Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

036. Rising Sun, Queen Street

Rising Sun, Brazenose Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.
One of the oldest pubs in Manchester this. Seen as a Chef Brewers pub in 1990, below, it did briefly become a faux Irish pub for about a year, but went bust and quickly returned to its former self and became popular again. Will people never learn? Anyway, once again pleasing to find a selection of real ales and a friendly welcome from the landlord. Sky Sports was on also, but there is no pool table. As with its neighbour, the Old Nags Head, it straddles a block and has Queen Street and Brazenose Street entrances. It's well positioned for the restaurants of Deansgate, Cross Street and Albert Square and is part of a good crawl through the back streets of this part of Manchester.

Rising Sun, Queen Street, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.


  1. Just had another refurb....looks better than it has in decades now. And had some fine beers on when we last visited about a week ago (June 2012)

  2. One of my fav pubs in Manchester.

  3. The entrances to the Rising Sun are on Queen St. and Lloyd St., not Brazenose. I know because I worked in Queen St. on the opposite corner, directly above the Twisted Wheel and on March 2nd 1965 had my first legal pint in there. It's 50 years this year so guess where I'm going for my birthday celebration?