Quirky Bars In The Northern Quarter

Every city has that one cool district that becomes a haven for weird and wonderful ventures. London has Shoreditch, in Liverpool it's the Baltic Triangle, and Manchester boasts this happening area. Bursting with trendy types and creative minds, it's a goldmine for unusual places to drink. To help you find your next favourite spot, we've rounded up the best quirky bars in the Northern Quarter. 

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Last updated on 12th February 2024

NQ64 Manchester Northern Quarter

Fancy immersing yourself in a neon-lit world of arcade games? Us too. So, head on over to NQ64 in Manchester's Northern Quarter or pay a visit to its sister site on Peter Street to find a wide selection of retro delights such as Guitar Hero, House Of The Dead and Street Fighter. Hungry? Crazy Pedro's is on hand to serve up some cracking pizza and there are themed cocktails such as the fruity Full Tilt or Lara's Lost, a delicious spritz. 


An achingly cool destination, Jimmy's is known for budget wings, rock 'n' roll and its own lager courtesy of London Brewery Portobello. For a fun time that won't break the bank, this is where to get over to.