Common in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is anything but - and for those in the know, it’s the hippest bar in the area; a hipster hangout that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

A great afternoon rendezvous with friends or just a mid-shop re-group, Common is a cool plot of marked simplicity, and slick interiors thanks to its slight Scandi inspired touch. Busy with the Northern Quarter's cool kids, Common is a charming bustle come sun down, and makes just the destination for dinner and drinks alike. Fancy an artsy dose? There's a regular rotation of exhibitions to boot.

Ready to woof down a meal? Tuck into sensibly sourced dishes and plucky plates as guests to Common can tuck into the likes of their Maple Bacon Burger for £9, a dashing roast hake with charred cauliflower and lentil dhal at the same £9 price, or small plates such as their beetroot cured salmon at £5.50. Drinks are a neat treat too, with international bottles of wine, and cocktails the likes of their Jalapeno and Cucumber Margarita coming in at £7. 


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:00 0:00
Tuesday 9:00 0:00
Wednesday 9:00 0:00
Thursday 9:00 0:00
Friday 9:00 1:00
Saturday 9:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 0:00



Common, 39-41, Edge Street, M4 1HW


Northern Quarter

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Customer Reviews (2)

Our Review

Common - Restaurant Bar Review

Most Northern Quarter fans have been to, or heard of Common bar. I took my brother along to see what this Manchester staple had to say for itself after a brand new revamp… The Venue A stone’s throw from the heavy footfall of Thomas Street, Common is accessible yet discreet…