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“hidden gem!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rain Bar

Rain Bar
80 Great Bridgwater Street, Manchester M1 5JG, England
+44 161 235 6500
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Ranked #268 of 1,825 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $11 - $21
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A MULTI-AWARD WINNING BAR IN THE HEART OF MANCHESTER JW Lees opened the now multi-award winning Rain Bar in August 1999. Here at Rain Bar our team work very hard to ensure you get a warm welcome and are offered great food and drink through efficient and friendly service.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“hidden gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

love this bar.. its actually named rain bar because it used to be an umbrella factory.. not because it rains in manchester!!! The back of the bar looks over the locks and has a lovely terrace, i cant wait to go back and spend a sunny afternoon there!! they even do bbq in the summer on the terrace!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice feel good bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is very popular here in the evenings but I had never been in on a weekday lunchtime before last week. Very quiet by comparison, apart from the jukebox which was playing a selection of the world's cheesiest hits ever, while Jeremy Kyle was showing silently (thank goodness) on a wall mounted TV screen. It is an attractive and welcoming pub with a pleasant looking area of seating outside, which will be nice if the temperature ever improves, and cheery friendly staff. The food is pub kind of standard - tasty and just enough for lunchtime. Handy for Oxford Road station and the Bridgewater Hall area.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Quiet when we first arrived at about 3pm on a Friday afternoon but soon became busy as local office workers came in for a chill down to round off their week. The bar staff couldn't have been more delightful - very attentive and friendly.

Visited March 2013
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mansfield
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“very close to jurys inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

nice pub, decent beer, nice outside are even when raining as has huge umbrella's with heating, not tried the food as stop serving at 6pm, close about 12pm on a weekend

Visited December 2012
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Named for the glorious rain in Manchester!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Been here for lunch several times and it never fails to please. Lovely real fire. Great quick service with discounts for regulars. Chunky chips are great.

http://www.rain-bar.co.uk/

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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