thanks in so small measure to friendly and welcoming bar staff ( see what I did there?) What a venue! If I...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Saw Courtney Pine with young jazz musicians great gig. Bar area is large service is fast . Extensive gin menu lots of choice . Large wooden tables to sit at . Venue is mostly standing so if you need to sit get there early and...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This was our first visit to ‘Band on the Wall’ to see ‘The Lovely Eggs’ and what a brilliant venue this is! There is a great bar area selling a varied selection of drinks and the best pizza we have had for a long time....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great place for a night out. Good food and drinks. Great venue for an intimate concert. Have been many times and never disappointed. Love it.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Came to see the Dhol Foundation. Great gig - but also great venue. 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly station, small enough for a pretty intimate gig but large enough to get a good atmosphere. Good bar and selection of beers/drinks. Minor gripe - why have...More

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Chelseallandudno
24 April 2018|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I used the train and metro tram system to get to a friend's house afterwards. There are NCPs around but worth contacting the venue direct regarding disability access.
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Heddle M
9 March 2018|
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Response from stephen f | Reviewed this property |
probablys all different but the band i saw finished around about 11pm.
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linschurm
23 February 2018|
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Response from colissa | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Pizzzas...they’re great!
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