We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M42BH, England
+44 161 835 1210
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (11 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M42BH, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (244)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to Waxy's for a number of years. I make it there every time I go to Manchester to see a gig at the Manchester arena or for any other event. Very authentic atmosphere as most of the staff are Irish which...More

Thank Robtay010
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! I certainly agree with you that it is a unique venue and one with much charm! It is especially cool this time of year looking out from upstairs at the xmas markets and the shoppers coming and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here on the way to a concert at the 02 arena , it was a very nice atmosphere as soon as we walked in , which was nice as it was early Thursday evening , the staff were really pleasant and they...More

Thank karen230665
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Make sure to pop in gain when you're next in Manchester. Regards The Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Manchester, we always pay a visit to Waxy O'Connors as we alway's have a friendly reception from the staff, the guinness is gorgeous and the place has a fresh feeling to it plus you can feel relaxed and enjoy a decent beverage and...More

Thank lmn79
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, I'm delighted to hear of your positive experiences here at Waxys. The staff work very hard to provide a warm welcome for all and we pride ourselves on the taste of our Guinness! Next time definitely try the food, you won't be disappointed! Regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had spent a weekend in london and visited Waxy's there which is also fabulous. We are from Manchester so I was happy to see a Waxy's here too. It didn't disappoint.Staff are fabulous, we had a few drinks and dinner - great pie and...More

Thank Sam R
GarethMoore_27, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sam R, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experiences at both Waxy O'Connor's (I will let the London managers know), If you are ever in Glasgow go give there Waxy's a visit as well. We have to agree the food is great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here before and after the Metallica gig in Manchester. Really nice pub. Great atmosphere and a really good pint of Guinness. Would definitely come back. Thanks for everything :-)More

Thank Andy J
GarethMoore_27, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andy J Thank you for the review, we take pride in our Guinness so we are pleased to hear it went down well. Join us from the 1st November and enjoy a pint of Guinnes/Hop House 13 and a burger for £10. Slainte The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Me and my partners, everywhere we travel too, will always visit an Irish bad. And waxy o Connors did not disappoint! Even on a Sunday evening. Plenty in, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Enjoyed the singer that was on as well that...More

Thank Chelsea D
GarethMoore_27, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chelsea D, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us (we think you should of stayed lol). We take pride in our Guinness and ensuring we remain Manchester's best pint of Guinness. Join us during the month of November and receive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch I had cheese and onion pie..bloody loverly, my friend had the all day breakfast...looked and tasted fab. Great sausages

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing food amazing staff! Had the most amazing time, made me feel like I was back home in Ireland. I will definitely be going back!

Thank shannonMcgarvey
GarethMoore_27, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Shannon, Thank you for the great review delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at Waxy's. We are glad it made you feel like you where back at home. Hope to see you soon. Slainte The Management Team

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What a great little bar, love the quirkiness and the live music just gave it such a great atmosphere! Unfortunately we only stayed for a couple of drinks but I could have stayed all night! Looking forward to visiting again 😊🍀🍻

Thank Laura M
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Laura M, Thank you for the review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to your next visit. Slainte Waxy O'Connors Management team

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Never dined here before and we've been missing out. As soon as you walk in the place it feels warm and friendly. We liked the layout and all the different areas. We found ourselves a comfy spot and I ordered the all day breakfast which...More

Thank wayne f
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Wayne F, Thank you for this review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. I agree our food is delicious, we cant get enough of it ourselves, and we are very proud of ur staff. We hope to see you...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Hard Rock Cafe
1,725 reviews
.05 km away
Tampopo
292 reviews
.10 km away
Pizza Express - The Corn Exchange
218 reviews
.08 km away
Tiger Tiger
748 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Football Museum
2,828 reviews
.09 km away
Chetham's Library
236 reviews
.21 km away
Manchester Cathedral
1,017 reviews
.21 km away
Arndale Centre
775 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
pinkymanchester
4 November 2017|
Answer
Response from Malcolm A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure - only ever popped in for a beer before the cinema.
0
Votes
Linton A
19 May 2017|
Answer
Response from Kay M | Reviewed this property |
the food was so bad I dont think they could even cook a carrot well I would try the chinese in the printworks where they have a selection of choices but have a look at what is on offer before you take a table
0
Votes
farrah5410
25 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 825riki | Property representative |
Hi, children are not allowed on Saturdays or after 5pm Sun-Fri. Thanks
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M42BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 1210
  • E-mail
Description
Waxy O'Connors is located in the heart of Manchester's vibrant city centre within The Printworks entertainment complex. Waxy's is regarded as a unique venue with a labyrinth of 3 bars, covering 4 levels and 9 separate areas that are all linked by a maze of staircases & passages.The interior decor features church like timber carvings, stained glass windows & distinctive tiled floors, but most unusual is a 250 year old tree! The Waxy's tree was brought over from Ireland in 2002 and is now at the heart of the pub stretching from the back of Church Bar right up to the Sofa Gallery on the fourth level. A sight you cannot miss on arrival!Waxy's is renowned for creating hearty Irish influenced food, with it's signature dishes being Irish Stew, Clonakilty Black Pudding with Cabbage & Bacon & Stuffed Chicken (a chicken supreme filled with Irish cheddar & Ballymaloe Relish, wrapped in bacon & served on mash with a chive cream sauce)!....and of course you can't beat the All Day Irish Breakfast with black & white pudding! The Bar is well stocked with all the big names and a well selected wine list compliments the menu. The Guinness & Irish Coffee are both Fantastic!Whether you are after somewhere to enjoy a chat over a glass of wine, a bite to eat whilst shopping, a welcome lunch break or an after work get together, a place to cheer on your team or you just want to dance and laugh the night away WE HAVE IT ALL AT WAXY'S!!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing