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Bar Fringe, Manchester

Pub added by Andy Hemingway
8 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JN
Phone: 01618353815
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moby duck left this review about Bar Fringe

An unassuming frontage gives way to quite quirky and interesting interior, It has a pubby feel and a good beer range as described by Bucking Fastard below. Well worthy of a visit.

On 21st October 2018 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Bar Fringe

Well worth a look in when visiting this part of Manchester. This is a traditional pub, full of curios and it would take a few visits to spot them all dotted around the place. The pub has a decent range of beers and a decent jukebox, which plays at a reasonable volume, so you can still engage in a good chat with your fellow drinkers. The barman was friendly and upbeat, even when faced with the thirsty bunch of PuG crawlers.

On 15th October 2018 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Bar Fringe

This is as quirky as it gets.You enter into a vaulted ceiling,peer immediately above your head and you will see a motorbike attached high up to the outside of a gallery rail.There is a raised seating section below the front window,while on the high wall to the side different size model black rats are climbing.The rat motif carries on throughout the interior,small painted figures that apparently change position regularly.The bar runs on the left side of the interior ,there is a rear seating section whichs looks onto a wall with three moulded heads of folk in seeming agony.Sit here too long staring at these figurines and expect to get freaked out.
The juke box is meant to be the second best in Manchester,and fine sounds were playing.There is a modest selection of stools and a shelf opposite the bar which offers 6 real ales which on my trip were Green Duck Hoo Doo,Backyard The Hoard,Shiny Wrench,Bluestone Rocketeer,Steam Box Ghost Train and Oakham Deep Thought (too warm sadly).
The piano get played and although quiet on my Friday lunchtime crawl visit,I would expect the pub to fill with bohemian types later in the day.It's a fun place to visit with an ale house vibe,worth popping in on a crawl of the area.

On 13th October 2018 - rating: 7
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Manchester - 18 March 2010 by Clive Thompson
Manchester crawl - January 2010 by Gill Smith
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Manchester Victoria, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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4th Nov 2018, 21:22
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4th Nov 2018, 20:39
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Yard to rear - last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: November 25th 2010
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