Sarah Catherine Jones

If you’re looking for something to add to your Stockport hit list, look no further than Ōdiobā – the newest edition to Underbanks.

Artisan coffee house by day, audiophile bar by evening, Ōdiobā strikes the balance between cool and cosy. Spread over three floors, it’s the latest concept by the team behind NAM, formerly based in Ancoats. The original NAM sound system lives on at Ōdiobā, and has already been put through its paces by the likes of Ad Hoc Records, Andrea Trout and Adam Aitch.

It’s a great space for a morning coffee, post-work drinks or a long-haul evening. Think 1970s meets modern, with a subtle nod to Japan. Music fans can while away their time rifling through shelf after shelf of records, which span an impressive range of genres.

Every weekend promises fresh spins on the decks. Odioba’s Nam and Friends programme brings a rotation of disc jockeys each Friday and Saturday to take over the sound system, spinning jazz, funk, soul, house and everything in between. Keep an eye out for the fortnightly quiz, which promises beats and prizes aplenty.

Drinks-wise, there’s enough to satisfy even the pickiest of punters. You’ll find Shindigger on tap, a collection of Sake Slings, great wine options and no-alcohol beers. But the real stars of the show are the cocktails.

Staff approach the cocktail menu with a level of ambition some of Manchester’s heavyweight bars could learn from

Like everything else at Ōdiobā, the cocktails are suitably musical. There are six fruity concoctions to choose from, including De Peche Mode, a blend of pomegranate-infused gin, peach, citrus, orange and fizz; Maple’s Mark made of bourbon, apple and sultana-infused maple syrup, and Kind of Blue, a nod to Miles Davis consisting of Pisco, citrus, elderflower and Curacao.

Staff approach the cocktail menu with a level of ambition some of Manchester’s heavyweight bars could learn from. There’s an emphasis on timeless classics with a modern twist, along with an earnest effort to elevate overlooked ingredients and turn them into something special. A new cocktail menu is also set to launch in summer, which promises a more ‘sensory’ experience. Watch this space.

For those looking for something slightly more sensible, you can get stuck into the distinct flavours of Stockport’s Worker Bee artisan coffees and teas, which serve as the perfect fuel for a productive work session. If your motivation starts to wane, stick around for Ōdiobā’s upcoming cinema nights, which will shine a light on the team’s favourite indie flicks.

Ōdiobā is still in its early months of opening, but it’s not afraid to pack a punch on all fronts. With great drink options, cool-cat vibes and a packed schedule, it’s well worth venturing out of Manchester city centre for.

26 Lower HillgateStockport SK1 1JE View map
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Opening Hours

  • Wednesday10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday10:00am - 2:00am
  • Saturday10:00am - 2:00am
  • Sunday10:00am - 11:00pm

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

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