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120-122 Grosvenor Street
M1 7HL

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - 1.00 am
FridayMidday - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight



About the Pub

The Sandbar features a real ale selection on seven pumps (including a permanent real cider line and an occasional dark mild line). The vast majority of the beers come from Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas (such as First Chop, Marble, Blackjack, Outstanding, Greenmill, Phoenix, Buxton, RedWillow and many more). Locally brewed beer is something which is very important to them and even extends to their keg selection, which includes two lagers and a stout from Outstanding, plus a Pilsner and fruit beer from Phoenix. Situated in the heart of the university area, Sandbar is an interesting conversion of two Georgian townhouses attracting custom from both lecturers and students. A former loading bay is utilised as a seating area, while some former bus seats form part of the varied furnishings. The atmosphere is bohemian and arty and this is reflected in the excellent beer range both on cask and in bottle (where foreign specialities feature); look too for the large spirits offering. Exhibitions of photographs and paintings usually line the walls while DJs or live music may feature in the evenings; life drawing classes on some Sunday afternoons. The interesting and varied menu of home-made pizzas are available most days 12-9. Sandwiches are available too; the entire menu is veggie or vegan. The cider is a changing guest from small producers. Occasional beer festivals are held. NB: pub is CASHLESS, ie it accepts CARDS ONLY.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Facer's Clwyd Gold
  • Phoenix Arizona
  • Silver St Brewing Co Porter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Guest beers mostly from local micros.

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Sandbar, Chorlton-on-Medlock


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Changing guest from small producers.


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    12-9 Mon-Wed;12-10 Thu-Sat; 12-9 Sun veggie / vegan.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    12-9 Mon-Wed;12-10 Thu-Sat; 12-9 Sun veggie / vegan.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Events Events

    1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons, life drawing classes are held (chargeable)

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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120-122 Grosvenor Street
M1 7HL

Sat Nav Reference

53.470713, -2.236019


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

15, 42, 43, 53, 85, 86, 111, 142, 143, 42A, 42B

Nearby Station (< ½ mile)

Manchester Oxford Road

Nearby Metro (< ½ mile)

St Peters Square


Off Oxford Rd A34/B5117 jct

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