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Cool, friendly and great!

Great little underground bar, nice fit out, friendly staff and a cool, relaxed atmosphere. Great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard B
London, United Kingdom
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Great range of music and enough space for all

Although this is not a big area, on a Saturday night it was definitely not busy. We were a group of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kongsberg, Norway
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Independent Manchester cocktail bar & subterranean drinking den. 2 South King St, Manchester M2 6EX #arcanebar #arcaneways
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 South King Street, Manchester M2 6EX, England
+44 161 834 6452
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little underground bar, nice fit out, friendly staff and a cool, relaxed atmosphere. Great music choices too! Went twice over a couple of nights, if you want laid back quality this is a top spot.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is not a big area, on a Saturday night it was definitely not busy. We were a group of around 15 people and we were happy to realize that we had enough space for our party. The music was great, ranging from indie...More

Thank TomFarhias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on sunday evening for a few pre-dinner drinks. We were the only ones in there at 7pm, I had thought it would have been busy on a bank holiday weekend. Not too sur if we were there too early or that it...More

Thank scott o
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is a delightful cellar bar with its entrance just off Deansgate in South Kings Street. There is a good beer and wine menu. We stayed late into the night and enjoyed a bottle of wine. Even on a weekday it starts to fill up...More

1  Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We are a respectful (over 40's) couple and had just had a relaxing day in Manchester, followed by the Cinema and then a stroll to find a nice bar serving wine and cocktails. (we do not like loud buzzing bars) Saw a street advert for...More

Thank JS-JN
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on our wedding anniversary with a bunch of friends, danced the night away and all had a fabulous time. You just have to love the music and dance here. Very vibrant and free to enter. Best place in Manchester for a late club.

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

2 Cokes £8.00 Didn't have half the drinks we asked for A pub with no Cider!! Instead some cloudy crap and a pint of standard bitter £11.00 You're avin a laugh!!

Thank Steve I
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Bartender Grace killed it on every drink. Second week in Manchester and could not be more impressed. 11/10 would recommend.

Thank tg0ddard
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Without doubt the best cocktail experience we have had. Andy and eerrrmmm... forgot your name because we are gone with the wind! Are knowledgable, without doubt skilful and very welcoming. Be sure to call again. Thanking you

1  Thank BackPacker557659
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We were hosted by grace and her colleague (sorry, I didn’t catch his name) who took great care of us both and produced some wonderful cocktails. The variations on the negroni’s were outstanding as was the ‘fall from grace’... my personal favourite. The attention to...More

1  Thank Steve1221612
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Response from jiggyjojo | Reviewed this property |
i havnt booked, however last time i was in, it was more popular!