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Band on the Wall

Closed Now: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Great small venue

Travelled to Manchester for a concert (Horse - God's Home Movie Tour) and really liked this venue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ireland
Great place for love music and pizza

This is a great music club with a nice bar and pizza and food. There are wonderful jazz artists up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard V
Amerongen, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“music venue”(13 reviews)
“adjoining bar”(2 reviews)
“nice bar area”(2 reviews)
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...more
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25 Swan Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, England
+44 161 830 3891
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been to Band On The Wall a few times now over the years and loved it, I am sick of people slagging it off on here....... people slagging off the staff for the way they dress !!!! and people complaining that they have...More

4  Thank skymercer
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had our night ruined by a supposed 'member of staff' who appeared to be off duty but saw fit to tell me and my girlfriend off (actually said 'if you want to talk go into the picture house next door') for having a quiet conversation...More

4  Thank Sol S
malcolmduffin66, Public Relations Manager at Band on the Wall, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

We were very sorry to learn of your dissatisfaction. We take all feedback seriously and can assure you that your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments. As a direct consequence of the issues you raised we have already implemented changes and have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled to Manchester for a concert (Horse - God's Home Movie Tour) and really liked this venue. Small, so we could sit quite close to the stage, nice selection of beers. We didn't try any food, but a delicious looking chocolate cake on the bar...More

Thank newgrange
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great music club with a nice bar and pizza and food. There are wonderful jazz artists up close and in a room with super accoustics.

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a gorgeous pizza which was reasonably priced and delicious. Excellent meal before the gig. Perfect night out, relaxed and understated atmosphere but extremely friendly

Thank 1Su
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to "Band on the wall" and it exceeded our expectations. What a super venue and with nice bar beforehand. We were there for a Mario Biondi performance and he was brilliant - see him if you get the chance. So...More

Thank Tone_1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this venue. Always top quality music acts on. Reasonably priced. All staff are always friendly. Always lots of fun.

Thank sarahbManchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to a few of the Craig Charles nights, always great fun and a great intimate venue. Drinks are reasonable and always a sound crowd

Thank charleyluke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the venue and yet another great gig venue for puppet rebellion. Good bar and service with a great gin menu. Red stripe in tins always a great music drink... Great sound and intimate venue.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A cosy music venue with an intimate and inclusive feel for the spectator. Very friendly staff with quick service at the bar even when it became busy.

Thank paulashcroft0151
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

So under instruction I booked tickets for Aaron Watson without a clue who he was or indeed anything about this place. Nice bar area where you can also get freshly cooked pizza which looked delicious but we didn’t partake. The band events are held in...More

Thank ellebeehome
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I was at the Band on The Wall when on tour with a band, and I felt that I was in special place from the first minute. It is a very ancient building from 1800, everywhere it is so charming and you can find something...More

2  Thank Suzysecret
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Lisa S
October 21, 2018|
Response from Andrew G | Reviewed this property |
We went to a gig and we are 40s and had no issue... Would imagine each gig attracts the relevant crowd..
April 23, 2018|
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Response from PeterH3358 | 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.
March 8, 2018|
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Response from 0stephenf | Reviewed this property |
probablys all different but the band i saw finished around about 11pm.