Lock 91

Lock 91, Manchester: Hours, Address, Lock 91 Reviews: 5/5

Bars & Clubs • Theatre & Performances
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
19th Century Lock Keeper’s cottage in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. Your local on the Locks! Our aim at Lock 91 is to create a home from home atmosphere. We are a small independent with a focus on quality service and a quality drinks offering. Here at Lock 91 we like to express ourselves with the originality of our cocktails, carefully crafted to create the very best in taste, texture and design to bring you the very best drinking experience. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, launch parties, networking events – we can host them all! With three floors including a canal-side outdoor terrace, we can hold parties as small as 25 people, or as large as 300. We’re an eclectic bunch here so keep an eye out for our latest events. There’s everything from house music nights to salsa classes, dating events to oil painting. And everything else in between.
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Hannah W
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Great Spot
Sep 2021
Just a brilliant venue with a really lovely team.

We held our wedding reception here and Andi and the team couldn't have done more to help the day go off without a hitch. Beautiful building, great drinks, and a fab team.
Written September 11, 2021
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Thank you for the lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to organise and host your wedding/1st year anniversary party. Your family and friends we're great fun to serve. The Lock 91 family wish you health and happiness for your new future. Thank you for choosing Lock 91, Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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Adam T
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Best Wedding Venue Ever!!!
Aug 2021
We hired out the full venue for our wedding this August. Andi and Alex were absolute superstars, making sure that everything ran smoothly, both in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself.
We were able to visit several times before the big day which meant we got to know the space and the staff really well. They were totally accommodating of our ideas as well as offering great ideas of their own. We really cannot praise them highly enough. (I'm sure building a large cardboard train is above and beyond their job remit!).
The venue itself was absolutely perfect - it's cool, relaxed, fun and great for a party. So many of our guests complimented the venue as it was so different. We would totally recommend Lock 91 for anyone thinking about getting married in Manchester.
We had such an amazing day and couldn't have wished for anything more - so much of that is due to the hard work of the fabulous Lock 91 team.
Thank you guys! Adam and Rose.
Written August 24, 2021
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Such an incredible review, thank you For our first full venue wedding back after such a dark period of time for the bar, you and your guests really blew away the dark clouds. All the Lock 91 family had a great time hosting your friends and family, it truly was a real pleasure. We wish you both all the best for your new future together. Thank you for Choosing Lock 91, Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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Danny
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Ace venue!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Arranged a work event at Lock 91 and hired the terrace area. They kept in regular contact prior to the event and were very accommodating. Gave us options to personalise our night. We were able to order food to the venue. Option to play own music. Prosecco on arrival. Staff very friendly on the night and drinks were flowing. Would highly recommend and would hire again.
Written July 15, 2021
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Thank you for such a fabulous review. We try out best to ensure you party is how you want it, from planning all the way through to the evening, we're glad you and your colleagues had such a great time with us. Thank you for choosing Lock 91. Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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David H
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Private party
Jun 2021 • Friends
I rented out the private terrace area last month for 30 people. It was perfect, the venue was great and we had loads of room. The staff were fantastic all day and night, they couldn't do enough for us. We ordered food to be delivered and they put this out for us on plates as a buffet. I have used this pub on numerous times for different events and I can honestly say each time gets better and better. We will be back!
Written June 9, 2021
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Hi David, It was a pleasure to host you and your guests, even under difficult restrictions we operated in, you and your guests were very patient with us and a delight to host. Hopefully we'll see you again soon for another party. Thank you for choosing Lock 91. Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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J B
8 contributions
Great pub
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great pub, well maintained and abides by current regulations. Staff are friendly and quick with drinks order. Would highly recommend to locals and visitors to Manchester
Written September 5, 2020
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Hi JB, Thank you for the great review, we do our best in difficult times to keep people safe and serve as quick as we can. Hopefully see you again vey soon.
Written September 23, 2021
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JSB
St Helens, UK5,103 contributions
Post lockdown drinks
Jul 2020 • Couples
We came here for drinks after lockdown the set up was good with track and trace and temperature checks and sanitizer on the tables. there is a large range of cocktails and IPAs to choose from and the prices are pretty decent too great for starting the night off
Written July 18, 2020
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Hi Jessica, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We hope to see you in our cottage again soon.
Written September 23, 2021
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Jaysephine86
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Last party before lockdown
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had our wedding party in the attic and study bar and it was brilliant!

