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Band on the Wall is the award-winning venue based in the Northern Quarter of city centre Manchester. Featuring an acclaimed international programme of jazz, world roots, folk, soul and reggae most nights of the week - this is Manchester's favourite...more
Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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25 Swan Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, England
All reviews music venue intimate gig adjoining bar gorgeous pizza band members gin selection nice bar area decent beer cool venue bar staff favourite bands intimate atmosphere great night fantastic music fabulous venue northern quarter sound quality
Just got back from a Phoenix Nights Quiz at Band on the Wall - first time we've been and it was brilliant. Excluding the quiz (hosted by Clinton Baptiste) the venue itself was great. The front of the property serves as a general bar, its...More
The music is the main reason to visit, and it is always top quality, with the best sound in Manchester, imo. Also worth checking out the decent beer and gin selection.
Last time went, had the Pizza and wine offer - two freshly made, top...More
Love this venue, but I won’t be coming here again for food. Ordered a pizza, it arrived nearly 35 mins later- cold. I sent it back. They reheated it. Had a drama with them saying that it wasn’t their policy to cook a fresh one....More
Date of experience: December 2018
Simon W, Manager at Band on the Wall, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018
Hi - very sorry to hear you've had a negative experience with our food offer. Our kitchen is quite modest so during busy times there can be a bit of a wait, but this should have been communicated to you at the time.
Went to see one of my old time favourite bands Focus.
Never been here before, it's a superb intimate venue with great staff. Will definitely be looking to see who's on there in the future. Even got to meet all the band members for a...More
Date of experience: November 2018
Gavin S, Owner at Band on the Wall, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018
Thanks for the lovely comment - by all accounts it was a legendary gig and Thijs even jumped on our new piano in the bar afterwards!
BOTW is well known for being a great music venue but I was amazed at the wonderful bar it also offers. It can be during the day with no band playing and you can still step into the stylish and well furnished bar, to order...More
What a great place to catch some club anthems. Have been coming here for longer than i care to remember and you can be assured of new/ different artists playing. Good acoustics and a intimate venue. The food and drink here are highly recommended.
Travelled to Manchester for a concert (Horse - God's Home Movie Tour) and really liked this venue. Small, so we could sit quite close to the stage, nice selection of beers. We didn't try any food, but a delicious looking chocolate cake on the bar...More