Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Bernard's Bar / Stuffed Olive, Ridgefield


South, King Street South. (c) qype.

Off King Street South, Ridgefield is now home to the South nightclub, famed for its 'Boon Army' Saturday nights (DJ Clint Boon was front man of 'Madchester' band, the Inspiral Carpets from Oldham).  In the 1980s it was known as Bernard's Bar, later the Stuffed Olive, one of the first gay bars in town.  

South, Ridgefield, 2008. (c) markydeedrop at skyscrapercity.

Morrissey recalls "Bernard's Bar, now Stuffed Olives - if one wanted peace and to sit without being called a parade of names that was the only hope [1]."  For a brief period in the late '80s it was Precinct 13, an attempt to become a straight bar which wasn't a success, and n the '90s it was known as Bar Kay.

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