Bar Fringe

Creative Tourist
Fringe Bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter
Creative Tourist

Belgium inspired bar on Manchester’s Swan Street. Low key but well established having been open long before most other Northern Quarter bars. A wide selection of beers and ciders mixed with a great jukebox make this an ideal pre-Band on The Wall drinking spot.

8 Swan StreetManchesterM4 5JN View map
Telephone: 0161 835 3815

Opening Hours

  • Monday12:00am - 11:00pm
  • Tuesday12:00am - 11:00pm
  • Wednesday12:00am - 11:00pm
  • Thursday12:00am - 11:00pm
  • Friday12:00am - 12:30am
  • Saturday12:00am - 12:30am
  • Sunday12:00am - 10:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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from £27.50
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