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Odd Bar, Manchester

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Great little bar, sampled the Titanic Lifeboat and, excuse the pun, it went down really well, especially with the house Perfectly Pulled Pork Sandwich.
steviej - 23 Oct 2012 00:32
Cafe-type bar with modern furnishings and set over 2 floors. We chose the upper floor. Kelham Island Pale Rider & Easy Rider were both on. Although the one ale was only available on the upper floor. You're probably assured of a decent beer here. But the drinking environment is a bit too modern for my liking.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Sep 2011 15:32
How is this in the Good Beer Guide ?
One beer on which wasn't very good - will not be coming back if when I am in Manchester again.
mattyd6672 - 5 Jun 2011 08:03
Sorry, pub patron is incorrect. Bluu, yards away, has real ale and it's 30p a pint cheaper there. However, Odd has a changing guest beer and the Mary Rose was good on Saturday.
oftenscore6 - 16 Mar 2011 11:07
Pleasant bar and the one place in this part of Thomas Street which offers real ale. It's also cheaper than most of its neighbours.
pub_patron - 12 Nov 2010 10:15
Odd Bar is part of a small Manchester grouping (alongside Odder, on Oxford Road, and Oddest, in Chorlton). I've been to Odder, and against my better judgement always thought it was quite reasonable, stocking a couple of decent ales. There was just one in Odd on my visit - Abbeydale Aledritch (�2.95) which was in fair nick. Odd is in much the same vein as its little sister, with bright colours, funky lighting and a vaguely scruffy film-poster decor. Its not bad, and probably one of the better ones in this part of Manchester city centre, but I think I prefer Odder, for reasons I can't quite put my finger on.
ChrisP87 - 13 Oct 2010 15:50
Trendy bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter, home to crumbling warehouses, greasy spoons, sex shops and an increasingly bohemian image. The bar panders well to this, with the usual modern art, mood lighting, sofas and new age paraphernalia. THere's a good jukebox and newspapers to peruse. It's got two levels, the main bar upstairs and a cosy basement room where films are sometimes screened. Always busy with trendy young things and the odd CAMRA type. Only one handpump but it has a reasonable turnover of guest ales, mostly from Manchester microbreweries, sometimes a little further afield. Last night I had Hornbeam Amber Sunset, which was OK and kept quite well. Expensive though at �3. Some Continental beers too which were more popular than the handpump. Staff a bit miserable though, but I think I would be working here. I quite like it here against all my usual tastes, of all the new bars springing up in this area it's definitely the best. Beer wise I wouldn't go out of my way for it but it's quirky and worth popping in.
Carlurmston - 22 Oct 2009 12:59
Visited many times, nice bar with quircky atmosphere and good mix of clientle. One real ale normally from a local micro and normally excellent. Other world beers also avaialble including some fruit beer. Food is also good and reasonable. Does get busy at weekend, music (DJ) normally starts around 7.00pm and there will be a (normally friendly) bouncer at weekends.
lill1971 - 12 Aug 2009 15:26
A pleasant place to sit outside and watch girls go by.
beer_hedgehog - 31 Jul 2009 22:46
A bit of a bohemian bar is this one. It�s got a small upstairs area with red walls covered in photos and posters, a stuffed Elks head and a couple of interesting clocks. There�s a mixture of seating in here ranging from leather sofas to dining chairs and tables. Downstairs is an even smaller lounge filled with cream coloured comfy sofa�s and seats. The toilet doors are covered in door knockers which is unusual. There is only 1 handpump on the bar, last night they were selling Dunham Massey Summer Meadow which was pretty good. It�s a very pleasant place and well worth a visit. Be warned though, it gets very full at weekends.
ROBCamra - 30 Jul 2009 15:39
Took my brother and cousin who were up from London here last week and Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart was playing as they went in - welcome to Manchester!

I really like this place, quite quirky with a good atmosphere. Don't go near the bottled cider though, it was truly horrendous.
whatsoever - 2 Jul 2009 10:08
One real ale served in this typically N/4 Bohemian Style Bar.

Of course with one pump this may mean times when not available.

Can get very busy weekends, bouncer may prevent entry from male groups.
trapperjohn - 17 Jun 2009 13:00

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