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The Sandbar

126 Grosvenor Street
Manchester
M1 7HL
Phone: 01612731552
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Reviews of The Sandbar (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Al Bundy left this review about The Sandbar

An interesting feature of this pub is the display "Cabinets of Curiosity" that contain "a collection of art marvels from around the world". These numbered items are described in a booklet available inside the bar. Apocryphal stories of each item is described in said book. So if you want to see a cast of Einstein's brain and Stalins finger, plus Krushchevs telephone pop in here.

02/10/15
An excellent boozer. It now has 8 handpumps. Basic interior and some temporary tables on the front pavement which made for a very warm little area when the sun shone today. Wasted on students. Beartown Polar Eclipse was very nice here.

On 8th January 2016 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2507 recommendations about 2417 pubs]


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ROB Camra left this review about The Sandbar

Called in again to find quite a few of the handpumps unclipped. The beer prices seem to have gone up quite a bit recently. Still a very good bar though.

12/11/2012
This bar is going from strength to strength. It now has 6 handpumps, 5 for changing cask ales and one for a real cider. My pint of Facers was in great condition as well. The place was heaving at about 7:30 on a Thursday evening which is impressive. It was originally converted from 2 Georgian terraced houses, so there's lots of nooks & crannies and several rooms and levels. It's a great little pub. More people from the beer community need to make the short walk out of the city centre and get this place properly on the map. It fully deserves its GBG2013 listing.

09/04/2010
Interesting little bar with several quirky rooms, one feels like an outdoor courtyard, even though you're inside. Has a couple of guest beers on, one is usually from Phoenix, always well kept. It's a bit of a walk out of town, but it's worth it.

On 9th October 2015 - rating: 8
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Sandbar

Well worth a look in good selection of hand pulled beer

On 21st March 2014 - rating: 8
[User has posted 948 recommendations about 917 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Sandbar, Manchester
8th Jan 2016, 14:09
Review submitted by Al Bundy amended by Al Bundy
 
9th Oct 2015, 15:04
Review submitted by ROB Camra amended by ROB Camra

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: May 30th 2015
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