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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Manhattan, Spring Gardens

Manhattan Sound, Spring Gardens. (c) Debbie at MDMA.

Manhattan or Manhattan Sound was a small club, possibly a basement venue, on Spring Gardens where occasionally local bands like The Smiths [1] and Simply Red [2] cut their teeth (note the amusing John Bull story).

Manhattan, Spring Gardens. (c) dubwise-er at MDMA.

We've heard that it may have been lost to an underground car park, but as below, it may also have been on the corner of Spring Gardens and Fountain Street, now offices.

Possible former location of Manhattan, Spring Gardens. (c) googlemaps.



  1. Manhattan was at 60 Spring Gardens, corner of Spring Gardens & Fountain Street. It is offices now. I'll get some more info if I can.

  2. Knowledge. Knew we could rely on you old pal

  3. Manhattan Sound was a gay club in the early 80's. It was run by some lads from Salford and was a basement nightclub. Great place to go even for straight lads. From memory it was not on the corner but a little further down the street and is now offices.

  4. cheers for the info Mazz. Itwill be edited when I can be arsed

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  6. I was one of the DJs at Manhattan and Peter was the owner- Avril A was one of the acts that went down a storm! Great memories