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Open since 2001, Cord has been one of the most popular Northern Quarter bars for over a decade - and its recent facelift has attracted a whole new generation of clientele. A Northern Quarter cult favourite, Cord has some stand out features which make it a great place for a night out in in the city.

Cord are known for their wooden wonder. From upcycled planks and keg bore table stands to flushed white tiling in the basement, Cord is edgy and cool all at once. Be that down in the basement or in the bustle of the alcoves, Cord are keeping the industrial Northern Quarter spirit alive.

Cord host live music, open mic nights and a weekly quiz, all the things that make it a good place to drink midweek as well as the weekend. The crowd at Cord is one comprised mainly of young creative types, which however you look at it, makes for a good vibe. Downstairs you'll find one of the best basement bars in Manchester, ‘The Vault’ where the party gets a bit more lively, with DJs keep the crowds entertained with an eclectic mix of music. So if you want an evening in the Northern Quarter with good music, a good crowd and a basement bar – then look no further than Cord. 

What's on

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Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Every Thursday

Bring an instrument along and have a jam. Cord's open mic night is there for those who want to make a name for...


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
18. Kids till 7pm.
Smart casual


Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:30
12:00 23:30
12:00 23:30
12:00 23:30
12:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 22:30


8 Dorsey Street, Manchester, M4 1LU

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.80
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £3.90
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.40
Bottle of House Wine £13.95


Cord Cocktail Menu Download
Cord Drinks Menu Download

This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Cord serve food via there sister venue ‘Simple Bar & Kitchen’. There's a great choice of nibbles on the snacks menu, perfect for an after work munch.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Venue Hire 250 £1.5k £5k
Basement Basement Space 100 Costs vary, please enquire N/A N/A
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Really smart little venue, particularly since they revamped it. Lots of cool and comfy areas to chill out in and the basement club is always banging on a weekend too.
by on August 20th, 2014

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