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Band on the Wall

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Just got back from a Phoenix Nights Quiz at Band on the Wall - first time we've been and it was... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom
Fantastic venue

Fabulous venue. Staff really great. Got areas for everyone and fantastic upstairs looking down on... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“music venue”(13 reviews)
“intimate gig”(3 reviews)
“adjoining bar”(2 reviews)
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
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25 Swan Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, England
+44 161 830 3891
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous venue. Staff really great. Got areas for everyone and fantastic upstairs looking down on the stage. Craig Charles funk and soul night a brilliant night Will definitely go again

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank nicmad1
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. As you...More

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank imt58
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!

Reviewed November 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin T
Reviewed November 19, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gunther300
Reviewed November 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank newgrange
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a great music club with a nice bar and pizza and food. There are wonderful jazz artists up close and in a room with super accoustics.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard V
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a gorgeous pizza which was reasonably priced and delicious. Excellent meal before the gig. Perfect night out, relaxed and understated atmosphere but extremely friendly

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lisa S
October 21, 2018|
Response from P1810FJandrewg | Reviewed this property |
We went to a gig and we are 40s and had no issue... Would imagine each gig attracts the relevant crowd..
April 23, 2018|
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Response from PeterH3358 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I used the train and metro tram system to get to a friend's house afterwards. There are NCPs around but worth contacting the venue direct regarding disability access.
March 8, 2018|
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Response from 0stephenf | Reviewed this property |
probablys all different but the band i saw finished around about 11pm.