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24 Bar, Manchester Central, Manchester

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Princess Street
Manchester
M1 4LY
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Pub SignMan left this review about 24 Bar

This rather pretentious bar and restaurant has a great location in the basement of an impressive city centre building close to St Peter’s Square. A staircase leads you down to a small reception area where a greeter awaits you and either takes you to your table or else points the way to the bar which is over to the right. This area is a gaudy mess of a room with a long mirrored bar counter down the right hand wall and some fairly decent looking banquette booth-type formations opposite. The walls are decorated with plain mirrors and tiny framed pictures and there are corporate-style blackboard above the featureless bar back listing various food and drink options. The bulk of the venue is taken over by the restaurant which you reach by turning left at the greeter’s desk. This room has button backed banquette booths long the front walls, comfy chairs serving small tables through the centre and a long banquette down the back wall under plain walls and more mirrors. Some sort of large function room is available out the back and there seemed to be a private dining area, or maybe just an overspill space to the far left that was not being used on our visit.
We came here for a meal and found the menu expensive with small portions and underwhelming ingredients. The waiting staff were pretty hopeless, bring food out which they were then unable to identify and having to rush back to the kitchen before being able to hand it over to the correct customer. Only the duty manager seemed to know what she was doing, with other staff being quite abrupt and cold. There’s no ale on the bar – just mainstream lagers like Heineken and Peroni – although fans of wine and cocktails might be better served.
I really didn’t like this place much and struggle to find positives from this visit. If the food had perhaps been priced more realistically, I may have felt more favourable towards them, but I left feeling a bit ripped off and unsatisfied. As a pub, I can only imagine this is the sort of place that local office workers like to come and show-off in – with no decent beer and expensive prices, there is nothing that would induce me back in here again.

On 7th February 2019 - rating: 2
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custodian 42 left this review about 24 Bar & Grill

Not much to say about this one. No real ale with three pumps doubled up. Had a half of Kronenbourg at £2.10. Definitely one for the after work suit wearers.

On 10th October 2016 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1391 recommendations about 1390 pubs]

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Manchester Oxford Road, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Deansgate, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for 24 Bar, Manchester
7th Feb 2019, 18:58
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
10th Oct 2016, 15:15
Review submitted by custodian 42

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 May 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday8am - 11pm
Monday6:30am - Midnight
Tuesday6:30am - Midnight
Wednesday6:30am - Midnight
Thursday6:30am - Midnight
Friday6:30am - 2am
Saturday8am - 2am
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