Oxford Road Bars

Dubbed by many as the 'Student Quarter', Oxford Road encompasses all the main University campuses and as a result is a favourite haunt of those out for a drink after lectures and student nights in Manchester. With some cracking DJ bars, cocktail bars and live music venues in the area, Oxford Road is a buzzing stretch that really is one of the best drinking spots hosting the best bars in the city. But it's not just about the students, see our recommended list of Oxford Road bars and see what all the fuss is about.


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Dog Bowl

6 user reviews 5

Bowlin' and boozin'? There's one venue in Manchester that has these down to a par-T. Part of the heralded Black Dog family and one of the best places for hearty American chow in the city, Dog Bowl is a wholly unique destination thanks to its very own selection of bowling lanes. It is called Dog Bowl after all. Head on down for cocktails, boisterous burgers, dapper DJ nights and more.

A prime bar with entertainment in Oxford Road, The Arch not only boasts colourful and zany interiors that can't help but catch the eye, they also promise a roaring roster of student drinks deals alongside pool tables and affordable dining aplenty. 

KRO Bar

1 user review 4

A great Danish bar and restaurant on Manchester's bustling Oxford Road; with a large garden and welcoming wooden interior, KRO Bar is a great spot to enjoy a drink. Close to some of Manchester's finest gig venues, it's the ideal place to grab dinner and some pre-drinks before getting your world rocked! So whether you want a pre-party or after-party, KRO Bar is one of Manchester Nightlife's most interesting spots.

Big Hands

4 user reviews 4

For an intimate evening head to the tiny, but charming, Big Hands Bar not far from the Manchester Academy on Oxford Road. Perfect for a drink or two before or after seeing your favourite band this Manchester bar is not to be missed!