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TV21 has now been renamed as Bar21

Bar21 is a TV, film and music inspired bar and club in the Northern Quarter. Vibrant and colourful with a strong 80s influence, this bar is as light-hearted as they come; decorated lavishly with colourful lights and all sorts of film and TV memorabilia you might well recognise from popular films and shows. 

Bar21 put on a range of events and host themed nights throughout the week such as Chill out Tuesday, Quiztastic Wednesday, Motor City Disco on Fridays & Saturdays. They have DJs playing every weekend providing you with all the filthy pop, rock and indie you like and often have live music acts too, so it's a good idea to keep your eyes peeled. The bar provides a full selection of beers, spirits, real ales, wines and cocktails and serve good quality home made food!

The novelty appeal of Bar21 and its relaxed atmosphere make it a great place for families, business customers and party goers alike. There's even a great secret basement bar available for private hire - ideal for birthday parties or quirky events. If you're a massive film geek or looking for a place to either grab some wholesome munch or party the night away, you can tick all of those boxes at Bar21. 

Book your table or private hire at Bar21 using the form above to try it out for yourself!


Usually no charge, may vary for different events.
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
18. Kids allowed in day.
Wheelchair access, Disabled Toilets
Smart Casual, Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
16:00 01:30
12:00 01:30
12:00 01:30
12:00 01:30
12:00 03:30
12:00 03:30
11:00 01:30


10 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1DH

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.20
Pint of Real Ale £3.40
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.20
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £3.60
Cocktail £6.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.95
Bottle of House Wine £16.00
Bottle of Champagne £42.00
Jaeger Bomb £4.50


This venue serves American, International and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
American / Grill theme, serving everything from nachos & burritos to big juicy burgers and wraps. The main menu has some delightful delicacies such as Crocodile, Lamb Pie, Wild Boar & Venison Chilli. Lots of vegetarian and gluten free options too! Specials of the week include a veg option.

Our Review

TV21 Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

TV21 Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

With the Northern Quarter awash with bars as it is, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. In a sea of cool venues serving craft beers, organic food and lashings of quirkiness, how does a bar differentiate itself? TV21 doesn't really seem...

Read our full TV21 Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Events Space Basement Space 80 120 £100 £250 £500
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Love the quiz on a Tuesday with Misty - always busy so have started to make sure we book a table - would def recommend for everyone - it says geek but its just good fun really. Been in several times on a weekend too and the DJ's play great indie/soul which I love

Reply from Bar21

Thank you mohraza We appreciate you comments and look forward to seeing you again at Bar21. Management
14 Mar 2016 by mohraza

Had a great night out last Thursday on BOGOF. Staff were great, prices were even better ! Tried the pizza on a pizza and bottle deal for a £5er and it was fantastic. My mate had the burger and bottle for the same price. Cant fault this venue.

Reply from Bar21

Thank you melhog We appreciate you comments and look forward to seeing you again at Bar21. Management
14 Mar 2016 by melhog

Fantastic food and great staff - really good for everyone - couples, groups, families. Good offers available all week too, so good for any night not just the weekends - I love the geek quiz on a Tuesday.

Reply from Bar21

Thank you lashaw We appreciate you comments and look forward to seeing you again at Bar21. Management
14 Mar 2016 by lashaw

I love the decor! There are posters, figurines and quirky knick-knacks dotted around the place. A friend and I came in for drinks one afternoon while it was still quiet and we were the only ones in there. The chef even gave us a free pizza so we're sold on the place!

Reply from Bar21

Thank you nushkinathan We appreciate you comments and look forward to seeing you again at Bar21. Management
22 Apr 2015 by nushkinathan

Done me out of £10 and wouldn't admit it even when I showed them the accompanying £20 notes. Please ensure you state your payment prior to handover as customer satisfaction is definitely not a priority.
13 Jun 2014 by lindat

Didn't realise this place had had a refurbishment as I hadn't been in for a few years, but it looks great! Much better crowd now and the food looks amazeballs, i can't wait to try it out!!

Reply from Bar21

Thanks Kev Let us know what you thought after you've eaten - if you don't just fall asleep feeling full and ecstatic that is lol
28 Aug 2013 by kevr8

love this place. there's a great crowd and the drinks are top notch

Reply from Bar21

Thanks Mark. New cocktails each week now too : )
20 May 2013 by markwhittle

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