Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 28 February 2010

032. Thirsty Scholar / Archies Bar, New Wakefield Street

Thirsty Scholar, New Wakefield Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

Little tiny pub under the arches off Oxford Road which has been here for years and continues to survive although it was empty at 5-ish when we visited yesterday.  Refreshing to see they also now have four different real ales on as I feared the worst from my memories of the place from some 10-12 years ago, when may have been known as Archies Bar.

Archies Bar, New Wakefield Street. (c) rico323 at MDMA.

Archies Bar, Oxford Road (New Wakefield Street). (c) tintin at MDMA.

The beer was also in good condition, and whilst you might not sit in here for a session, it was good enough for a stopping off pint.  The only complaint would be that it's a bit pricey; over £3 for a pint of bitter.  They also have music nights here upstairs in The Attic club but I wouldn't be able to tell you whether the beers upstairs are the same or not.  The drinking terrace out the front beneath the railway arches is handy for smokers.  Another visit here for the Thursday night gig session.  Again, great ale and a decent crowd for the local beat poet and bands.

Thirsty Scholar, New Wakefield Street. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

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