Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter

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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! 


Offers / Promos 9

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Offer Details 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. Friday 17:00
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.


Door Charge may apply
Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
No hoodies, No trainers, No sportswear, Smart
50% off food Mondays, Pizza Twosdays, Free Pool Wednesdays, £5.00 Lunch, Fizz Face Fridays …


Day Open Close Notes
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12:00 05:00
12:00 04:00


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

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.20
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.80
Cocktail £7.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.10
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £3.90
Bottle of House Wine £13.00
Bottle of Champagne £55.00


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This venue serves American and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
American style diner food! Gourmet pizzas, burgers, fresh salads, sides, tasty milkshakes and desserts.

Our Review

Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter - Cocktail Bar Review

Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter - Cocktail Bar Review

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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Private Ballroom Private Room 25-30 80 £150.00 £1k £1k
The Bunker Private Room 40 200 £150.00 £1.5k £1.5k
Cocktail Masterclasses Private Room Classes for upwards of 6 people £25.00 pp
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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This is a great late night bar when you just want to hang out with friends and play some pool or table football with a drink. They do food until 1am too so it's the perfect after the pub bar when you dont quite feel like going home
by on August 27th, 2014

The secret bar under the stairs has to be one of my favourite places to relax! Perfect on the busy nights if you need a break from all the dancing
by on July 5th, 2013
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Love coming here, great for booze, great for pool and great for people!
by on May 3rd, 2013

Fantastic Place. Great Pool. Awesome selection of beers. Good food - personal favourite is the Brucie's Bonus pizza! YUM!
by on February 22nd, 2013

Good, but you have to pay on the weekend which is annoying. Would be good if it had a cloakroom x
by on February 14th, 2013

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