The Northern Quarter is famous for its rich history of live music venues that are legendary for hosting some of the who's who of Manchester's music scene.
So when we found out there will be a new independent music venue dropping slap bang in the middle of it, we were over the moon.
Off the Square – which will be located on Lever Street – will be home to an eclectic mix of events and experiences in what is a temporary yet flexible creative space fit to host the best of both Manchester's musical and creative talent.
Launched by Mark Bernstein and Minesh Parekh, who already play a key role in the city's music and nightlife industry, the venue's industrial vibe is set to impress and features a commissioned piece of artwork by Graffiti Artist Andrew David Parle.
Based in a stunning listed building, Off The Square will stand out due to the eclectic nature of their events, which will include plenty of live music, club nights and 'cultural happenings'.
Speaking about the venture, co-founder Marc said: “We can’t wait to open up a space which reflects the diversity of the city, from Female DJ collectives to Yoga, Spoken word nights to band nights, from house nights to vintage fairs – it’s going to be fun.”
Every Saturday, Off the Square will host a free entry, good vibes house and disco party with Kultura Collective and friends (featuring live percussion), while on week nights, the venue will welcome after work drinkers with great value drinks deals, curated music and food pop ups.
Their launch party will be held on Saturday 14th September from 8pm. Find out more about it on their event page and get yourself down to Manchester's newest live music venue.
You can also check out their Facebook page here, where they'll be regularly posting updates on what's to come for their venue.