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Vocation & Co

(also known as Vocation Bar in Society)

101 Barbirolli Square
M2 3BD

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday11.00 am - 00.30 am
Saturday11.00 am - 00.30 am
Sunday11.00 am - 11.30 pm



About the Pub

This is a bar run by Vocation brewery in a shared food space called Society which opened in May 2021. It occupies a site previously used by Pitcher and Piano and which has been empty for 10 years. It is in a basement below an office block and the Vocation bar is ahead of you as you enter the main entrance. There is street food available from 5 different vendors. There are 4 handpumps and a wall of keg taps on the bar.

The food hall has space for up to 350 people on mostly long tables with some tables outside for warmer weather and ordering for drink and food is done via an app but you can now order at the bar for Vocation. The food hall is open from 11am for coffee only.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Vocation Bread & Butter
  • Vocation Heart & Soul

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    There is a ramp down to Society from Barbirolli Square as well as steps.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Tables at the front.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    At tables outside and dog bowls are provided.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    There is a mezzanine floor which can be hired.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Ask for password.

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Vocation & Co

101 Barbirolli Square
M2 3BD

Sat Nav Reference

53.4757, -2.24436


  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Station (500m)


Nearby Metro (300m)

St Peters Square


Down steps at back of Barbirolli Square

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Vocation & Co - Manchester

Vocation & Co

101 Barbirolli Square
M2 3BD

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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