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Iconic live music bar Jimmy’s Manchester to open new home next Friday

The venue is getting a new lease of life in Cutting Room Square.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 6th August 2021

One of Manchester’s iconic live rock music bars Jimmy’s is “buzzing” to finally be opening at its new location next week.

The independent bar and gig venue was forced to move out of its old Northern Quarter site back in December 2019 to make way for an office development, but will open doors to its new home next Friday.

Jimmy’s has moved to a “beautiful red-brick building” on the corner of Cutting Room Square in the historic heart of Ancoats.

Set over two floors with outdoor dining and drinking, owners George and Jimmy Craig have reassured fans that the new venue will continue to be the go-to place for an authentic rock ‘n’ roll musical atmosphere in Manchester.

Original details will also be taken from the old Northern Quarter site and positioned pride of place around the new venue.

A restaurant floor area has been installed alongside the main bar – which fans may recognise resembles other Jimmy’s venues in Liverpool and York.


Before sadly having to close doors in the Northern Quarter back in December 2019, Jimmy’s had become renowned for its late-night music, live gigs, and even welcomed a DJ set from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

It also has its own range of branded beer, which was produced in partnership with Manchester brewery Joseph Holt.

Credit: Jimmy’s Manchester

The new Jimmy’s Manchester will be opening doors at 8pm on Friday 13 August.

On Saturday 14 August, the venue will be opening from 10am for ‘Jimmy’s Famous Bottomless Brunch’ – which is served until 3pm – followed by a ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll BBQ’ from 5pm until late.

On Sunday 15 August, Jimmy’s will be “starting the day in style” by serving a Sunday Roast menu from 12pm-6pm, with drinks served until late.

Food bookings are essential across opening weekend, but drinks tables operate on a walk-in basis only.

Head on over to the Jimmy’s website to make a booking.

Featured Image – Jimmy’s Manchester