17 reviews of Tiger Lounge in English
I couldnt think of anywhere better to go for after work drinks, big nights out or birthdays than tiger lounge.
There is a nice chilled out happy hour with cheap wine and free pizza some nights and then dancing and drinking into the evening.
The staff are mega friendly and go out of their way like they made me a cake with my name on! they are just lovely!
Everyone should go to tiger lounge its amazing!!!
Tiger Lounge is the sort of place that inspires cultish devotion. If you're not into faded glamour and you've never heard of Betty Page, you might wonder what the fuss is about. It's small, dark and it gets awful crowded - but that's because it's a lovely place to be. Think 50s kitsch, knackered velvet and a fairly eclectic playlist, plus live music and curly fries.
Ok, I’ve got to confess: I am completely in love with Tiger Lounge. I don’t know whether it’s the happy hour, cult movies or seedy soundtrack that’s got me hooked. But I can’t get enough of the place!
In terms of glamour, this place has definitely faded a little. But for lovers of kitsch, trash and rockabilly, its star still shines brightly. If you get there before 7.30pm, you can enjoy a pint for less than £2 or a cheap bottle of wine. On the other hand, there’s usually films, live music or a good club night if you get there in the evening. In fact, Saturday night offers the long-running Tiger Lounge club night, which plays a great blend of sixties pop, easy listening, garage and psych. I love it!
The bar does quite nice food too. Its menu is reasonably priced and simple, featuring burgers, Mediterranean-style sandwiches and - my favourite - the humble curly fry!
Tiger Lounge is one of Manchester's best night's out... provided you like '50s and '60s music of course.
The placed is decked out like an exotic boudoir, with red velvet-esque seats, kitsch trinkets and lots of leopard print.
The music in there is uniformly excellent, with the weekends focusing on '60s girl groups and beat. Midweek has seen everything from jive lessons and tea-parties!
In the day, Tiger Lounge has some decent nibbles with pizzas and platters to share.
The beers and spirits are good quality and not going to make your wallet cry.
All in all, Tiger Lounge is one of the best places in Manchester and well worth a look. Of course, it's not to everyone's taste, but those that love it will end up loving it forever.
Long may it continue.
One of my favourite Manchester haunts. Super-central and convenient for the bus/train/tram stations, but tucked away enough that you have to know it's there. Meaning a lot less idiots than most other places at weekends in the city centre.
Daytimes to early evening it's usually uber-quiet, so if you want to catch up with a friend over food and wine, you can have a good old chinwag in peace and quiet, and the service will be mega-speedy.
At weekends it soon gets busy. But get there early enough to grab a sofa and a £6 bottle of wine, and you'll be laughing. And when you get peckish, the best curly chips north of London can be yours for a measly £2.
The tiki kitsch decor and memorabilia are the perfect match for the motown/soul/rockabilly DJs, and even though it's small, the place soon gets bumping on the dancefloor before long.
A fab, reliably laidback venue, perfect as a starting point or for settling in for the entire night.
Tiger lounge is a rather dingey place based in a basement. The decor however is rather appealing and it feels like you are somewhere foreign. Its a lot larger than it looks from the outside and has quite a few cosy corners which provide a nice little space for reunions of old friends. However, be warned that if those groups of old friends get too large, and you wish to push some tables together, the bar staff are less than helpful. In fact I found the staff inhere to be down right rude.
There is an ok range of drinks and pretty good prices. But then that is what I would expect from somewhere where the service is not so great and the floor is sticky. Toilets are ok. Worth a look if you’re taking a few of the great unwashed out for a drink.
Tiger Lounge is a very kitsch and quirky bar/cafe/club on Fountain Street. It has a ecelectic/60s theme running throughout with very decadant interiors which makes this a fun place to go to. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the people who go there are all ages and there is never any trouble. The prices are good, with cheap drinks and they have a menu of food which is reasonably priced and tasty. They have different nights on, sometimes with live bands but usually the music has a motown, mod or 60s theme. You can definitely have a great night here and it can very crowded.
If you are looking for something a little different this is the place to go to.
If your into your music and a bit of a rockabilly kid then this place is great. The walls will take you back with the nostalgic decor. For town the prices aint too bad and the music is great a bit of everything…. they also have live. This place is ultra cool and totaly kitch!
Cool indie joint, some great gigs, run by Stefan, an old-time promoter like myself. One of the best joints in town if you like your stuff non-mainstream.
LAte opening hours and away from the students (at least when I have been in that is).
Keep it up (the good work I mean Stef).
One of the only places I would think of if someone asked me where they should go for a good night out in Manchester. Bottles of wine are about £6 and they play an amazing range of music that could suit any taste. Have had many a good night out here.
Perfectly located in a central side street near chinatown and albert square, tiger lounge is undoubtedly one of my favourite bars/clubs to visit in Manchester. If you are interested in alternative, 50’s, rockabilly, kitsch and the downright kooky bars then you are in for a treat. Twisting out a plethora of obscure, rare and strange songs of the 50s/60s/70s including classics such as Bowie to wierd and wonderous 'mike flowers and the pops’-esque covers of well know indie tracks, this little haven of other-worldly delight see’s to it that you are inseperable from the moderately-sized dancefloor until the early hours. If dancing aint your thing, then cast your eyes around the walls of the venue to discover 60’s kitsch paraphanalia, delightful images of the notorious Betty Page and other familiar and quirky objects that lie behind little glass cabinets. The black and white videos projecting from the dated television sets in the quiet corners provide hours of entertainment for those shy, retiring types. The Kitty Lounge is also a cute, cosy nook for a chill out or some more audible dialogue should the mood take you. I would recommend Fridays/Saturdays for a darn good night out and Tuesday nights 'Fiction non Fiction’ for a varied dose of new manchester live acts. Great tunes, fairly-priced booze and the most amazing buzz in the air when the night gets going. Can’t beat it.
Tiger Lounge could not come more highly recommended by myself. The eclectic music on a weekend truly is eclectic; it can jump from David Bowie to Jefferson Starship (!) in an instant. And back again. Despite being an undoubtedly ‘cool’ venue, the atmosphere is all welcoming – though making a sartorial effort will most definitely be appreciated by all. It takes while to get going, so it’s not one for the early birds, but all of a sudden you will find the place packed and dancing. The drinks are priced fairly and even on a busy night you will still be served quickly. Get down there.
It really feels like an old-style bar from when I used to crawl out secretly to the pub in my late teens. They play loads of different types of music (whatever they feel like at the time, i guess) but it all seems to gel somehow. Its a place for grabbing several pints and sitting around a huge table with loads of mates, staring at the decor, chuckling about the music and the memories of an Indie youth and trying to resist just one more beer.
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