Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter


The original Black Dog Ballroom, we’re still proud to be here in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter underneath the iconic Affleck’s Palace. Our New York Style late-night speakeasy bar and restaurant is the perfect place for after work drinks.We are the sister bar to fellow Manchester venues Black Dog Ballroom New Wakefield Street and Dog Bowl

Black Dog is well knows for its late night pool tables where you can get an hour's worth of playing time for just £5. Although we would advise reserving a table to beat the queues. Black Dog Ballroom is also home to its very own American style diner, serving classics like pizzas, burgers and milkshakes from midday till late. A secret VIP 'ballroom' under the stairs is also available for private hire - and boasts its own bar, pool table and seating areas. 

The Bunker is our new hire-able live music space at Black Dog NQ. We host resident DJs who spin tunes into the early hours at the weekends, giving you the perfect excuse to come down and shake that money maker! 

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Offer Availability
50% off food Mondays
Every Monday from dawn until dusk we will knock 50% off your food bill which means you can kick your working week off with Nachos from £2.50, a classic burger and fries for as little as £4.25 or one of our freshly made 14″ pizzas from as little as £4.50!
Monday 12:00 – 23:00
Pizza Twosdays
We all know Tuesday is the worst day EVER! So make Bluesday …TWOSDAY. All day at Black Dog Ballroom NQ and NWS our freshly made 14” pizzas are all buy one get one absolutely free. So save half your cash or just eat twice as much!
Tuesday 12:00 – 23:00
Free Pool Wednesdays
Every Wednesday at Black Dog Ballroom NWS is Free Pool Wednesday – buy a drink (or round) at the bar and get a free game of pool when you ask!
Wednesday 12:00 – 04:00
£5.00 Lunch
Available Tuesday – Friday from 12pm – 3pm, we will have the following on offer for just £5: Cheeseburger & Skin-on Fries Pepperoni Pizza Street Vendor Dog & Skin-on Fries Tomato & Mozzarella Salad (V) So forget about stale triangle sandwiches for lunch, we have you covered.
Tuesday 12:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 15:00
Thursday 12:00 – 15:00
Friday 12:00 – 15:00
Fizz Face Fridays
Friday nights in Manchester are a lot more exciting with a bottle of prosecco in hand… meet us at ‘Fizz Face Friday’. You and your mates can share £12 bottles of prosecco (£3 glasses), £30 bottles of Mumm Champagne (£6 glasses) or 2-4-1 cocktails – maybe don’t share the cocktails.
Company Of The Week
Want to be our Company of the Week and take advantage of some great drinks offers on a Friday night after work? We will be choosing three companies each week who will receive 50% off drinks! To nominate your company, email
Friday 17:00 – 20:00
Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour at Black Dog Ballroom takes place Sunday – Friday 4pm – 7pm Offers include:£4 on selected cocktails £10 Bottle of House Wine £3 Estrella Damm £3 Corona
Monday 16:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 16:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 16:00 – 19:00
Thursday 16:00 – 19:00
Friday 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday 16:00 – 19:00
Bottomless Brunch
Fancy over indulging? Every Saturday and Sunday between 12pm-4pm our new Bottomless Brunch offer includes any dish from the brunch menu and bottomless selected drinks for just £25. It is never to early for a mimosa, right?
Saturday 12:00 – 16:00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00
Cocktail Masterclasses
Perfect for hen and stag parties, quirky dates or special birthday celebrations, the Black Dog group is proud to launch its new range of cocktail masterclasses. Black Dog Ballroom’s bar team has joined forces with award-winning Mixologist Massimo Zitti to design the new series of themed cocktail masterclasses. Manchester’s cocktail lovers can pick from the three packages on offer: the Mexican-inspired ‘Poco Loco’ package, the New York disco style ‘Studio 54’, or the prohibition-themed ‘Boardwalk’ option. The cocktail master classes are available at both the Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter and New Wakefield Street venues. They cost £25.00 per person and Black Dog Ballroom can accommodate for parties of four to twenty people. Bespoke classes are also available for larger groups.


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  • Dance floor
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 4:00
Tuesday 16:00 4:00
Wednesday 16:00 4:00
Thursday 16:00 4:00
Friday 16:00 4:00
Saturday 12:00 5:00
Sunday 12:00 4:00



Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter, 43, Oldham Street, M1 1JG


Northern Quarter


  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Asian food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Food served Tues-Sun from Manchester's Salt & Pepper

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Private Ballroom Private Room 25 80 - - -

30-80 guest capacity

• Private hire speakeasy style room,

• Private bar,

• Seating area,

• Pool table,

• Projection Screen

• DJ facilities & sound-system,

• Private toilet facilities



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

Customer Reviews (5)

Our Review

Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter - Cocktail Bar Review

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