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Big Hands Bar

296 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NS, England
+44 161 272 7309
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“pre gig” (3 reviews)
“quirky bar” (2 reviews)
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296 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NS, England
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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

2  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 Off their P
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
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Big Hands Bar is a bit like a tardis - seemingly small on the outside but surprisingly large on the inside. There are 2 levels, the top level being a roof top space overlooking Oxford Road. If you like your music, you’ll love this place....More

1  Thank Fitzgerald5
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic bar. Service is superb, great grungy bar to sit and listen to good music. Nice selection of good beers.

1  Thank sm1708
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times, like the music, decor and general vibe of the bar. There's an outside patio area upstairs, it might not look a great place from outside but once you've passed the threshold you'll find an eclectic mix of people.

1  Thank YtarmyYtarmy
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Loud, dim, boozy, I love it. Staff are flawless humans, probably akin to divine saints from above. Ok, maybe not, but I still love stopping here on my way home from work.

Thank Fraser_Jay3285
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a drink before a gig at the academy. Unfortunately there was no food available but the barman was really friendly and welcoming offering advice on where else to go. The decor is quirky, lots of comfy chairs, posters and memorabilia. We...More

Thank Kimpip
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I couldn't get tickets for Akon so I plumped for tickets to see Los Campesinos at Manchester Academy in October, I'll try not to let my disappointment at not seeing Akon colour my review here. Friends from Manchester recommended Big Hands to me as the...More

1  Thank SeanGledhill
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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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