We are coming to Manchester for a gig at the end of Jan. We are staying at the Travelodge on Upper Brook St and the gig is at the 02 Apollo. Its a friday night so by the time we have finished work and arrived it will probably be about 6-6.30ish. This will prob give us a couple of hours to grab something to eat before heading to the gig.
In this time we want to have something to eat and a couple of drinks. Don't want a posh dinner or anything fancy but equally we don't want a takeaway either! Last time we went to a gig at the Apollo we walked down towards Piccadilly and as we were rushed we went to Bella Italia and to be frank it was a bit pants! Can anyone reccomend anywhere for food and a few drinks near to either the hotel or the Apollo?
I did consider heading in to town to Alibi for a pizza and drinks but this is going into town to come back out but do you think this may be the best option? We are also wanting to go for a drink after the gig but not sure if to go towards oxford road or to head to the northern quarter. (We are a couple in our mid 30's if this makes any difference at all?!)