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Music, bars and vintage clothes shops

Lots of edgy shops on this street, don't be put off that it looks run down, it's a cool place to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Horrible, hot, humid, no ventilation at all.

We saw the marvellous American folk/bluegrass duo Emily and Andrew of Mandolin Orange here. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Oldham Street is lively during the day with its many shops and cafes, and sizzles at night with its trendy bars and clubs.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“castle hotel” (3 reviews)
“quirky shops” (3 reviews)
“music venue” (3 reviews)
Oldhamstreet 13B, Manchester, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of edgy shops on this street, don't be put off that it looks run down, it's a cool place to go for a wander. I like to browse the music stores that have a good selection of vinyl. A few vintage shops as well...More

Thank grime24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the marvellous American folk/bluegrass duo Emily and Andrew of Mandolin Orange here. It was a cool January evening yet even as the support musician was performing the temperature and humidity in the upstairs room was approaching tropical levels. The three windows were sealed...More

Thank UkGlobalrider
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Called in last month. Was actually there a year ago too - but didn't know the name then. Great draught ale, great staff, clean toilets. A+++ would drink there again.

Thank dotcomslacker
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Yes, its often a music venue but this place serves real ale from a local Stockport brewery (Robinsons). Its tiled interior and outside make it quirky in a nice way and when I popped in on a Tuesday evening it was rammed with drinkers -...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Mostly known as a music venue, it was nice to visit the Castle on a quiet Saturday afternoon, when I was able to appreciate some of the good range of ales and the historical, interior which looks great. I sat in the front room although...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This street is often full of alcoholics and smack heads. It's the most unpleasant street in the city centre. Beggars in abundance blagging smokes and coins. It's bad enough during the day, but at night it can be really creepy.

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Been here a few times now. Spent most of last weekend there while we were in town watching a band. The staff are really cool including one who gave us a free shot of something (it may have been a Tia Maria and Bailey's layered...More

Thank Gareth-Wyn
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Love Oldham Street. Best street in the city. So many quirky shops and bars. Very arty and friendly. My favourite place.

Thank helsbels8644
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This street has quite a few good, small, live music venues. It also has a lot of lower end retail shops. There is certainly more of an edge to this street and the trendy Alec's palace remains a favourite to many and is quite a...More

2  Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I don't usually review pubs but this one deserves a special mention. As a mixed group of 7 we visited the pub last Saturday afternoon, at around 1pm. One of our throng complained about a pint he was drinking. The male assistant behind the bar,...More

Thank FishyFrog
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5 May 2017|
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Can you tell me is 13 Oldham street a house