Lock 91


Located in a 19th century lock keepers cottage lovingly restored to its former glory (and then some) Lock 91 is tucked away at the end of Deansgate Locks, up Century Street and is one of Manchester’s little gems.

As you would expect from a cottage, Lock 91 is full of beautiful features and has a multitude of rooms that are perfect for all types of events such as birthday celebrations, product launches, networking events, wedding receptions and much more. With numerous bars, a canal side terrace, HD projectors with screens and a sound system that will take care of all your musical entertainment needs this truly is one of the most exclusive and secluded private hire spaces in Manchester.

Over the 3 floors Lock 91 serve an extensive selection of innovative cocktails, sharers, draught larger, real ales, cider, a varied bottle range and an elegant selection of wines.

Lock 91 encourages everyone to sit long, talk lots and laugh often and we agree there is no place quite like this--in fact, you could call it home, find out for yourself.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Varies depending on night; check indvidual listings for details
  • Smart casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 2:00 Private Hire Only
Tuesday 17:00 23:00 Gigs & Private Hire Only Check out our website for event listing
Wednesday 17:00 23:00 Gigs & Private Hire Only Check out our website for event listing
Thursday 17:00 23:00
Friday 17:00 0:00 Private Hire 2am close
Saturday 16:00 0:00 Private Hire 2am close
Sunday 15:00 0:00 Bank Holiday's & Private Hire Only



Lock 91, Lock Keeper's Cottage, 9 Century Street, M3 4QL


Deansgate Locks


  • Menus
  • A word from the chef:

    Serving a selection of bar snacks washed down with some fabulous cocktails and if you're really hungry you can order freshly baked pizzas too.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Attic & Study Bar Private Room 60 150 - Available on request Available on request
A large cavernous room consisting of a dance floor, window cove and a separate study bar area, this spectacular space is our most popular for venue hire.
With a capacity of 50 to 120 guests (dependant on furniture configuration), private toilets and air conditioning, this elegant space can host any event including wedding receptions, birthday parties, networking events, presentations, team building evenings, charity fundraisers, quiz nights, battle of the bands, wrap parties, product launches, fashion shows and Christmas parties.
Includes a large PA system with split level volume control over the two rooms and a HD projector with a choice of two screen positions – perfect for product launches and media presentations.
Disco lights and a DJ box, with the very latest pioneer equipment, make it ideal for parties of any kind.
Decorated in keeping with Lock 91's Victorian heritage, the Attic is an exquisite space which will make any private function one to remember.


Lounge Bar & Terrace Private Room 30 90 - Available on request Available on request
A home-from-home feel and an accompanying outdoor canal-side terrace makes the ground floor of our cottage one of the most in-demand and exclusive venue hire spaces in Manchester.
Featuring church pews, vintage wooden coffee tables, a traditional fireplace and gilded framed oil paintings, the Lounge is a comfortable and welcoming space.
Double doors lead out to an outdoor terrace with barbecue facilities situated under a retractable awning, allowing year-round access and protection from the unpredictable Manchester weather.
A private bar, private toilets and facilities including a HD projector and screen as well as  a sound system - this space is ideal for birthdays, wedding receptions, baby showers, wrap parties, coffee mornings and networking events, as well as those all-important summer parties.
The Lounge can be booked for parties of 30 up to 80, dependent on furniture configuration. The Lounge with the Outdoor Terrace can accommodate up to 80 people. (The outdoor terrace can only be booked with the Lounge area.)


The Parlour Private Room 15 25 - Available on request Available on request

A vintage Victorian drinking den with its own private balcony over-looking the Rochdale and Pennine Canal, located within metres of the Reception bar, our Parlour room is the perfect space for large table bookings, or small parties of 15 to 25 guests. 

*All reservations are subject to a minimum spend and a non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure the room.


* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

Customer Reviews (9)

Our Review

Lock 91 Manchester - Lounge Bar Review

Deansgate Locks is well known for its party bars overlooking the canal. At the end of the strip a new independent venue has come to town, run by a couple of industry professionals that have been part of the Manchester bar scene for years. Lock 91 is housed in the old lock keeper's cottage and offerssomething…