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DRY Bar is located in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter and is one of the longest serving bars in the area, opening 1989. This historic venue has changed with the times and now sports a fresh and contemporary interior, but still remains one of the Northern Quarter’s most well-known food and drink establishments.

DRY Bar has some great offers that make it perfect for an affordable and fun night out; spend £6.50 at the bar and get your hands on a FREE 10” Margarita pizza. Bargain. Drinks-wise they have a good beer selection both on tap and by the bottle, as well as a strong wine list. Don’t expect too much pretence here though, DRY Bar is primarily a music lover’s haven and they keep it cool and offbeat like their clientele. If you’re hungry you can get a good meal at DRY Bar or just a snack on the hop, so depending on what you’re after, you can eat big or small.

Once one of the coolest bars in Manchester, you might not be able to drink alongside Liam Gallagher here anymore, but you can certainly mingle with the cool crowd and enjoy a beer in comfort and style. The live music here is also very highly thought of in Manchester and comes recommended if you enjoy a good gig.


No queues normally
Drinkonomical £
Northern Quarter


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 01:00
11:00 04:00
11:00 04:00
12:00 00:00


28-30 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.60
Pint of Real Ale £3.40
Cocktail £6.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £3.00
Bottle of House Wine £9.50
Bottle of Champagne £50.00

This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Choose from a range of soups, baguettes, paninis, jacket potatoes and pizzas at DRY. Catering snacks for lunch and dinner.

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Good beer and great bars around it
by on May 3rd, 2013

Steady, solid and well worth a visit for the free pizza! I even heard a good story about Sean Ryder shooting up the place once. Bit of Manchester history right here people!
by on February 6th, 2013

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