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10 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1DH, England
0161 832 2769
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with my young daughter. We'd been to Manchester for a day out during half term. It was very quiet when we entered, in fact we were the only customers. I ordered a Springfield Burger and my daughter had the kids Mac n Cheese. It was nice to see the kids meal was free with a full paying... More 

Thank Woody13269
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited Saturday early evening for food and drinks. Bouncer was friendly and funny. Bar staff were a bit slow and indifferent. Struggled to find a table, it's quite small inside. Bar prices reasonable and good deals on food. Pizzas were lovely and other food was great too. Probably wouldn't return as better places in Manchester but it was okay... More 

Thank Derby444
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I booked the basement of Bar 21 for my hen do plus a DJ. From my initial enquiry to the day of the event, the staff were brilliant, responding quickly to my queries and questions and generally just being really pleasant and easy to talk to, Daniel in particular was amazing. Food was great and they had done everything I... More 

Thank Vixerama
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend came here for lunch yesterday and the service we received was outstanding! The staff serving us were friendly and the food was tasty! Would definitely return :)

Thank Fizzy2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Walked in early Saturday evening, it was fairly busy. We had every intention of having food and drinks but after standing at the bar for over 10 minutes trying to get served and watching the bar staff not serve people in the order they arrived we decided to leave and took our money elsewhere! We won't be returning!

Thank Becky5656
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 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.

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 

Thank BEJ9611
Manchester, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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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 

Thank Rodeo087
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

Thank SarDean09
Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
American, Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?