Osborne, Victory Street, Rusholme. (c) NewtonBluesMCFC.
The Osborne (or Osborne House to give it its full title) was one of the finest pre-match boozers around Maine Road - and well regarded by ale aficionados - but it has been sadly closed for a few years now.
Osborne, Victory Street. (c) Adam_B at flickr.
A loyal legion of locals and closeness to the curry mile didn't stop this Hyde's house being the last of the four Victory Street pubs (Lord Lyon, Gardeners and the Rusholme Working Mens Club) to fall.
Its location, tucked away at the end of Victory Street, hidden between Claremont Road and Platt Lane, didn't help attract floating custom, and it wasn't the most student friendly pub either.
After City moved away the Osborne had a refurb and gallantly soldiered on for a few years but this classic backstreet boozer remains a mere memory for generations of blues.
Osborne, Victory Street. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.