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

Sorting places

Vinyl Revival

Record shop specialising in the sounds of Manchester back to the 1950s, plus rare collectables, clothing and homeware

Carhartt Work In Progress Store

First Northern Quarter store of hit streetwear-inspired fashion brand for men and women

Forbidden Planet

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

Giraffe Flowers

Northern Quarter shop with bespoke bouquets, quirky house-plants, and unique home décor

The Liars Lounge

Second floor Tiki haven at Cane & Grain, with enough bottles of rum to build a bridge to Barbados.

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.

Tariff & Dale

Landmark industrial-edged bar and lower-ground floor restaurant boasting modern English food, sourdough pizzas and free pool table.

Dusk Til Pawn

A speakeasy disguised as a pawn shop, mixing the allure of secrecy with expertly crafted cocktails.

Carhartt Work In Progress Store 2

The official Carhartt Work In Progress shop offers a comprehensive collection of durable and comfortable clothing

Bionic Seven

One of the Northern Quarter’s original vintage menswear stores, renowned for expert curation, ethical practices, and sourcing collector’s items
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