Situated in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, Bluu has established itself as one of the most loved bars within this understated and relaxed drinking and eating circuit. Inside you’re hit by a mix of retro furniture alongside contemporary design features that also grab the eye. Not your average cocktail bar by any means, the downstairs 60 capacity Smithfield Social is perfect for private hire as well as a more intimate affair if the hustle of the upstairs bar is too much for you.

Bluu combines the best premium quality wines, spirits, beers and hand-crafted cocktails with exceptional modern British cuisine, served throughout the day providing an excellent place to enjoy a simple drink and a meal in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter.

Bluu's vibrant, buzzing atmosphere makes it the perfect place to socialise with friends or colleagues, whatever the time of day. So if you’re looking for somewhere that ticks all the boxes for an evening out, then get yourself down to Bluu.


  • Disabled Toilets
  • None
  • None
  • 18


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 0:00
Tuesday 11:00 0:00
Wednesday 11:00 0:00
Thursday 11:00 2:00
Friday 11:00 2:00
Saturday 11:00 2:00
Sunday 11:00 0:00



Bluu, Smithfield Market Buildings,, Thomas Street, M4 1BD


Northern Quarter


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British and American food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Choose from sharing dishes, burgers, or some excellent side dishes. Selected burgers 2 for £10 for lunch from Monday - Friday too!

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Smithfield Social Basement Bar Basement Space 45 70 - £750-£1000 £1000-£1500

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

Customer Reviews (2)

Our Review

Bluu/Smithfield Social - Bar and Restaurant Review

Bluu/Smithfield Social - Bar and Restaurant Review

As a die-hard Northern Quarter frequenter, Bluu is no stranger to me. Often the go-to bar for a pre-Blackdog Ballroom boogie, I was intrigued to see what my regular haunt would present to me with my weekday, sober eyes in place. And especially after a brand new re-vamp at that. The Venue Bluuis…