Bars near Oxford Road Station
We've all been there - you get to the station and realise your next train is aaages away. Or you just happen to work around the station and are in need of some relaxation and a few cocktails after work. Well never fear as DesignMyNight is here to help with our pick of the best bars around Oxford Road Station. From quirky cocktails bars to 1930s train station lounges and bowling bars - we've got you covered so check out our great picks here.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Housed in a railway arch underneath Oxford Road Station close to the other Oxford Road bars, the main bar boasts full height windows, minimal sixties inspired decor and a mezzanine area with its own Gin Parlour, offering a great range of gin cocktails and tonic mixes. Great for after work drinks, Gorilla's excellent cocktails cost just £5 between 5pm and 8pm every day so don't miss out. Make sure you book a table for free here!
For a great bar close to Oxford Road Station, head over to Black Dog Ballroom New Wakefield Street. Inside the bar, the stripped back wood flooring and black tiled walls give it a chic yet down to earth vibe - making it perfect for either casual daytime drinks, or a big night out on the town. Black Dog also offers a variety of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails to sample whilst you're playing pool or sampling one of their tasty dishes so don't miss out on this great Manchester bar.
Just a stone's throw from Oxford Road Station lies Dog Bowl, a cool Bowling/ Restaurant bar with a serious attitude for all things alcoholic and tasty. Sample some of their cocktails prepared by their experiences mixologists and settle into a booth to devour their delicious food menu - you're guaranteed to leave feeling very satisfied.
Tempus is tucked away inside the Palace Hotel – the huge red-bricked building with the impressive clocktower opposite Oxford Road Station, right next to the Palace Theatre and The Cornerhouse. The hotel is home to its own French-inspired restaurant, plus the bar itself is has its own bar menu serving high-class pub favourites with their own classic twists including (they claim!) the largest martini menu in Manchester!
Just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Road Station and slap bang in the middle of town, The Temple provides a great conversation starter right from the word go is it leads you under the streets of Oxford Road to a converted toilet! The rock 'n' roll drinking den plays host to ten tiny tables with banquettes and chairs running along each end. With a jukebox crammed full of Manchester’s best loved bands; this venue is well worth a visit.
A stones throw away from Oxford Road station, The Font mixes great beer with art. Its walls are a canvas for ever-changing art work from local artists. They have a comprehensive menu of cocktails with prices starting for £2 - £4 and some non-alcoholic options in there as well. It is a popular venue with students but still quiet enough to find a hide away over its two floors.
In an archway right under Oxford Street Station, in the heart of the city, is The Thirsty Scholar. It hosts live entertainment most nights of the week including bands, comedy nights, and even poetry nights for you more artsy types. Perfect for any night of the week as The Thirsty Scholar also does free entry for all events so take a peek.
Situated inside one of Manchester's finest arts institutions, The Cornerhouse bar serves a great range of bottled and draught beers from across the globe as well as providing a fine wine list and a simple selection of classic cocktails. And don't forget to check out their tasty food menu with some amazing meals such as the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich and Lamb Burger on offer.
Revolution is a vodka bar, on the corner of Oxford Road, just a few moments away from the station. They have a great selection of vodka shots, in countless flavours. They also have a great selection of beers, wines, spirits and plenty of cocktails such as their saintly and sinful specials like the saintly elderflower based Wildflower Martini and their sinful Tennessee Mudshake (chocolate liquor, whiskey and cream!) - Delicious.