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Font review

***Updated July 2010***
We spent a Friday night in Font recently and can thoroughly recommend it for a decent place to warm up for a night out. They’ve got a huge range of drinks – from real ales to a choice of gin to plenty of lager, and it’s all reasonably priced. The place has the air of an organised but friendly independent bar, which is kind of what it is (it’s one of a small chain of three – two in Manchester, on in Liverpool), with decent food and very accommodating staff – we asked if we could reserve a small area for 7pm on Friday night and were able to do so no problem. The top end of Oxford Road is becoming increasingly popular and prosperous as a drinking destination (Jilly’s/Music Box notwithstanding), and Font is definitely one of the venues of choice for us.


The Font has been around for ages now, and its combination of drinks offers, playstations and table football has worked well for them. They're also one of the few venues that lets you hire the place out for free. Each weekend the DJs will play anything from hip hop to house music, and its location - tucked away down Wakefield Street (just off Oxford Road) - means that it's visited by those who are heading to the Music Box (Jillys/Electric Chair) or the Attic (Kindergarten et al).

The Font is equally good for food, as it's cheap and quick. The fry ups are particularly good (£3) or the burgers for a mere £3.80.

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Cocktails for ?2, Jim Beam (stuck with Jack Daniel's everywhere else), nice and laid back, and there was an exceptionally attractive girl behind the bar last time I was there a few weeks ago. Good all round.

Seth The Miserable Shit says...
2 people agree with this review

awesome atmosphere, great deal on cocktails and in a lovely little side street off Oxford Road, easy to get to, definitely one of my faves so far!

Mags says...
2 people agree with this review

?2 for a cocktail? Amazing bar.

Beth says...
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I went to Font Bar last Saturday for a few drinks before the clubs.
I'd heard good things and I wasn't dissapointed - relaxed atmosphere and having a few cocktails was a good laugh and nice change from beer.

Anonymous says...

My friends and I often pop in here after class for a bite to eat and a round of (mega cheap) cocktails. The veggie tempura wraps are fantastic in my opinion, and the curly fries are just the cherry on top of the cake. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, polite bar staff and doormen that actually smile.

Anonymous says...

So much variation. 2-3 shots per drink. ?2 on every cocktail. Excellent service.
Bouncers know you well after a while!
What more can I say. Totally rate it. Its a MUST.
I was tempted to do a negative review to prevent others from going, to make it easier for me to get in.
I am a frequent visitor. GO THERE. This place is the best pre-club drinks bar in Manchester

Anonymous says...

Amazing bar! they've got some new £3 cocktails like zombie and long island iced tea now with lots of alcohol for your money. the beer selection is vast, has real ales too. this is our regular, and with different djs every night it's never the same. bar staff are hot if a bit too arty for my taste.

Anonymous says...

Unfortunately I can't tell you, one of the bouncers wouldn't let me in because I didn't have a student card.....what a joke

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