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10 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1DH, England
0161 832 2769
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Specialties Got an alien? Yes we do. Do we make all our dishes fresh & to...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always visit whilst in Manchester.

Every time I go into Manchester I visit Bar21. I cannot fault the place. Great food, friendly staff and fabulous decor! Would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
lawest_x
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North West England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North West England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Every time I go into Manchester I visit Bar21. I cannot fault the place. Great food, friendly staff and fabulous decor! Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had a wonderful time james & matt made us feel really welcome. Other half loved the burger (he's very hard to please) the boys were as brilliant as the food. Lovely place excellent food & again the boys were so lovely especially we are oldies lol

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

5.30pm Saturday evening, not too busy, 4 of us. 3 chicken burgers, 1 beef burger. Food was quick, fresh and tasty. Service was good, staff nice and friendly. Price spot on. Place itself was dark but we were only after a quick bite to eat before a night out. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Shaw, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If there's one thing to say about 'TV21' (now 'Bar 21'), it's that the decor is pretty cool, and will definitely catch your eye. Unfortunately, that's the best part about the place. The cocktails are not too expensive, yet I remember them being of a much better quality. I ordered a gummibear margarita, which tasted of pure sugar. I couldn't... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I go here all the time, absolutely love the burgers (seriously recommend the Mother Clucker!) the staff are always friendly and there is always a good atmosphere. Weekends are really busy, especially with the club downstairs, but during the week there's a more chilled vibe which is perfect for after work drinks and so on. Love this place!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went here for lunch on a break from shopping at the Arndale. Good menu options, and all reasonably priced. Burgers are fantastic. Very good flavour, and are hand made so are very tender and almost crumble as you bite into it. Excellent place to go for a quick bite to eat.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had researched this bar and decided to give it a visit. I liked the alien by the toilets but was expecting more of a scifi feel. The bar staff were great, very informative and jolly, which helps. Drinks were cheap but was fairly quiet for a Sunday night.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Always a good atmosphere. Came for a few beers whilst on a walk about around the Northern Quarter. Missed the old sofas but still comfy seating.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Went here whilst on a trip to Manchester. Wanted a late lunch, early dinner so went here as we were passing and just wanted something simple. Nice decor in-keeping with most places within the Northern Quarter. Central bar with the tables around it. it was quiet when we arrived at about half past four on a friday but soon become... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We booked here for my a meal with 10 friends for a lads night out - from the website it looked like a restaurant and bar, but it's not - the seating area is in the bar, so as we dined we were surrounded by people getting quite merry. That's said, the food was excellent, I personally had Venison &... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 0161 832 2769

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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