Soup Kitchen

Matthew Britton
Image of Soup Kitchen in Manchester's Northern Quarter
Ben Williams

Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1DF – Visit Now

Looking for the best Manchester clubs? Go underground, to the basement of a Soup Kitchen

Though the bar has been around for a while, and during the day Soup Kitchen is a decent place to go to for a Northern Quarter, communal-style lunch, the recent redevelopment of Soup Kitchen’s basement space has monopolised the city’s truly great music and club gigs of late. As a room, it’s a little bit dingy, but it more than comes to life when there are 150 people stuffed inside, all clamouring for a view of the latest hype band – though venue owners please note: the grim, unisex toilets go a fair way in dulling any musical enjoyment.

The most indispensable few square feet of music space in the city

That said, if you had to name the most indispensable few square feet of music space in the city at the moment, it has to be the concrete floors of this place. Whilst this kind of buzz is unlikely to last, the Soup Kitchen’s incredible social media presence (luring in foodies via Instagram, generating hashtags on Twitter) means it won’t be losing its throne anytime soon – well, not without a crowd-sourced fight at any rate.

  • 31-33 Spear Street, Northern Quarter
  • Manchester
  • M1 1DF
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Tue: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Wed: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Thu: 12:00pm – 1:00am
  • Fri: 12:00pm – 4:00am
  • Sat: 12:00pm – 4:00am
  • Sun: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges


Things to do at Soup Kitchen

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Music 29 November 2019, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm, from £19

Christian Loffler at Soup Kitchen

Music 19 October 2019, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, from £17.60

Adam Green at Soup Kitchen

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