Pie & Ale

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Pie & Ale does exactly what it says on the tin. And then some. A stylish cafe bar in Northern Quarter, brought to you by the good people from taste-haven, Bakerie, next door, Pie & Ale, like its neighbour, puts a massive focus on the menu. Their awesome menu of artisan pies reads like a tasty rainbow. From Rabbit & Cider to Mouflon, Cherry & Port on the main menu to Saturday Breakfast Pie and Sunday Roast Pie on weekends. At the bar, an ever-rotating roster of local-micro brewery cask ales is on offer as well as a host of gins, whiskies and other spirits. 

The decor is clean and modern, yet relaxed and cosy. Big bright windows, sleek wood panels and cool exposed bulbs make up the chic design of this bar. Seating is arranged in comfortable leather booths - each with their own plug socket for laptops - a nice touch for a venue in the bustling Northern Quarter Arcade. Upstairs you'll find a cosy mezzanine with more booths, which is also available for private hire. Tunes at Pie & Ale are an easy blend, with indie, rock, soul, funk and motown. Simple features, simple menus and a cracking bar. A buzzing spot to meet mates for a casual dinner, or a quirky date night with mega grub, Pie & Ale offers something a little different in the Northern Quarter, one delicious combo. 


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
Wheelchair Access


Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
Friday - -
Saturday - -
12:00 19:00


Pie & Ale
The Hive Lever Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1FN

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.60
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.40
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.20
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.35
Bottle of House Wine £14.95
Bottle of Champagne £16.95


This venue serves British and Pub Food food.

A word from the chef:
Expect the best of British with pies coming in all shapes, sizes and varieties. From rabbit & cider at £9.95 to game pie at £11.95, the selection is sumptuous.

Our Review

Pie & Ale - Pub Review

Pie & Ale - Pub Review

A cold and wet Friday evening in Manchester is the perfect setting for me and my companion to soak up some seriously honest comforting food and a drink. A partnership rivalled only by the likes of Batman and Robin, or wine and cheese with regards to...

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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Hire Venue Hire 120 1K
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The pastry on the pie was excellent however it could not be viewed as a pile of mash potatoe had been dumped on top of it . The rabbit pie lacked seasoning similar to the same degree it lacked rabbit , only one small piece being found . Not a great experience for 10£ , but excellent choice of beers .
15 Feb 2015 by David

Really enjoyed our night at Pie & Ale. I'm not a big beer drinker but the fruit beers were lovely, the staff knowledgable and advised on menu and drink choices. The food was tasty although could have been more meat inside rather than just sauce. I had kangaroo which was brilliant! I would defiantly recommend it
20 Jul 2014 by Ruth

MATE, genuinely some of the best pies in Manchester. or at least i think so. was really impressed with the beer aswell. wasn't expecting such a good selection but was chuffed
11 Jun 2014 by toddlane23

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