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Union Bar

(also known as Solem Bar)

University of Manchester, Oxford Road
M13 9PL

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Opening Times


Monday8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Friday8.00 am - 6.00 pm

About the Pub

The Union Bar is the main bar of Manchester University Students Union situated on the ground floor of the Union building.

Drinks at the bar used to be cheaper than in the Union's live music venues but in 2009 policy was changed to increase prices in line with venues with discounts available to students.

Handpumps for real ale were installed over summer 2009, reportedly due to student demand. However, availability was sporadic and quality variable and it has been reported that the handpumps were removed in late 2010 only to return again in 2012

Opening times vary depending on if gigs are on: 8am - 12.30am any day if gigs, 8am - 6pm Mon - Fri only if no gigs

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Brightside Academy Ale
  • Robinsons Hoptimus Prime (Own named ale.)
  • Robinsons Unicorn

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

One Guest Beer; Robinson's Seasonal Ale.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • LiveMusic Live Music

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Union Bar

University of Manchester, Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Sat Nav Reference

53.467899, -2.233200


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

41, 42, 43, 111, 142, 143

Nearby Station (900m)

Manchester Oxford Road

Closest Metro (1900m)


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Union Bar

University of Manchester, Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Live Music
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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