The area holds up to 120 people. Ww booked initially for that, but due to coronavirus guidelines starting to come in, we had around 80 people and that was comfortable. If we'd had 120 it would have been full. However lock 91 configure the layout to your needs and we had a dancefloor and a seated area which was perfect for us. We got a lot of comments from friends on how much they loved the venue.

Cherish was a great event organiser and made the arrangements very easy. We had drinks and dancing. We were given our own bar staff and private bar, were allowed to order in pizza for everyone (which was a hit!) and bought bottles of prosecco from lock 91for the toast. The bar staff took the glasses to everyone at an agreed time ready to toast. We hired our own DJ and lock 91 arranged with him directly what set up was available.

Everybody working there was really friendly and helpful. The venue itself is lovely with plenty of room for dancing and some tables to chill out. The bar area is quieter if people wanted to hang out in a calmer area.

The drinks aren't the cheapest but we were given a good deal on the prosecco and to be honest it was such a good party we held out for the date as we thought it was worth booking with lock 91. I've always wanted to go there and wasn't disappointed.

It also turned out to be the last weekend before coronavirus locked us all down so at quite an anxious time, the staff helped us have a great party. We all made the most of the place and sent ourselves off to quarantine with some lovely memories.

We'd both highly recommend lock 91.
Written April 24, 2020
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Thank you for leaving an amazing review. This was the last dance, although we didn't know it at the time, for your guests and the venue and it was great night for everyone involved. Thank you for choosing Lock 91. Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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Katie B
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Perfect post-wedding party
Feb 2020
We held our post wedding party at Lock-91 and it was awesome!
In the run up to the event Cherish was fantastic offering advice and as many pre-party meetings with us as we wanted. She liaised with our band, DJ, caterers and cake maker directly and made sure that everything came together and ran smoothly. We hosted 150 guests and hired the attic, reception bar and parlour which had ample space. All staff were amazing throughout the night and couldn’t do enough for us.
We hired the in-house DJ (Lee) who was friendly, fun and professional. He played the music we asked for and added tunes in-keeping with our tastes. We were dancing until 2am!
Circle events catered our party. The food was top quality and enjoyed by all our guests. It was clear they had a lot of experience catering Lock-91 as a venue as they ran very efficiently.
If you are looking for a modern party space, Lock-91 is the place for you!
Written March 2, 2020
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Thank you for taking to time to leave such a fantastic review. Cherish, Alex and the rest of the Lock 91 family had a great time looking after you and all your guests. We wish you all the best for the future. Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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David L
Timperley, UK10 contributions
A great venue for live music, poetry and spoken word performance.
Jan 2020
On 11 January 2020 Lock 91 played host to an Oxfam "Inspired By Yemen" afternoon of live music and spoken word on the themes of conlict, change and humnitarian aid. Support from the whole team at Lock 91 was outstanding. Organisers, performers and audience ejoyed a wonderful event. Great acoustics in the attic room and big enough to hold a crowd. Many thanks.
Written January 13, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review. It was an honour to hold such an important event. Thank you for choosing Lock 91 Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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mq1892
cumbria40 contributions
Summer wedding Lock 91
Aug 2019
In August 2019 we celebrated our sons marriage to Charlotte in Lock 91. Andrew and Charlotte had felt supported by Andi in the the planning and lead up to the wedding and he was no different on the day. Andi worked hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly even to stopping the traffic so we could board the bus to Cheathams library where the ceremony took place.. Lock 91 is somewhere different for a wedding, quirky decor and relaxed atmosphere which is what the bride and groome wanted. We were blessed with a fantastic day of Manchester sunshine and made good use of the outside terrace for canapes and drinks before moving up to the attic room for the reception. The food supplied by Cirvle Events was top quality and again different from traditional wedding reception food as we had sharing plates. The day flowed and we were able to relax and enjoy the occasion. We were partying until 1am . You should give lock 91 consideration if you are looking for an alternative location from the usual hotel venues. Just to add a thank you to Andi for helping us out when our van wouldn't start when went to collect some things from the venue. Very much appreciated.
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to organise and run Charlotte and Andrews wedding. The Lock 91 had a lovely day looking after you all. Thank you for choosing Lock91, Andi
Written September 23, 2021
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Lock 91 is open:
  • Thu - Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Fri - Fri 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 4:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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