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Soup Kitchen, Manchester

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31-33 Spear Street
M1 1DF
Phone: 01612365100
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Steve C left this review about Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen, or Soup, or even just SK is a single room bar with a concrete floor on which some benches sit. A beer shelf with stools runs along the front windows and the bar counter is on the left-hand wall. I was the only customer inside as my visit was just after lunch on a recent sunny Saturday so everyone was sat outside on the picnic tables on Stevenson Square. A board up on the wall lists regular live DJs and there was some dance music playing during my visit. The available draught was mainstream craft keg alongside San Miguel and Guinness. I was served half a Brooklyn Lager for £3 by a very friendly barmaid. I would maybe of used this place in my twenties, but not anymore so I don’t plan on returning.

On 25th June 2023 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about Soup Kitchen

The Pug Crawl pulled in at 3.30 on a Friday afternoon to find no cask(drinkable) on at all, we didn't stay.

On 2nd November 2018 - no rating submitted
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Rob Hunter left this review about Soup Kitchen

Visited on Saturday evening, when it was pretty packed. Seating is mainly long benches with seats each side with some stand alone benches round the edges and some further shelves at the windows for you to perch at.

Five hand pulls at the bar, but only one of which was in operation at the time of my visit. This was Bees & Donkeys by Blackjack, a 6.4% IPA and was a nice ale, if a little stronger than I would normally choose to start an evening with. I had half a pint but it was served in a "Havana Club" glass rather than a proper half pint glass, which I found a bit odd. Service was quick though.

I would be happy to go again, but being so busy in the early evening it may be hard to find a quieter time. There isn't much fun in it being standing room only and having to constantly shuffle out of people's way.

On 15th October 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Manchester Victoria, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Soup Kitchen, Manchester
25th Jun 2023, 15:35
Review submitted by Steve C
2nd Nov 2018, 18:27
Picture submitted by Moby Duck approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 October 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 October 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 October 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 September 2013 by Moby Duck
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