at 39 to 41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW United Kingdom

A small establishment in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Est 2004

39 to 41 Edge Street
Manchester M4 1HW
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 0161 832 9245


nice food + good drinks + exhibitions + the kestrel suite = common

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 00:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 00:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 00:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 23:00


Price category
Common specialties

General Info

Common opened its doors on 23rd December 2004, then quickly closed them again and went on holiday, reopening on 7th January 2005 We have been plying our trade from Edge Street ever since, muddling through good times, bad times, indifferent times like a dysfunctional family, hopefully those of you that came with us had a good time and have no permanent scars. Now we’ve opened a new chapter with a makeover, we hope you all like it and we can continue to meet your needs in the years to come. Big love to all those who have helped us on our way, to our staff, past and present, artists, anyone who has ever put paintbrush to wall, and djs/promoters, even though you always break our kit. And last but not least our regulars, all of those who have propped up the bar over the years a big thank you, it wouldn’t be the same without you. Nice. If you want to become a Super Special member of Common and receive exclusive discounts then head to our webpage: quotes from various social network interfaces: "“DO you have to have a beard to work here?” - Femke Colborne, Manchester Confidential "Join the crowd of mixed-up misshapes for drinks and winks" - Attitude Magazine "Common is a proper Northern Quarter bar that’s full of (p*ss) artists, musos, beardymen and blaggers." - Gareth Thomas: View Manchester "I prefer Trof " - Jude: What Happened Last Night "How the f**k can any of you pricks say that common is a s*itty bar." - Anonymous: What Happened Last Night "go-to area for hip young gun-slingers" - Orla Doherty: Qype "the punters can give the impression of an iPhone convention." - MofGrimmers: Qype "Fashionable darlings button pressing on their wifi ipad iphone blackberry laptop doohickeys like there s no tomorrow (i cant even spell it)" - Ticketscanner: Qype "Do you know what? I'm going to be controversial...I don't like Common. Or 'A Place Called Common' as I think it's full name is. I actually went to Common for a job interview" - Sarah-Anne M: Yelp "a quirky six-form common room for grown-ups" "A bar for hipsters. Moustaches and 80s clothing particulary welcome" Anon - Original person who set up this our facebook page. (aka M. Webster) "Common is the way it is. If you're more comfortable in Apotheca or similiar bars then drink in them instead" - ANONYMOUS, Manchester Confidential "the beards are very fetching" - Smitty, Manchester Confidential

Company Rating

24002 Facebook users were in Common. It's a 28 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Bar category in Manchester

5055 FB users likes Common, set it to 32 position in Likes Rating for Manchester in Bar category