41 reviews of Night & Day Cafe in English
This place has a really gothic feel and is very dark inside. It almost feels like you are stepping inside a fantasty novel or film set, and some goblins will pop up from behind the bar and ask you if you want some peanuts to go with your flavoured cider.
From quirky small bands to solo singers, there is often some decent and interesting live music happening here.
The staff are all suitably trendy and they are pretty friendly too.
Its on Oldham Street, which is the main road in the Northern Quarter. Lots of nice little cafes, record shops, vintage clothes shops and cool bars. So its in a great setting too.
I had some dinner in here recently, the Hallomi was lovely and so was the veggie bean burger. Quite a nice surprise they can do the food well too, seeing as its mainly geared towards drinking and music in here.
All in all rather nice!
The Night & Day has long been one of my favourite gig venues in Manchester. It's also long been one of my favourite bars in Manchester, and I've spent many a long, happy and slightly drunken afternoon there in my time on this earth, drinking bottles of Budvar and stumbling my way around their rather seedy toilets (which, for reasons I've never figure out, appears to lack a mirror - sort it out Night & Day!) I've also been lucky enough to see many many fabulous gigs there - as well as a few which...well...weren't so fabulous. The Night and Day has also recently started serving some really quite tasty food, making it a great place to spend a lazy afternoon, flicking through the newspapers or attempting to do some work on your laptop.
Like any venue though, it does have its down points. Due to its high ceilings, its acoustics occasionally mean that the music being played is so loud you can barely hear yourself think. It doesn't have any air conditioning, which means that you can often sweat your own bodyweight in there if you go to see a band on a hot Summer's night and it's packed. They don't serve any beer on draft, so you can often find yourself paying over the odds for a bottle of a strange Eastern European lager that no one has ever heard of.
But at the end of the day, these are all minor points which are easily forgotten once you let yourself go and really start enjoying the ambiance of the place. And, for all of its faults, you'd be hard pressed to find a better live music venue in the whole of Manchester.
Once upon a time, all the best up-and-coming bands would play the Night and Day. There’s still live music here most nights, but the bigger bands seem to go to the Ruby Lounge or Deaf Institute instead. It’s a shame really, as this legendary bar is a lovely intimate venue for live music.
It’s a great place to go for a drink during the day too, especially during the summer when you can sit outside. The bar has lots of nice continental lagers and beers, but it’s not particularly cheap. Still, this isn’t Wetherspoons – you visit for the atmosphere, not the prices!
Night and Day is a dark, moody little oik in the middle of the Northern Quarter. The staff all look like sirens who have fronted rock bands like The Kills or whatever, which I figure, is intentional.
For food, it's pretty good. I've eaten there a couple of times and can't really remember a thing about it, which suggests that it wasn't bad nor spectacular.
The beer is a little on the pricey side, but that's the going rate for a music venue, which Night and Day is first and foremost.
The raised stage and square standing space is perfect for some stripped down rock 'n' roll. The whole feeling of the place is unpretentious... almost like the way you imagine a New Wave club in New York may have been in the mid-80s.
Of course, it tries a little too hard at times, but that's expected from a city music venue. It's a cool little place to get your kicks and open late.
Hi does anyone know how strict 18+ they are on the door, whether they demand ID ect. I was hoping to see Team Waterpolo there and unfortunately i’m not 18 as of yet. Any advice would be wonderful, cheers.
We went to see The Little Ones at Night and Day last year. I’d popped in before then for a bite to eat but this was the first time I’d seen a gig. I love how intimate it was, the group were mingling with the rest of us and you could see and hear everything, not like when you go to an arena to watch somebody.
The only food I’ve tasted in Night and Day are the chips and soup, both delicious. I did find the drinks quite expensive though.
the best place in manchester if you’re after honest to goodness musicians. bands are a range of touring outfits and nights consisting of 3 or 4 local bands, but you’ll always find something worth listening to. Only slight provisio is the beer is expensive as there’s nothing on tap, so you’re paying for bottles.
Located in the trendy Northern Quarter of Manchester, Night n Day is a a great little bar and has been host to quite a few acts we know and love today before they hit the big time. I saw Scouting for Girls here a year or so ago. They have alot of live music on throughout the week and its an awesome place to catch some new up and coming bands. A small intimate venue with a great friendly atmosphere. The Night n Day Cafe is also open during the day selling cold and hot food.
It can be difficult to get a seat if you want to if you visit at night, especially when there is live music on which is most of the time, however this isn’t really too much of a problem.
The place is also conveniently located for public transport located near many bus routes and inbetween Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. There is also parking available on the street outside if you’re lucky, but if not you can usually find a space in another nearby street.
Whilst visiting Manchester over the holiday period I was taken to Night & Day one cold post Christmas December evening. Set in the heart of the regenerating Northern quarter of Manchester, full of great boho bars and small venues is the fab Night n Day venue/cafe/bar. Basically its everything one could hope for…great long friendly bar, dark lighting, small stage, great sound and hard working live bands…all as it should be. A stamp on the hand, £5.00 on entry and a fantastic atmosphere. We loved it…Britain needs more venues like this and more people visiting them. Go There!
A kooky little café by day, the Night & Day is more well-known for its night-time activities, as one of Manchester best independent venues for live music.
It’s a long and thin bar with the stage at the far end and a small bar serving bottled beers and spirits on the left as you come in(it is a little pricey though). The majority of their gigs are for unknown or locally known bands, many acts have played their first gigs here. It’s usually around £5 to get in to see usually four acts, which is well worth it.
If you’re a fan of live music, check it out!
By day a funky little cafe serving a varied menu of simple but delicious home cooked food. Everything has a vegetarian option including my fave, the all day fry up.
There is plenty of pints, sprirts, soft drinks or coffees to wash it down with and music piped through the building through stereo.
At night it becomes a great music venue with some really good bands playing here. It is a no thrills type of venue but the nighttime bar prices are good value and it has a cosy type of atmosphere becuase you can get really close to the bands.
If your a proper music fan in Manchester, this is the place to go. Inside its not all glitz and glam but its not suppose to be, its there for the music. The place got a cheeky little mention in the TV show “LOST” when Charlie mentions one of their first gigs was here, altough it was fictional, the band in the show went on to become superstars. This transfers into the real world as bands including Bloc Party played some of their first gigs here, and look at them now. It is set i the trendy Northern Quarter which is the centre piece of music for Manchester. Drinks in here are not badly priced, and during the day they do serve a great selection of non-alcoholic drinks and food. A great place to see up and coming bands.
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