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Legendary Manchester Music Venue

I was at the Band on The Wall when on tour with a band, and I felt that I was in special place from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rome, Italy
Great jazz and pizza

Went to see great jazz, but the delicious pizza was an unexpected bonus. Very friendly and obliging... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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Band on the Wall is the award-winning venue based in the Northern Quarter of city centre Manchester. Featuring an acclaimed international programme of jazz, world roots, folk, soul and reggae most nights of the week - this is Manchester's favourite...more
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25 Swan Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at the Band on The Wall when on tour with a band, and I felt that I was in special place from the first minute. It is a very ancient building from 1800, everywhere it is so charming and you can find something...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Went to see great jazz, but the delicious pizza was an unexpected bonus. Very friendly and obliging staff if only we had a venue like this near us in Australia.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends. Had a gorgeous pizza which was reasonably priced and delicious. Excellent meal before the gig. Perfect night out, relaxed and understated atmosphere but efficient service.

Thank 1Su
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Came here to see Norman Jay. The venue is nice with reasonably priced drinks and a discerning friendly mixed crowd. I would definetely come again. Bar staff are attentive and helpful

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Saw Mabel here a few weeks ago and it was my first time at the venue. Really cool set up and the venue suited the size of the gig. Two bars and plenty of gin mixer options at only £5. Keen to go back again...More

Thank rebeccalw21
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We accidentally found this iconic place for music and were amazed by the jazz concert we attended. We were lucky! Loved it. There is a nice bar with good selection of wine, beer and ciders.

Thank Kazyna
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Visited BOTW again to watch our favourite live band Dreadzone. Travelling with us on this occasion was my Brother in Law who at present is stuck in a wheelchair after badly injuring his foot. We were allowed entry into the hall before the doors were...More

Thank steve c
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Went to see Knower, supported by Skelter. Two great acts and a great after-show set too. Very energetic vibe but also completely chilled, thanks in so small measure to friendly and welcoming bar staff ( see what I did there?) What a venue! If I...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Saw Courtney Pine with young jazz musicians great gig. Bar area is large service is fast . Extensive gin menu lots of choice . Large wooden tables to sit at . Venue is mostly standing so if you need to sit get there early and...More

Thank Bluerobin59
Reviewed 23 February 2018

This was our first visit to ‘Band on the Wall’ to see ‘The Lovely Eggs’ and what a brilliant venue this is! There is a great bar area selling a varied selection of drinks and the best pizza we have had for a long time....More

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24 April 2018|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I used the train and metro tram system to get to a friend's house afterwards. There are NCPs around but worth contacting the venue direct regarding disability access.
Heddle M
9 March 2018|
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Response from stephen f | Reviewed this property |
probablys all different but the band i saw finished around about 11pm.
23 February 2018|
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Response from KtC114 | Reviewed this property |
Instead of asking on tripadvisor, you should consult the venue's website