Food & Drink

The bar that sold some of Manchester’s cheapest pints has closed ‘until further notice’

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 16th December 2021

One of Manchester city centre’s most infamous bars, Bar Wave, has closed ‘until further notice’.

The doors to the Portland Street bar were quietly locked up last weekend.

A notice posted in the doorway states: “As of Saturday 11/12/2021, Bar Wave will be closed untill further notice.

“Sorry for the inconvenience.”

The notorious bar serves some of Manchester’s cheapest drinks, with stickers in the windows still loudly promoting £2 specials all night.


It sits on the ground floor beneath the Britannia Hotel, on one of Manchester’s busiest streets.

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The long-standing bar was known for its karaoke and its giant pitchers of cocktails.

It’s not yet known the reasons for the closure.

The Manc has contacted Bar Wave for comment.

Featured image: The Manc Group