The Northern Quarter

Explore Manchester's Northern Quarter, a dynamic neighbourhood known for its independent shops, creative spaces, and diverse culture. Dive into the authentic atmosphere, where street art, music, and unique cafes define the area. Plan your visit to experience the Northern Quarter's distinct character, from vintage boutiques to lively markets.

Northern Quarter Highlights

Check out the essential things to see and do in the Northern Quarter

Afflecks

Established in 1982, Afflecks has become an icon in the heart of Manchester’s Northern…

Diecast

Diecast is a new creative neighbourhood from the team behind Ramona and The Firehouse. The 5,000…

Places to eat and drink in the Northern Quarter

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63 Degrees

63 Degrees is a family owned restaurant in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Opened…

Allotment

Allotment Bar is nestled in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and offers an escape…

BAB NQ

Located in the creative Northern Quarter of Manchester, they are a fiercely proud independent…

Bar Fringe

Bar Fringe is a hidden gem nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of Northern Quarter. This quirky and…

Bar21

Bar21 is a movie theme bar with an emphasis on quality. The food is all home-made using…

Black Milk

Black Milk Manchester is a counter-serve dessert cafe offering sweet treats like fresh…

Bundobust

December 2016 saw Leeds’ critically acclaimed ‘beer & Indian’ joint open its…

Cafe North

Many refer to this café as the Northern Quarter Gem for its huge variety of options and…

Chakalaka

From their South African bar and kitchen to the Northern Quarter, they serve up a true taste of the…

Common NQ

This is a place that's canny, funny and an unintimidating addition to the Northern Quarter. In…

Go Falafel

Go Falafel incorporates a concept of quality and freshness into its menu. They deliver genuine…

Gulf Mcr

Gulf is a place that offers a delectable selection of freshly brewed Karak Chai, Chapati and…

Hachi

Hachi is a Chinese restaurant known for its diverse menu. Enjoy noodle soups, aromatic rice dishes…

Idle Hands

Idle Hands is a coffee shop that makes pies, has a kitchen throwing out great brunch food and…

Kabana

This basic eatery located in Manchester's Northern Quarter is famous for its tasty curries…

Koffee Pot

The Koffee Pot is a Mancunian institution, serving up hearty no-nonsense breakfasts and other much…

Kosmonaut

A bar in the city centre's Northern Quarter with food and drinks, excellent coffee, super fast WIFI…

Upcoming events in the Northern Quarter

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Mackenzy Mackay 04 Jun 2024

Mackenzy Mackay

Mackenzy Mackay burst onto the British music scene in 2022, gaining attention from his online videos…

Material Goods 08 Jun 2024

Material Goods

Manchester’s DIY industrial punk duo take to the stage for a hometown show at the iconic…

Shopping in the Northern Quarter

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Aqua Tech UK

Aqua-Tech designer aquariums is the country's leading specialist in contemporary fish tanks which…

Best Vintage

Part of successful vintage retail chain, Best Vintage sells good quality pieces of men's and women's…

Blue Rinse

Blue Rinse is an online vintage clothing company with 2 physical stores, 1 being in Manchester…

Den Interiors

At Den we can quite simply do anything, from a single custom made piece to a complete bar design and…

Fred Aldous

Fred Aldous ltd began in Manchester in 1886 with a man called Fred who had a bright idea and a…

Fred Perry

Fred Perry prides itself on being the first British heritage brand to successfully blend sportswear…

Frog

A boutique florists selling the most beautiful blooms, you can be assured of contemporary…

Junk Shop

As Industrial Hippies in a concrete jungle we have strived to apply green ethics to our retail…

Magma Books

Specialising in books, magazines and procuts on design, graphics, fashion, graffiti, architecture…

Oi Polloi

The ultimate selection of classic, functional outerwear with innovative contemporary labels and a…

Pop Boutique

Pop Boutique provides fantastic vintage products at great prices. They sell all manner of things…

Retro Rehab

Vintage boutique on Oldham Street, with a rainbow of vintage and customised dresses, tops…

Ridelow

Ridelow hire and sell complete bikes, but also they build custom bikes for you. They have built…

Thunder Egg

Boutique of Japanese inspired fashion for boys and girls, also selling vinyl toys, accessories…

Thunderegg

Thunderegg was born in Afflecks palace in 1990 and after 16 successful years opened…

UNITOM

UNITOM is a visual arts orientated bookshop and print/editions gallery offering a hand-picked…

We Are Cow

Cow Vintage have several stores across the UK. We Are Cow located in the Northern Quarter has a 2…

Afflecks

Established in 1982, Afflecks has become an icon in the heart of Manchester’s Northern…

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