Manchester Journals

Pub Culture in Manchester

A travel journal to Manchester by kazac

Quote: Where do 30-somethings go in Manc? Clue: the men are in the pub watching footie.

Pub Culture in Manchester

Overview

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CITY CENTRE Pub Crawl: Start in Piccadilly Gardens, walk up past the High Street tram stop and turn left for a pint at the Shakespeare. Laugh at the sixth-formers. Head back up the High Street to Corporation Road, turn left and walk past the Royal Exchange (pop in to look at local artists’ work on sale - interesting pottery and jewelry). Check out Mr Thomas's Chop House. It is narrow, tiled in green and has great real ales on tap - sarnies are massive servings too. Head up to Albert Square, nip down Tasle Alley to see St Mary's, the hidden gem, one of the oldest Catholic churches in the country. Amazing Stations of the Cross by Norman Adams. Head back to the Square, take in the Town Hall, ...Read More

Pacific

Restaurant

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This place is Chinese downstairs and Thai upstairs. They serve friendly, fantastic food with minimalist decor. At the Thai buffet, you can eat as much as you like; on Sunday, there are two sittings, 12:15pm and 2pm. I would recommend booking for the Sunday sittings.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

Pacific
58-60 George Street
Manchester, England M1 4HF
+44 161 228 6668

City Art Gallery

Attraction | "The City Art Gallery"

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The Gallery was closed for years being refurbished. It's beloved by people in the city and many of us pop in on a regular basis to see the new exhibitions or old favourites. Notice how crowded it gets at lunchtime. The website has information on up-and-coming exhibitions and children's activities. I particularly like spending time in the room of Lowrie and Vilette paintings and trying to work out where they were sitting when they drew the scene. Another plus for the museum is that it's round the coener from Chinatown so you can break off for a quick Dim Sum meal and then return if you don't fancy having a quick meal at the cafe which always feels really bright despite how cold...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

City Art Gallery
Mosely Street
Manchester, England

Imperial War Museum North

Attraction | "The Imperial War Museum, North"

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Daniel Libeskind designed this building, basing it on a smashed hollow globe. It is set very impressively in the docks of the now retired Manchester Ship Canal, once one of the busiest ports in England. I love approaching from the Lowrie (where there's a large carpark) and crossing the footbridge to get to it. The building seems to be built slightly off true vertical which makes the climb up the first stair case a little virtiginous. Every time I go, I find another little gem of history, always very personal to the previous owner. There are slide shows and film clips which are very cleverly edited and complimented with sound effects in the main gallery which are projected onto various walls aro...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 2, 2004

Imperial War Museum North
Salford Quays
Manchester, England M17 1TZ
0161 836 4000

The Didsbury Dozen

Story/Tip

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This (in)famous pub crawl has many variations. Set in Didsbury, in the South of Manchester this was a pub crawl you had to train and work your way up to when I was a student. Most of the pubs are along the "high street" of the area known as Didsbury village or 'THE VILLAGE' to some who live here. They are all well-established pubs in great buildings though some have been modernised. I remember the Dog and Partridge having sawdust on the floor and monkey nuts in a barrel you could help yourself to...(sigh) The number 42 bus from Picadilly bus station goes along Oxford Road, then Wilmslow Road past the Curry mile of Rushome and the student areas of Fallowfield and Withington to Didsbury- ask the b...Read More