Norwegian Blue

Norwegian Blue photo Norwegian Blue photo


Norwegian Blue is one of the big bars in Manchester's Printworks, where the beer is cheap, the music is loud and the location for the start of a good night out in the city is about as good as it gets. During the day Norwegian Blue a convenient place to pop in for a mid-shop coffee and catch up with friends, but it's at night that this place really comes alive. Popular with students and locals looking to blow off steam, it can get pretty raucous when the sun goes down – especially on Friday and Saturday nights when you can usually spot one or two hen or stag parties.
One of the reasons for its popularity is the brilliant drinks offers, which are really good value; there are cocktail pitchers from £10.50, while single cocktails are just £4.95 each or two for £7.95. During the day the food is equally good value, with a choice of paninis, wraps and burgers, as well as main meals, sharing platters and dishes from the grill, served alongside a soundtrack of pop favourites and MTV classics.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout and sports fans are in their element with 12 screens conveniently located throughout the bar showing all big sporting events. The atmosphere is lively every day of the week – and don't miss the karaoke evenings every Sunday night!


No door charge
Drinkonomical £
The Printworks
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
11:30 01:30
11:30 01:30
11:30 01:30
11:30 01:30
11:30 02:00
10:30 03:00
10:30 01:30


Norwegian Blue
27 Withy Grove, Printworks, Manchester, M4 2BS

Central Manchester

View on Citymapper
View on Google Maps


Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £4.95
Bottle of House Wine £10.50

This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
A good selection of decent sandwiches and burgers, plus pub classics, sharing platters and dishes from the grill. Don't miss out on the 2-4-1 desserts!

(6 reviews) Show all Show fewer

{{}} {{reviewWidget.userName}} visited {{reviewWidget.venue}} on {{reviewWidget.visited}}

As Norwegian Blue has now changed to Yates my booking had not been 'swapped over' to the new booking system. When I went to the bar no-one seem to have an idea about the booking. Eventually the manager came over and explained the situation. We had to wait about 30 minutes for an area to be quickly arranged for us. The manager explained that he would sort a round of drinks out for us and a couple of bottles or wine to compensate for us having to wait. This materialized as a bottle of Procesco and a round of shots, which made up a little. All in all was a good time although really need to sort the bar staff out as there is not enough!! Visited Norwegian Blue on 2016-04-30
by on May 3rd, 2016

We have visited Norwegian blue a few times now and each time has been fab the atmospheres lovely and chilled reasonably priced drinks and food can't fault the place. Will definitely stop off for drinks next time where in Manchester 👌
by on January 2nd, 2016

We had our staff Christmas party here for the second time. Absolutely fab night had by all. Thanks to the all the management and staff for making it such a good night. Definielty recommend it to others. Visited Norwegian Blue on 2015-12-04
by on December 14th, 2015

Absolutely fantastic place, they made us feel so welcome. Everything was all set up ready for us when we got there. I will be booking with Norwegian blue again. I will recommend to anyone. We 110% had a fantastic night Visited Norwegian Blue on 2015-10-31
by on November 2nd, 2015

Under gone a sparkle refurbishment the venue is looking stunning... Just in time for the Rugby World Cup. Brand new look, Brand new products and a multitude of screens! Free WIFI, Pub Grub and Cold Beers 5* from me
by on September 10th, 2015

If you're between 18-25, this is a great place for boozing – but not much more than that. It's a good location, but it's pretty faceless, though the cheap cocktails more than make up for it :)
by on April 7th, 2013

Show all Show fewer

If you like Norwegian Blue, you should also check out...

In the industry?

Discover the different ways you can work with us, whether you own a bar, restaurant, pub, club, private hire space, pop-up and/or run events.

Bookings Software

Revolutionary booking and enquiry management software for bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Table management, pre-orders, payments and more.

Sell Tickets Online

An online ticketing box office, catering for all kinds of events, pop ups to big music festivals, and free marketing and exposure to help sell more tickets.

Promote Your Venue

Need to get your venue out to millions? Use our targeted marketing packages to instantly push your venue to a young professional audience.