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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 ££
Northern Quarter
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


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39-41 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HW

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.50
Pint of Real Ale £3.20
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.30
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.00
Cocktail £7.00
Bottle of House Wine £16.00
Bottle of Champagne £40.00

This venue serves British food.

A word from the chef:
Bar snacks, cracking plates and light bites - mouthwatering burgers, fiery chilli, toasted sandwiches - and some great meal deals, too.

Our Review

Common - Restaurant Bar 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...

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Great after-works drink spot with plenty of tables and the best bar staff. Always smiling even when its busy!
20 May 2013 by jess_m

really great selection of nights here. Always an event going on. good beer and crowd too.
13 Mar 2013 by jtaylor

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