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Apotheca Bar

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17 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 1EU, England
+44 161 834 9411
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 00:30
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Manchester, England
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148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a few times now and it's a safe option for a good, well made cocktail or drinks with friends. Service is good and fast. Will definitely return.

Thank clementine8
Bury, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They do cocktails which are two for £12, these cocktails are really good containing a lot of alcohol and not just full of ice like some bars do! Good little atmosphere too ! Worth a visit.

Thank DanielSmithh95
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited several cocktail bars over the course of one evening and Apotheca was by far the most disappointing. £15 for an Espresso Martini and an Aviation which would be fine if they were correctly made, although they contained the correct ingredients they weren't made with care, the quantities were all wrong so they both tasted awful. We didn't stay... More 

Thank Peds84
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location guys, Seriously I kind of speak easy downstairs and something special that you will get, fantastic for the professional of bartenders. Large list of cocktails that we need to taste!

Thank Wolfetna
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Went here on Thursday night, it was very quiet, but the barman's attitude made it even more embarrassing the atmosphere. It seemed as if he was doing us a favor!!!! Does this city really needs to these people? Cocktails horrendous, avoid this place!

2 Thank Acaparott
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visit here Saturday Night with a friend for some drinks, I had never been before but looked nice inside and my friend recommended it for great cocktails. Only a small place but atmosphere was good and the music was also good aswell. Didn't wait long to be served at the bar wasn't too busy but can imagine it's gets busy... More 

Thank Anderton2014
Criccieth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Delicious, expertly mixed and presented cocktails with huge variety and great knowledge from the bartenders. Liam who served us our drinks was great.

Thank iamthisperson
York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for drinks, friendly staff, amazingly made cocktails as they should be made and their happy hour is great!

Thank york-uk123
Slough, England, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband and I had a lovely time in this bar. We both enjoyed the magnificent cocktails, nothing to fault. Well executed, well planned mixtures! We tried a few... on a Friday and on Saturday we had to go back... The music choice is nice and I really enjoyed this little piece of paradise! The Northern Quarter is full of... More 

Thank Ana C
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

If you haven't you are missing a treat. Best cocktails in Manchester both in quality and price. Long Island Iced Tea is perfect. As is the Enter the Dragon. And when the deals are on you can't beat it. Staff are lovely too.

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Thomas Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 834 9411
Fantastic, creative cocktail bar, laid back vibe great staff even better cocktails. Nibbles, light bites and pizzas available throughout the day. If you want to lose yourself for a few hours, this is the place. Get dug in for the evening or even the afternoon, you will not be disappointed"

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?