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Best Party Bar 2014/15 - DesignMyNight Awards

Apotheca is a quirky, buzzing and lively cocktail and DJ bar in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. If ever a bar was aptly named then this is it, Apotheca meaning "One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes". This is certainly the ethos and inspiration behind Apotheca as you will find out as you step through the doors and find antique pharmacy cabinets adorning the centre-piece and full to the brim of cocktail delights. 

Exposed brickwork, bistro tables and street art from local artists provide a contemporary feel but it's the cocktails and music that bring in a young and lively crowd. Downstairs there is an intimate yet spacius basement lounge bar with a rich red carpet, mahogany cabinets and a smattering of black leather sofas and pouffs perfect for private hires. The kitchen serves up pizzas, burgers, sharing platters and sandwiches that do a pretty good job at complimenting the cocktails. Weekends party DJs hit up party bangers making this a popular bar in Manchester. 


Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
Over 18


Day Open Close Notes
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17 Thomas Street Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1FS

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.25
Pint of Real Ale £3.25
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £3.95
Cocktail £6.25
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.00
Bottle of House Wine £15.00

This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Perfect drinking food. Pizza's, mammoth sandwiches and sharing patters

Our Review

Apotheca Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

Apotheca Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

Apotheca is a popular Northern Quarter cocktail bar, situated just off the busy crossroads next to Bluu and TV21. From the moment you set foot in the cool and seductive bar you know exactly what you're in for. I'd heard some very good things about...

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One of my favourite after work drinking venues. Great bar, good cocktails and normally a good crowd to go with it. Can get a little crowded upstairs hence the 4 stars
14 Jul 2014 by chrismevans

Some of my favourite cocktails in Manchester have been drunk in this bar. Love it!!!
03 May 2013 by hannahcowes
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Lively little bar! great service. The cocktails are super more-ish though!
21 Feb 2013 by jbill86

LOVE LOVE LOVE this bar! Get really busy at the weekend but has a downstairs area as well with a bar. Good for a midweek drink as you can order food from the Italian restaurant next door.
14 Feb 2013 by gemma_h

I went for their infamous Halloween Party and it was crazy! Zombies, flashmobs and loads of cocktails, well worth going back I think.
22 Jan 2013 by lp260

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