Pubs of Manchester

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

Monday, 8 February 2010

021. Knott Bar, Deansgate

Knott Bar, Deansgate, 2006. (c) Swirvin at flickr.

A real ale oasis, next to the tripe that is Deansgate Locks, Knott Bar formerly set up and owned by Marble Beer Company still sells the ales of its former patron, and indeed many others beside. A touch pricey maybe, £3.10 for a pint of Manchester Bitter, but it was worth paying a little more for quality beer.

Knott Bar, Deansgate. (c) Adam B. at flickr.

Disappointingly the Marble Bitter we had was cloudy, as admitted by the barman, during another visit.  Although it tasted OK it was obviously not quite right, as the Bitter usually hits the spot. Put on too early probably.

Knott Bar, Deansgate, 2009. (c) deltrems at flickr.

Knott Bar is squeezed into an unusual space and railway arch at Deansgate Station (formerly Knott Mill) but the one long room gives plenty of seating space, and there is also a bit of welcome space at the end of the bar, for those who just like to lean against the bar and natter.

Knott Bar, Deansgate. (c) Adam B. at flickr.

The first floor terrace is also a very pleasant drinking spot. Knott Bar is one of the best pubs in this area at the bottom end of Deansgate, and credit to the chaps from the Marble and current owners who've made such a success of this location, unlike those who tried it as the Smart Bar and Nowhere Bar previously.

Knott Bar advert. (c) SSM CAMRA Opening Times July 2010.

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