The Whiskey Jar


Best Music Venue 2014/15 - DesignMyNight Awards

The Whiskey Jar is a cool Northern Quarter bar spread over two floors of a Grade II listed building. With two bars and plenty of comfortable seating, you can choose whether to have a quiet or more upbeat drink. They also have a downstairs event area which plays host to DJs, live bands and acoustic sets, making it one of the Northern Quarter’s best all-in-one venues. There's even a great terrace area where in the summer a BBQ will keep visitors well fed while they enjoy a drink. 

The bar offers up a great cocktail list, local ales and of course, premium whiskeys. The Whiskey Jar also does some great cocktail classes for anyone who wants to learn how to recreate some of their favourite drinks. Food-wise, there's a range of gourmet pies and sides, offering something hearty and filling to go with your whiskey.


  • Dance floor
  • Disabled Toilets
  • None
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 0:00
Tuesday 16:00 0:00
Wednesday 16:00 0:00
Thursday 16:00 1:00
Friday 16:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00



The Whiskey Jar, 14, Tariff Street, M1 2FF


Northern Quarter

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Basement Event Space Basement Space 50 170 - 1,500 2,000

The Whiskey Jar has undoubtedly become one of the Northern Quarter's favourite spots. This old textile mill has been beautifully restored with it’s upstairs bar playing host to a range of popular nights.

We now have a fully functioning, basement event space complete with bar, seating and a fantastic sound system with DJ equipment.

The space is ideal for public music events, private parties, corporate events, photoshoots, conferences, yoga classes, exhibitions etc. licensed up until 2am on a Thursday and 4am on Friday and Saturday (terms and conditions apply)

We also offer catering for all occasions, in which we supply an eclectic range of award winning local pies, scotch eggs and cheese boards – we will also do our utmost to provide you with any other food requests.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Whiskey Jar - Manchester Bar Review

The Whiskey Jar - Manchester Bar Review

The Whiskey Jar is one of the Northern Quarter's brilliantly rustic and honest gems, we headed down one evening to delve deep into the realms of flavour and sample a host of cask whiskies and home made food.  The Whiskey Jar lamp shades light up the comfortable surroundings The Venue…

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