The Temple

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Image courtesy of The Temple

The Temple, Great Bridgewater St, Manchester, M1 5JW

Probably the most well-known secret bar in the city (due, in no small part, to their mention on the 2008 Elbow single Grounds For Divorce).  You haven’t experienced true Manchester unless you’ve squeezed your way down here and recoiled in horror at the appalling state of the toilets. And indeed, this fantastic little bar – spread your arms out and you might be able to touch both sides at once – used to be public toilets once upon a time. Don’t be put off, just see it as an example of the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of Manchester (complete with a soupçon of grottiness).

  • Great Bridgewater St
  • Manchester
  • M1 5JW
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 2:00pm – 12:00am
  • Tue: 2:00pm – 12:00am
  • Wed: 2:00pm – 12:00am
  • Thu: 2:00pm – 12:00am
  • Fri: 2:00pm – 1:00am
  • Sat: 2:00pm – 1:00am
  • Sun: 2:00pm – 12:00am
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free

Accessibility

No wheelchair access