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Retro Bar

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78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ, England
+44 161 274 4892
09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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Vantaa, Southern Finland, Finland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent bar with awesome polite staff, local customers was also friendly people and ready to talk with strange lad's from Finland. We also eat breakfast in one morning and was delicious traditional English breakfast. Some program all most every evening, also pool table. Back here when ever I'll be in Manchester.

Thank bogogogo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Was staying at the Pendulum hotel and wandered out and saw the RetroBar on the corner. Walked in brass rails at the bar and the sort of atmosphere I find in good local village type bars where everybody is friendly from customers to the staff. The only food served is a breakfast in the morning. Open mic sessions that evening... More 

Thank Philip S
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife went to a gig here last week. What a fantastic venue , with friendly staff. I lost my wallet here, and realised 10 minutes after leaving, I called in a faint hope it had been handed in, but the manager himself found it and was returned with every penny still in. An honest quality place where... More 

Thank David B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Was a handy pub as it was right next door to our hotel and much cheaper than hotel prices for a drink. Although in much need of decoration and refurb, was friendly with a few locals.

Thank kerry132
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I go to Retro to watch Bands in tge downstairs venue,and not to eat there... As a venue it is a decent little space,a few obscuring pillars and the bar could do with being stocked better,but it ddoes have a certain charm about it..

Thank Bio-Zombi
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I started going here when I was around 18, I'm now 33, the place was a great location for the collage I went to near by, the people are friendly, the bar staff have always been friendly and the place is just a great bar! I would always recommend this place to anyone, it's not a upmarket bar but more... More 

Thank mikey281982
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Give this bar a few of your hard earned pounds, caters for student populated around the area. Friendly staff opens late

1 Thank Andrew S
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Went in for breakfast, it was crap. Really crap. The service was terrible as well. Everything is dirty, don't even attempt to go in the toilets. Honestly just avoid it like the plague.

Thank Vanessa R
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Good food and good friendly ambience close to Sackville Gardens. Coffee excellent. Loos not clean enough

2 Thank Ava H
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Quite A small place the bar is priced reasonably on both levels. As a photographer I have shot at many shows here. The downstairs area is a a good size but the stage could be a bit bigger as its quite hard for a band bigger than 4 to be able to fit on there with all of their kit... More 

Thank Kimberley K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 274 4892

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?