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
  • None
  • None


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

Getting there

Citymapper Google Maps Gett £15 off for first riders with code DMNGETT



Drink 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
* Prices shown are the starting price.
  • Cuisine

    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.

Customer Reviews (2)

Hey {{ user.first_name || 'anonymous' }}! Write a review and earn 10 points.

Give it a rating:

A review of at least 30 words is required ({{ }} words)

{{ review.screenValues.error }}

Thanks for your review. You've earned 10 points! Check your balance here.

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 Thomas Street, Common is accessible yet discreet…

If you like Common, You should also check out...

Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common