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Big Hands Bar

296 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NS, England
+44 161 272 7309
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good45%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“pre gig” (4 reviews)
“oxford road” (4 reviews)
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Italian, International, Bar
296 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a friend before the Shinedown gig at Manchester Academy. Comfy sofa, nice grungey atmosphere playing rock vinyl. Good pint of San Miguel (fairy priced at £4.40).

Thank ClaireU220
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for a swift half after visiting time at MRI. Beautiful evening in Manchester meant we could enjoy the roof top terrace. Love the fairy lights and plants. The water feature distracted from the traffic noise on Oxford Road, but not from the...More

Thank nataliewebb222
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Great little gem of a bar with friendly staff, a cosy feel, good beer garden and quirky decor. Also play good music and the drinks aren’t badly priced

Thank manc_emm
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Loved this rather unusual place. The rooftop terrace as lovingly decorated with a great variety of plants and flowers. Although right next to Oxford Road, on the rooftop you feel you are in the middle of nowhere. Just lovely. Couldn't ask for a better place...More

Thank 987pm
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Great bar, ideally located for gigs ast the academy/university/rncp though it doesn't get too busy. Has a great rooftop bar and plays lots of good music. Live music and djs as well, apparently. Good beer.

Thank scott j
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Very handy for Manchester academy music venues and the contact theatre. This is a great bar with a great vibe.

Thank joseph850
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Sophisticated little jazz joint, small venue with reasonably priced local brews, if you want decent music and good beer try here!

Thank Wutangmustang
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Good location for Manchester Academy an what a bar we had a pre-gig ales here, dark an dingy, how a music bar should be, Staff were good, we met some randomers as you do, comfy chairs an settees too much room for two, let the...More

3  Thank davebolts82
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We have used big hands for years and it never disappoints. It is rough and ready place 100 yards also from the Academy and is perfect for a pre-gig pint. It is done out in a very eclectic style and they have some really good...More

1  Thank OfftheirP
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

As a lover of music and dive bars this place was right up my street. Scruffy, walls covered in memorabilia, great atmosphere. Bar staff ace and quick despite it being rammed. If you're wanting a beer before a concert at The Academy get in here...More

1  Thank guzzimag
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  • Address: 296 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 272 7309
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