40 Deansgate, "1870s." (c) Kethry / Greater Manchester Police Museum.
This intriguing photo of No.40 Deansgate from the 1870s, described near Bridge Street, is displayed in the Greater Manchester Police Museum and I'm sure I've seen it before with the pub or beerhouse named... but I'm damned if I remember where. Since then I've come across a few interesting variations of the same shot including this spooky one from the the Archives.
40 Deansgate, "1880s." (c) manchesterconfidential.
40 Deansgate, "1870s." (c) pawqualitycomics.
Until recently, No.40 Deansgate was the old-fashioned restaurant, Pizzeria Italia, beneath the Ramada at the top end of Deansgate, which had been in business since about 100 years after the photo was taken - since 1973. However, it is likely that Deansgate was renumbered at some point, as it's likely that No.40 was down near John Rylands Library back in the day (i.e. near Bridge Street as described in the top photo).
Pizzeria, 40 Deansgate. (c) qype.