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Cord Bar

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8 Dorsey Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LU, England
+44 161 832 9494
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Today
14:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 14:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 01:00
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London
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638 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Jack H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Oliviab123
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank Paula G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank urthwild5
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank MarieWard123
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank mrmrsrobinson123
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Pam B
England
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

The toilets don't look like they've ever been cleaned. Walls are covered in black mould and stink. Place needs shutting down.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 23:00
Monday
14:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 23:00
Thursday
14:00 - 23:00
Friday
14:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
Small Boutique Bar situated in Northern Quarter of Manchester, serving great cocktails and smiles to match.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?