Northern Quarter

Manchester's vibrant cultural hub and the city's most dynamic neighbourhood.

About the Northern Quarter

Nestled in the heart of Manchester, the Northern Quarter is renowned for its eclectic mix of independent shops, trendy bars, and innovative eateries. This urban paradise is a magnet for creatives, offering a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary cool. Explore the area’s iconic street art, vintage boutiques, and record stores that define its distinct character. Whether you’re a foodie seeking gourmet delights or an art enthusiast looking to discover the latest gallery exhibits, the Northern Quarter has something for everyone.

Places in the Northern Quarter highlights the best places to visit, including popular spots like Afflecks, a multi-story emporium of eclectic retailers, and the Craft and Design Centre, where local artists showcase their work. Experience the lively nightlife with a visit to renowned bars such as The Whiskey Jar and Night & Day Café. For coffee aficionados, the Northern Quarter boasts some of Manchester’s finest cafes, perfect for a cozy retreat. Explore, discover, and enjoy all that this iconic area has to offer.

Northern Quarter

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Tiki Hideaway

Underground 1950s inspired tropical slice of Tiki goodness in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Forbidden Planet

Graphic novel/comic store with merchandise & T-shirts, plus character figures & toys.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Housing independent designers and makers for over 40 year offering on-site crafts, exhibitions, workshops, and artisan café.


DJ sets, themed quizzes, live and classic sports matches, retro video games, booze, burgers and dogs.

Stage & Radio

Steeped in history, this two-floor nightlife destination is a Northern Quarter asset, with a jazz-influenced bar and subterranean club space packing serious sound system.

Cane & Grain

Huge range of draught beers meets a wide selection of meats and sauces, with a skate culture twist.


Craft beers, natural wines, and Nell’s Pizza in a hip, redesigned space perfect for casual hangouts.

Band On The Wall

Early-19th Century boozer turned world class music venue welcoming a stacked calendar of international touring artists and highly respected educational arm.
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