Sandbar in Manchester is the kind of place loved by students and academics alike - as well as anyone else looking for a laid-back, friendly pub this end of town. Tucked just off Oxford Road, opposite Deaf Institute, it has a treasure trove of events, including cabaret, drawing classes, art installations, DJs, jazz nights and jamming sessions - which often involve students from the RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) around the corner.
Sandbar has evolved out of a couple of rickety Georgian houses, complete with old fireplaces, so there are plenty of nooks and crannies in which to set up camp and settle in for the long-haul. Although it’s not huge, it can take a couple of visits to completely get your bearings - a great excuse for repeat visits!
During the day you can kick back on the reclaimed bus seats with a pint and the papers - but make no mistake, this place is hugely popular and you’d be hard-pressed to find a free table most evenings unless you get there early. The buzzing atmosphere is unparalleled, and the food (served until 9pm) is all sandwiches and mouth-watering stone-baked pizzas. And the beer? Real ale and scrumpy cider galore.
|Pint of Lager||£2.90|
|Pint of Real Ale||£2.70|
|Bottle of Cider (568ml)||£5.80|
|Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large )||£5.30|
|Bottle of House Wine||£13.70|
A word from the chef:
We make all our own stock, sauces and all our dough is made with organic flour and hand kneaded each day. Our aim is to be hearty, fresh, local, seasonal and nutritious.
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