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Bar 21

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10 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1DH, England
+44 161 832 2769
16:00 - 01:30
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Sun 11:00 - 01:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 01:30
Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:30
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic bar with lots of film memorabilia surrounding it. We went in early afternoon for a few drinks. Staff are very friendly & drinks are a decent price.

Thank Jane H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Friendly staff, great home made food, the music was to my taste and very eclectic I thought. Just a generally great place to visit.

Thank A S
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1,225 reviews
853 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We called in as a meeting place early on a Thursday evening and found this to be a nice bar. It was our first time but it will be our last. I welcome was really warm and the bar staff excellent. Once we sat down with our drinks at a window table, the Bahman immediately brought us over much appreciated... More 

Thank Off their P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Listened to Nirvana and Pink Floyd and the '80s music so hands down. The drinks were awesome and the fries portions were quite big. But the best part was the Terminator, the Shining, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Harry Potter posters. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Andreea D
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with my young daughter. We'd been to Manchester for a day out during half term. It was very quiet when we entered, in fact we were the only customers. I ordered a Springfield Burger and my daughter had the kids Mac n Cheese. It was nice to see the kids meal was free with a full paying... More 

Thank Woody13269
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We visited Saturday early evening for food and drinks. Bouncer was friendly and funny. Bar staff were a bit slow and indifferent. Struggled to find a table, it's quite small inside. Bar prices reasonable and good deals on food. Pizzas were lovely and other food was great too. Probably wouldn't return as better places in Manchester but it was okay... More 

Thank Derby444
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I booked the basement of Bar 21 for my hen do plus a DJ. From my initial enquiry to the day of the event, the staff were brilliant, responding quickly to my queries and questions and generally just being really pleasant and easy to talk to, Daniel in particular was amazing. Food was great and they had done everything I... More 

Thank Vixerama
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend came here for lunch yesterday and the service we received was outstanding! The staff serving us were friendly and the food was tasty! Would definitely return :)

Thank Fizzy2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Walked in early Saturday evening, it was fairly busy. We had every intention of having food and drinks but after standing at the bar for over 10 minutes trying to get served and watching the bar staff not serve people in the order they arrived we decided to leave and took our money elsewhere! We won't be returning!

1 Thank Becky5656
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Called in here on way back from the match. It was quite busy and was pretty loud. Beer was ok and not too expensive but don't think I'll be returning.

Thank John K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 12
Bar, British, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 03:30
11:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 2769
Specialties Got an alien? Yes we do. Do we make all our dishes fresh & to order? Yes we do. Got great DJ's & a dance floor? Yes we do. Got top class beers, real ales, wines & quality spirits? Yes we do. Do me make fantastic Cocktails? Yes we do. Do we have Happy Hour? Yes we do. BAR21 is the place to come for a relaxed lunch, dinner or night out. None of the pretentious stuff, just friendly staff, great food, & music you'll want to dance to ! Free WiFi + Motor City Disco Friday & Saturday from 8-10pm + Top Manchester DJs every weekend from 10pm History Established in 2006. Bar 21, formerly TV21, has gone from strength to strength over the years. This year has seen the creation of a whole new bar environment - still casual, relaxed and with great music, we hope that both new and regular customers can feel at home with us here - after all, we're one of the quirkiest bars in the Northern Quarter, with friendly staff and great food too

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