Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 2 August 2010

Senger / Green's, Chester Street

Senger, Chester Street, closed. (c) googlemaps.

This place opened only three years ago as Green's, but it was soon forced to rename itself Senger (anag.) due to a bar in Didsbury having the same name. Despite its open and modern (and soulless) interior, Senger served real ale as well as loads of foreign lagers on tap and in bottle - not surprising when you learn it was opened by the same folk who are behind the great little bar Fringe in New Cross.

Senger, Chester Street, 2007. (c) MEN.

Unfortunately, it closed in 2009, perhaps not being able to attract the custom of students and being just a bit too far off the beaten track to attract revellers and pub crawlers in the allegedly-so-called "Southern Quarter" (please). It's now a cheap and cheerful food outlet, Rice Flame Bar & Grill, which also has an outlet at Piccadilly Gardens.

Green's, Chester Street, 2007. (c) manchesterconfidential.


  1. The variable quality of the ale didn't help, but I believe it was esternal finanacial problems that actually led to this closing.

  2. Didn't try this one out before it closed. In fact it was Senger's we were trying to find when we stumbled upon the Courtyard just down Chester Road the other night.

  3. Oops. Of course I meant "external" financial pressures. Basically, they were up to their neck in debt! You didn't miss much, although the open plan kitchen was a talking point.