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Cord Bar

$$ - $$$
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8 Dorsey Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LU, England
+44 161 832 9494
14:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 14:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 01:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have to admit, my husband and I went late Saturday afternoon, and it wasn't very busy. However, I would have loved to stay longer. I really enjoyed the chilled out ambience of the bar, and the music. There was a good selection of drinks, and the bar staff were friendly. I will definitely return 😁

Thank CaraT71
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724 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Maybe I'm getting old, but I am still young at heart, but here was like a student bar. So many very young people, clearly some underage too, but huge groups of younger drinkers. The bar staff were also young and didn't seem to care. Measures are not measures, a G&T was poured from an emptied bottle, so not a full... More 

1 Thank nomadlad
Jonathan W, Owner at Cord Bar, responded to this review

Hi sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. We have a mixed clientele and Saturday was a special event which probably accounts for the age range which is normally much older. We do stringent age checks so although some may appear young they certainly don't get served without verification. We do free pour and staff are checked on a... More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Came here recently and heard the staff bad mouthing customers loudly. My beer was flat and overpriced. Would avoid

1 Thank Sophie J
Jonathan W, Owner at Cord Bar, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that we have had a complete new system installed so find it strange the beer was flat. Feel free to come back and give us another try! Cheers Jon More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Was recommended by some friends of ours and not disappointed. Its a really cool place. Staff were friendly, good selection of drinks and crowd was mixed and very happy

Thank Jack H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Went here for drinks on a Saturday. It wasnt particularly busy but the drinks and atmosphere were nice for a northern quarter bar.

Thank Oliviab123
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I can't say enough great things about this bar. The cocktails are out of this world and great value for money. Staff are friendly and helpful and you get served quickly. I went here with a large group for my hen weekend and everyone was served quickly and enjoyed the cocktails. The art work on the walls (murals of Ian... More 

1 Thank Paula G
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

If you like cocktails you will love it here. They have a good range and a happy hour that currently starts at 4pm. It is a successful bar in the Northern Quarter. The staff are a deliriously happy and friendly bunch. It is a slightly hidden gem and easily overlooked if you do not like to wander down side streets.

Thank urthwild5
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic evening making cocktails with superb staff, should you get the opportunity don't hesitate. Highly recommended, many thanks for a brilliant evening x

Thank MarieWard123
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Went here with hubby for cocktail class 13/03/2016 at 6 o'clock , had a fab time, really great atmosphere, great friendly staff, had a good laugh, which is what it is all about, would do it again and bunch of friends want to do it next time when deal is on, happy days cheers guys

Thank mrmrsrobinson123
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Bought a groupon for a cocktail master class, expected to be in a big group, so it was fab that it was just two of us. Staff were brilliant, and in addition to our cocktails, the shots were aplenty! Got to go behind the bar and even use a flamethrower, ooops, I mean blowtorch....... Fab time, definitely recommend it. This... More 

Thank Pam B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 01:00
14:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Dorsey Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 9494
Small Boutique Bar situated in Northern Quarter of Manchester, serving great cocktails and smiles to match.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?