Pubs of Manchester

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Friday, 18 February 2011

143. Grosvenor Casino, Whitworth Street

Grosvenor Casino, Whitworth Street. (c) Local Data Company.

Normally we exclude private members clubs, however with the new relaxed rules regarding gambling, you can now join on any night and go in for a drink or gamble if that's what takes your fancy.  Therefore it makes it available to anyone and the Grosvenor Casino on Whitworth Street is generally open when everywhere else has closed.

This place is one of the classier casinos available and is in itself a nice place to have a drink, and is pretty much open 24 hours a day if people are in.  There is also an excellent restaurant where you can eat prior to spending a few quid on the tables and machines.  The premises are situated in the former Refuge Assuarance Buildings, one of the most recognisable buildings on the Manchester skyline.  This casino has been here about 25 years now, and clearly its doing something right with other similar places closing in recent times.  No real ale is available as you maybe would expect, but it's worth an occasional trip perhaps just to see how the other half live sometimes.

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