The Deaf Institute

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Best Fun Time Party Bar 2014 - DesignMyNight Awards

The Deaf Institute is an amazing three-tier bar and live music venue that is a Manchester nightlife staple in the student hub of Oxford Road. Music magazine NME said of The Deaf Institute that “It looks like it's been dragged out of some ancient crevice of history before the invention of soulless corporate venues.” The quirky charm is what makes this venue so cool and current amongst the ever changing Manchester bar scene.

With three different bars The Deaf Institute thrives with its diversity and different spaces, offering people the chance to drink where they feel comfortable. The basement bar is dark and plush, a place to lounge around sipping cocktails all evening. The ground floor café bar is open from 4pm daily serving amazing food as well as being a cool place to enjoy an evening drink with friends. The upstairs music hall has it all… a massive glitter ball, velvet curtains, a domed ceiling, a smoking terrace and tiered seating. A place to dance, let loose and experience the best Manchester has to offer. Affordable drinks are also key at The Deaf Institute with their own lager, cider and wine pushing prices down alongside some great Happy Hour cocktail deals that will keep your wallet/purse safe from harm.

The Deaf Institute is a great Manchester venue for an evening with friends, as well as a classic gig and club night venue. A buzzy, young crowd should be expected, but you’ll have a great night guaranteed. A great place for parties and gatherings with groups of friends - book your table or drinks area online now using the form above. 

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The Deaf Institute
135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.70
Pint of Real Ale £3.70
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.20
Cocktail £6.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.75
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.20
Bottle of House Wine £16.50
Bottle of Champagne £55.00


This venue serves American, Bar Snacks and International food.

A word from the chef:
Expect all the classics. Burgers, snacks, sharers, Mexican favourites and VEGAN specialities. A real one-stop-shop.

Our Review

The Deaf Institute - Bar Review

The Deaf Institute - Bar Review

The Deaf Institute narrows its mascara coated eyes and draws a long drag on a slim, lilac cigarette. "I'll be whatever you want me to be, sugar" it whispers huskily into the ears of the curious twenty-somethings crossing its drawbridge-like...

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Great night. Great food. Only bit of feedback - desserts were a bit poor but main food was delicious visited The Deaf Institute on 15 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Easy to book online . went to eat before a gig, great place fantastic food nice friendly staff and a great menu and drinks perfect . reasonable prices a great place . looking forward to going again . Alan visited The Deaf Institute on 27 Jul 2016
29 Jul 2016 by Alan
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I would highly recommend the gold teeth event here! It does get very packed and due to this navigating your way around can be difficult but it's still one of the best student nights out I've been on! The place is really easy to get to, just off Oxford road so convenient for transport links too!
10 Aug 2015 by miri123

I've been here for dates, casual drinks, gigs AND nights out and absolutely love the music and drinks selection. Would not recommend it to anyone who cannot stand the sight of hipsters. Only complaint is that there is often inconsistency in drinks prices depending on who serves you.
16 Jul 2014 by kgumbs001

Definitely a student venue but for anyone in there 'late' twenties such as myself its great for lunch. Plus the club nights at the weekend are loads of fun. Pop! Is great If you ever get a chance to go to a gig here Id highly recommend it
24 Dec 2013 by Hannah

Love any place with their homemade lager / cider on top. Top stuff.
16 Aug 2013 by stu1989

didn't even no this place was around until i saw it on the site, great motown club on when we went there!
16 Aug 2013 by simoney_bbs

Great food, great staff, great prices. Also got their own beer on taps which is a nice touch!
03 May 2013 by felixcc

Great place! Various club nights on through the month with a range of djs and plenty of good priced drinks
22 Feb 2013 by m_willis

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