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Odd Bar

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30-32 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1ER, England
+44 161 833 0070
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Dingle, Ireland
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff that served us was useless. His attitude was pathetic and he was only interested in making sure his beanie hat was looking good. His way of serving (or complete lack of) was to not bother even bringing us menus, getting orders wrong and not being very informative about any of the dishes on offer. Complete waste of time for... More 

Thank sioc
York, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The £5 lunch menu was fantastic, with two vegetarian options that didn't even feel like an after thought! The beet & bean burger i had with chips was lovely. Will be coming again!

Thank Sarah B
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640 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The floors in here are a deathtrap. Swimming with booze and dirty, not necessarily the fault of the bar, more so the guys that can't handle their booze. Always busy when I've come and staff serve quickly, but don't engage. Dark, good 90s music, but just need to get those bouncers to do walk around to prevent the drunken ones... More 

Thank nomadlad
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Throughout the world there are cult places that thrive on an undeserved reputation but surely Manchester's northern quarter takes the biscuit. It's a foul zone in a city with much to offer. This pub is utterly nasty (in my opinion).

Thank fairreviewer1
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The music is always spot on and the atmosphere is lovely. One of the bars that is a must visit whenever we go to the northern quarter. Drink are a little on the pricey side but then aren't all the bars on Manchester!? Well worth a visit and lots of beer choice and cocktails if that's what you like.

Thank Kelly A
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch after being turned away from a couple of places. Here the staff actually opened up the upstairs bar for us, which soon filled up with other customers. I had the baa burger with skin-on fries which I very much enjoyed, the only thing missing was a bit more seasoning in the lamb burger itself.... More 

Thank LJRLeeds
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A warm welcome was made by the barman, and we settled into a table within this trendy venue. This is a bar, not a restaurant, and the food and service is reflected as such - but ate food was quick enough to arrive, and of good quality. Would return again for a relaxed drink and a bite to eat.

Thank SAshleyC
Bury, England
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264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in on a Saturday for lunch. Busy place but we got a table for two. Menu is good for a pub. We chose tapas. Deal was three plates for around £12 but to be honest there wasn't too much and we should have gone for two mains instead. Why is this always the case when ordering tapas? Overall we... More 

Thank Northern_Baggie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Come here and buy in to that lovely odd feeling. Drink, food and atmosphere are all good. A great bar to spend time in.

Thank joseph850
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Location brill, on 2 floors, seemed plenty of space, loved decor, ambience good. Good range of drinks though we were told to ignore drinks menu (after had already looked thru it and chosen). Ended up starting with lager shandy as still early but tasted really syrupy -like it had come from a soda stream, couldn't finish it. We ordered one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 833 0070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?