Noho: the newest kid on the Northern Quarter block

Noho Manchester Northern Quarter

Manchester’s Northern Quarter welcomes a new bar this year, and there is indeed room for such a newcomer. Noho is situated on Stevenson Square, just opposite Soup Kitchen.

The name is a twist on New York’s Soho district, and the owners are trying to bring a touch of the Big Apple to their little corner of Manchester. The building used to be one of the many large wholesale clothing places that are round here, so is ideal for transforming into a bar.

The huge floor-to-ceiling were all steamed up when I was there on Saturday evening, and from when we arrived it quickly filled up with the usual cool NQ crowd. There was a good atmosphere, no ponciness, no idiots – just loads of people enjoying a drink. We quickly slumped on the big leather Chesterfield to enjoy the grooves.

Noho Manchester mural upperspace sketchcity

If you go, check out the huge murals on the wall, which are absolutely amazing. There’s a really good post on Munklefish’s blog about Noho, and he says they were done by the Upperspace and Sketch City collective.

I was only at Noho for two drinks, but I’ll definitely add it to my rounds of drinking dens in the NQ.  One of the problems I’ve just found though is they have no website and when you google Noho Manchester, you only get a few entries and then the rest are for Moho, which is just around the corner on Tib Street. Hope they get a website sorted soon!

ADDITION TO POST, March 14, 2009
Noho now has a swanky new website, so check it out.

Here are a couple of other blogs and websites that have given Noho a mention.
Life Through Food with Sarah Hartley
Northern Nights blog
Manchester Confidential


  • February 11, 2009 - 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the link back. I do hope they get there own website soon. Im trying hard to persuade them to get it done from us at Munklefish.
    Shame it sounds too much like MOHO which is literally around the corner.

  • Ian Caveney
    February 24, 2009 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Speak to manchester digital development agency to get free help and support getting a web site up and running 0161 255 8111

  • Anon
    March 13, 2009 - 8:53 pm | Permalink

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