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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: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Specialties Got an alien? Yes we do. Do we make all our dishes fresh &...
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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Not for me

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
John K
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank John K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Came here after a walk round the shops for a couple of drinks, it was a Thursday evening so not very busy but imagine it picks up at the weekends. As soon as we walked in, the blonde barmaid was very welcoming and patient with us as we decided what drinks we were getting. She made an effort to chat... More 

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Thank BEJ9611
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I used to go to TV21 quite often after work and on days off with friends so it was a place I wanted to introduce some new friends to when we were out for a birthday. Unfortunately I've not been since they have had a refurb. I feel like its took the character and quirky away from the venue. You... More 

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Thank Rodeo087
Colne
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We nipped in here for a quick bite to eat and drink before attending a dance class which was nearby. The barman was friendly and there was service with a smile. The 2 people who ate had a burrito and a pizza and they looked and smelled yummy. I had vodka a coke which was averagely priced for the city.... More 

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Thank SarDean09
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here for food back when it was TV21 and it was one of the worst meals I have ever eaten Since it has become bar21 there has definitely been a change in the menu for the better I ordered a delicious calzone with ham hock and sausage, very tasty! My friends ordered a very good looking burger, halloumi wrap... More 

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Thank Hairycub81
North West England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank lawest_x
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Debbie S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank localgirl030780
Shaw, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank 494katieh
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank Lanny13

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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 7 - 13
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?