COMMON

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  • Paul
    "Great food and a good selection of beer."(5 Tips)
    RebeccaWho
    "Try the new falafel and halloumi burger."(2 Tips)
    Drew H.
    "Hot Vimto is amazing"(2 Tips)
    Daniel D.
    "Recommend the Sierra Nevada Tumbler and Chicken and Chorizo Stew"(2 Tips)
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  • Jack H.
    Jack HMarch 24
    Great coffee and eggs. Good friendly and fast serving and dog friendly. Proper.
  • Jack H.
    Jack HMarch 24
    Good Eggs and coffee, good 70s reggae sounds. #dogfriendly .
  • Judy A.
    Judy AFebruary 20
    Food is great, but it's really hard to find seating sometimes!
  • Daz C.
    Daz ClarkDecember 28, 2016
    Latte was lovely, salted caramel brownie was even better. Lovely chilled place to spend an hour or two
  • Nikos M.
    Nikos MenegakisOctober 16, 2016
    40 mins waiting to be served
  • Oisín S.
    Oisín SJune 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Long wait for food at weekends
  • Bethany F.
    Bethany FarrimondJune 6, 2016
    Excellent beer and food as always with a unique lively atmosphere!
  • Ellie H.
    Ellie HeatrickApril 10, 2016
    The salt beef hash is tasty! But don't come if you're in a rush for brunch - there was a long wait for our food on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RMarch 22, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Say goodbye to Iwan who's leaving!
  • Andra C.
    Andra C.March 15, 2016
    It's very crowded and a bit chaotic. It's also quite slow, but judging by how busy it is, I think they are handling it well. Food is okay.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WilksFebruary 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Checkout the monthly quiz. Doesn't take itself too seriously.
  • Eline🍩
    Eline🍩January 22, 2016
    interesting and rock decoration, very loud music.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmJanuary 21, 2016
    Smashed Avocado and salsa on toast with a poached egg. Delicious
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmOctober 9, 2015
    Great place for breakfast, really good coffee. The donuts are amazing too
  • Ath
    AthJuly 26, 2015
    Only a few tables outside but still nice when it's warm
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasJuly 8, 2015
    Fantastic brunch served until 2pm.
  • Norbert K.
    Norbert KissJune 4, 2015
    Good selection of beer😉
  • Dawn Dovahkiin G.
    Dawn Dovahkiin GreeneApril 30, 2015
    The chilli was so delicious. So much flavour. The donut I had wasn't very good though. :/
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenApril 13, 2015
    I really enjoyed the veggie chilli and would you believe it - the kale salad. They've done well with the new refit as well.
  • Gemma G.
    Gemma GilleardMarch 1, 2015
    Lovely food, nice beer selection
  • Freya E.
    Freya ErnstingJanuary 20, 2015
    Someone said it was "hoppy as fuck" SOLD! Awesome selections of draught and bottled beers.
  • Sam M.
    Sam MDecember 13, 2014
    Really nice chilled bar with excellent beer selection and friendly staff.
  • S C.
    S CSeptember 6, 2014
    Cheeky vino 🍷
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TaylorAugust 19, 2014
    Food as awesome as ever.
  • David L.
    David LeeAugust 8, 2014
    Here for drinks with good friends from work.
  • Yingjia T.
    Yingjia TeeMarch 7, 2014
    Really really bad attitude of the bouncer. They ask for out ID and he assumed that he didn't see our DOB and stop us for going in. Whether is a prank or not but this is no funny
  • Bethan H.
    Bethan HamiltonFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    GLUTEN FREE MAPLE BACON CHEESEBURGER !!! with a root beer :P tasty tasty
  • Mark F.
    Mark FrimstonJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Catching up with Ben...
  • Drew H.
    Drew HajdukJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot Vimto is amazing
  • Callum S.
    Callum SaundersJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The burgers, fries and coleslaw have to be some of the best in MCR. Great bar that is just the right side of cool (beware the occasional hipster) and the beer selection is always top-notch.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KirbyNovember 24, 2013
    Great vibe on Saturday nights!
  • Jack
    JackNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    MORNING BEN
  • Meli H.
    Meli HSeptember 23, 2013
    The Common Ale is hoppy as f*ck
  • Vadik S.
    Vadik SquarezSeptember 17, 2013
    Awesome coffee
  • Kezzah .
    Kezzah 🐼😸July 13, 2013
    Ladies toilet is rank!
  • Lucas
    LucasJuly 13, 2013
    The plastic glasses are so dirty. Service sucks.
  • Anita B.
    Anita BiezynskaJune 29, 2013
    Maker's mark rocks!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WoodheadJune 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try all the beer,it's well nice ;P
  • Almudena G.
    Almudena GarcíaMay 25, 2013
    50 minutes waiting for food...
  • Paul
    PaulMay 11, 2013
    Great food and a good selection of beer. Definitely worth a visit!
  • David H.
    David HillFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Password changed to toomuchvino28
  • Nikita L.
    Nikita LarionovOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    wi-fi pass: garethbrookes
  • Jacek B.
    Jacek BarcikowskiSeptember 19, 2012
    Maple bacon burger is marvellous!
  • Keenan J.
    Keenan JudgeSeptember 18, 2012
    Do you like blues music?
  • Paul W.
    Paul WoodheadSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tell the staff to smile: just a bit. No one will doubt your cool, honest ;0)
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LewisSeptember 7, 2012
    Please do try the food
  • Callum C.
    Callum ChapmanAugust 26, 2012
    Sierra Nevada on tap - a rarity in the UK.
