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Band on the Wall

Open Now: 17:00 - 23:00
Open today: 17:00 - 23:00
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Great Venue, good drink selection, excellent Pizza & wine offer

The music is the main reason to visit, and it is always top quality, with the best sound in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David J
Great venue.

Went to see one of my old time favourite bands Focus. Never been here before, it's a superb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wesham, United Kingdom
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“intimate gig”(3 reviews)
Band on the Wall is the award-winning venue based in the Northern Quarter of city centre Manchester. Featuring an acclaimed international programme of jazz, world roots, folk, soul and reggae most nights of the week - this is Manchester's favourite...more
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25 Swan Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, England
+44 161 830 3891
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The music is the main reason to visit, and it is always top quality, with the best sound in Manchester, imo. Also worth checking out the decent beer and gin selection. Last time went, had the Pizza and wine offer - two freshly made, top...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this venue, but I won’t be coming here again for food. Ordered a pizza, it arrived nearly 35 mins later- cold. I sent it back. They reheated it. Had a drama with them saying that it wasn’t their policy to cook a fresh one....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see one of my old time favourite bands Focus. Never been here before, it's a superb intimate venue with great staff. Will definitely be looking to see who's on there in the future. Even got to meet all the band members for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gavin S, Owner at Band on the Wall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely comment - by all accounts it was a legendary gig and Thijs even jumped on our new piano in the bar afterwards!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BOTW is well known for being a great music venue but I was amazed at the wonderful bar it also offers. It can be during the day with no band playing and you can still step into the stylish and well furnished bar, to order...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to catch some club anthems. Have been coming here for longer than i care to remember and you can be assured of new/ different artists playing. Good acoustics and a intimate venue. The food and drink here are highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gunther300
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Travelled to Manchester for a concert (Horse - God's Home Movie Tour) and really liked this venue. Small, so we could sit quite close to the stage, nice selection of beers. We didn't try any food, but a delicious looking chocolate cake on the bar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank newgrange
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a great music club with a nice bar and pizza and food. There are wonderful jazz artists up close and in a room with super accoustics.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard V
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Had a gorgeous pizza which was reasonably priced and delicious. Excellent meal before the gig. Perfect night out, relaxed and understated atmosphere but extremely friendly

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1Su
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This was our first visit to "Band on the wall" and it exceeded our expectations. What a super venue and with nice bar beforehand. We were there for a Mario Biondi performance and he was brilliant - see him if you get the chance. So...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tone_1950
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Love this venue. Always top quality music acts on. Reasonably priced. All staff are always friendly. Always lots of fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lisa S
21 October 2018|
Response from Andrew G | Reviewed this property |
We went to a gig and we are 40s and had no issue... Would imagine each gig attracts the relevant crowd..
24 April 2018|
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Response from PeterH3358 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I used the train and metro tram system to get to a friend's house afterwards. There are NCPs around but worth contacting the venue direct regarding disability access.
8 March 2018|
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Response from 0stephenf | Reviewed this property |
probablys all different but the band i saw finished around about 11pm.