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“Head here if you're feeling cool.”

Matt and Phred's Jazz Club
Ranked #181 of 2,242 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Matt & Phred's is a long established live music venue, situated in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter. Over the years the likes of Sneaky, Kit Downes, Marius Neset, Manu Delago, the Dagda Quartet, Jamie Cullum and even Adele have graced the stage in our little neighbourhood joint.Most notably known for showcasing the best in local and international Jazz, Matt & Phred's offers much, much more. We still have live music gigs 6 nights a week, encompassing the likes of Jazz, Folk, Gypsy, Electro, Salsa, Swing, World and even a little bit of Ska.As well as being able to see some amazingly talented musicians, our bar and kitchen team are also at the top of their game. If you enjoy cocktails then this is the place to be. We also have a cracking wine list with featured wines of the month and of course anyone who has ever been to the club knows just how good the pizzas are and at weekends we have added specials to tantalise your taste buds!Matt & Phred's is a great local hangout so whether you fancy a pint and a pizza after work, a night out with friends or just fancy dropping in to see what's going on you won't be disappointed!See you at the club soon!
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Head here if you're feeling cool.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a great place to head after a meal or a trip to the theatre. Don't come here if you want a chat though, its always loud!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Jackbarclay
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Matt and phreds a flop!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

officially the worst! jazz club in history, the place stinks of urine, the acts are abysmal, it's ridiculously over priced, the staff are more interested in drinking coffee than serving customers, and the customers are treated like 2nd class citizens, please for gods sake spend your money somewhere else

and if u do go in don't touch any of the tables, i think they get cleaned once every ice age

Visited July 2012
6 Thank ricky r
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Had a great time at Matt and Phred`s”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

I was looking for some live music for a night out with my partner, and stumbled across Matt and Phred`s on one of the websites. My partner and I had been in a few Jazz clubs in America, so I phoned up and booked a table for our Saturday night trip to Manchester.
After being shown to our seats,we started off with one of their green cocktails, as it was St Patricks day after all. The waitress service was great, but if you fancied a walk to the bar to stretch your legs no problem. Not a bad choice of cocktails, and the wine list was fine. We had already eaten, so I cant comment on the food.
All in all we had a great night, and will go back for sure.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank StephenScott
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Great live music venue, but service a little slow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

Visited Matt and Phreds Jazz Club in Manchester for the first time in November 2011. Its located in the Nortern Quarter, the slighly more edgy, arty, funky part of town. Its down a bit of a side street, but don't be put off!! We went for the live jazz music and drinks on Saturday night, and had reserved a table (recommended!). A friendly welcome and we were shown to our table. Table service was a little slow between ordering and recieving our drinks. Drink prices were very reasonable, and cocktails were great. Didn't try any food, so can't comment on that. But overall it was the live music that we went for. Will certainly be returning again

  • Visited November 2011
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2 Thank matfinch
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