  • RebeccaWho
    RebeccaWhoJune 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the new falafel and halloumi burger. It's the bomb.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LeddenJune 5, 2012
    I could drink Strawberry Mules 24/7
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MaguireJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask Jonny about any electroclash records released in 2003, especially anything on City Rockers.
  • Ben N.
    Ben NuttallMay 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for the hipsters
  • Derek P.
    Derek PerrinMay 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Oh my golly gosh. Why isn't that welsh stud @i_roberts gay?
  • Rik H.
    Rik HopkinsonApril 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Veltins in on tap! Win!
  • Simon W.
    Simon WebbonJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Food seems to be better earlier on. Burgers and coleslaw a bit below par today
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurtonJanuary 4, 2012
    Burger wasn't bad, kinda cool student vibe to place.
  • Mathew C.
    Mathew CropperDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot Vimto. Nuff sed.
  • Rachael C.
    Rachael ChivertonDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Tables can be scare after 6pm - try to get there before then
  • IMPACT WRESTLING
    IMPACT WRESTLINGNovember 28, 2011
    IMPACT WRESTLING returns to the United Kingdom for the “2012 MAXIMUM IMPACT IV” Tour on Fri Jan 27 in Manchester. Tix @ ticketmaster.co.uk!
  • Simon W.
    Simon WebbonNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Probably the best burgers in Manchester. Also love their coleslaw. All-round to quality nosh.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must have: Tiffin cake & Hoegarden.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WaughSeptember 7, 2011
    The manager is a babe!
  • Barbara F.
    Barbara FlahertyAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a common card for even more bargain drinks
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieAugust 19, 2011
    Common is a nice little indie place. Good food, good wifi, good beer.
  • Ellie T.
    Ellie ThouretAugust 16, 2011
    Awesome and cheap sandwiches at lunchtime. Plus, try Brewdog beer!
  • Sophie W.
    Sophie WilliamsonAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    It's all about the beef chilli with nachos. Also the chips are amaze.
  • HMG Paints
    HMG PaintsAugust 5, 2011
    The best pint of Guinness in the Northern Quarter and a fantastic food menu. Also get a Common Card
    Downvoted Jul 4
  • Peter C.
    Peter CunninghamJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hoegaarden mmmmmm
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GaughanJuly 25, 2011
    Always a good choice!
  • Alison S.
    Alison SmithJune 14, 2011
    Veggie food is fab - nachos and their veggie burger
  • Alison S.
    Alison SmithJune 14, 2011
    Veggie food is fab this the veg chilling nachos & falafel & halloumi burger (meal deal till 7 add ur drink)
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HopkinsJune 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Come here and be made to feel insignificant by the well-groomed bar staff.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MeeMay 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Falafel & halloumi kebab is the new winner
  • Megan P.
    Megan PowerMay 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat all of the food and drink all of the beer. Tasty times.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GardinerApril 8, 2011
    Illustrations galore, a treat for the eyes
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LewingtonApril 6, 2011
    Delicious Haloumi and Falafel burger
  • Dimitrios C.
    Dimitrios ChFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    American club + hoegaarden. J'adore
  • Alistair M.
    Alistair MurrayFebruary 12, 2011
    Bloody Mary will sort you right out, even after a ridic night out
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Tom Y.
    Tom YatesJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Pull yourself off under the table & get thrown out in style.
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Recommend the Sierra Nevada Tumbler and Chicken and Chorizo Stew
  • Mark C.
    Mark CopelandSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Shiv licked Ewan's nipple at this bar!
  • CityLife.co.uk
    CityLife.co.ukSeptember 21, 2010
    "Common stakes its claim to cool through scruffy simplicity.." CityLife.co.uk Read more
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GoulcherAugust 24, 2010
    Sangria gets you smashed.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WalkerAugust 21, 2010
    Chicken Avocado & bacon Toastie. Yum Yum.
  • Kat R.
    Kat RobbinsAugust 15, 2010
    aaahh the sailor jerry and ginger beer is the best thing ever!
  • ruthersish
    ruthersishAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a membership, get involved!
  • Lorraine J.
    Lorraine JonesJuly 27, 2010
    One of my fave NQ bars. New artwork every few months, great food, great atmosphere.
  • RebeccaWho
    RebeccaWhoJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The veg chilli is totally rad.
  • Richard P.
    Richard PycroftJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get yourself a Super Special Membership Card free from their website Read more
  • Benn G.
    Benn GlazierMay 16, 2010
    Both Coopers Pale and Sparkling available. Nice.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan McNamaraMay 13, 2010
    Chicken and Chorizo stew is class.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CunninghamApril 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sailor jerry and ginger ale. Top banananana!
  • Lee T M.
    Lee T McDonaldFebruary 11, 2010
    Decent Guinness, worth a stop off.
  • Pete C.
    Pete CollinsDecember 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Brooklyn Winter Ale - much better than the (already good) Brooklyn Brown Ale. Paul Jones would agree.
  • Tom Y.
    Tom YatesNovember 27, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    scrawl a Paul jones fact on the wall of the gents
  • Tom Y.
    Tom YatesNovember 27, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    scrawl a Paul jones fact in the gents.
  • julianlstar
    julianlstarNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    It's winter time ask for a hot toddy, go on, you know you want to.
  • Sam E.
    Sam Easterby-SmithNovember 19, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    or skip the food and have the hot apple-juice with vodka in it...
  • Joe S.
    Joe SaundersNovember 4, 2009
    Try the chilli.
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