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Simple secured their tag as one of the Northern Quarter’s most highly acclaimed bars by winning the Manchester Tourism Awards “Best Bar of 2012”.

Open since 2001, Simple has been wowing the Northern Quarter crowds with fresh food, smart décor, relaxed atmosphere and great cocktails. Decked out with leather booths for larger groups and smaller tables for intimate drinks and dining, Simple attracts all sorts of fun lovin' locals looking for a top notch tipple.

Their Happy Hour (4pm-8pm, Monday to Friday) makes Simple even more affordable as you can grab a house cocktail for £4.50 and a bottle of house wine for £8.95. Simple’s cocktail masterclasses are also a massive hit and are always the hot ticket in the Northern Quarter, not forgetting their cocktail of the week, which also seems to be in high demand. Don’t expect you’re ordinary range of drinks at Simple though; their ‘Hard Shakes’ are a massive crowd-pleaser and offer something different to the trendy Northern Quarter crowd.



No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
Smart casual


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 01:00
11:00 01:00
11:00 23:00


G20-21, Smithfields Buildings, Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LA

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.70
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.60
Cocktail £6.75
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £3.50
Bottle of House Wine £13.95
Bottle of Champagne £79.00


This venue serves British and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
The main meals are all hearty (sirloin steak, chicken pot pie, BBQ ribs etc.) and the starters and all pack a punch. Simple also do a great range of burgers, the pick of which is the 'Ironman' (8oz 100% beef burger with jalapenos, pepperoni, salsa and mozzarella). Try their Wolverine burger with homemade burger relish at just £7.95.

Our Review

Simple Manchester  - Cocktail Bar Review

Simple Manchester - Cocktail Bar Review

Simple is a great little bar in the Northern Quarter; I’d never ventured to Simple before and was excited to hear that they had a new menu out, a perfect reason to try it out. As well as being known as a great cocktail bar Simple has a busy...

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You can get a lunch meal deal for a fiver here and its HUGE. Table service and nice staff. Haven't been in the evening for ages, but the terrace is great to sit out on in the summer. Food food foodddd
24 Dec 2013 by Hannah

Not sure what was better, the wolverine burger or the cocktails!
16 Aug 2013 by kanyewest

As everyone else seems to be saying, COCKTAILS!
16 Aug 2013 by rebekah94

Ace cocktails and the food is fab! Such a cosy place with lovely staff :)
20 May 2013 by jess_m

Good for cocktails and the outside area is really good for people watching
18 Feb 2013 by rob

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