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Lynda Moyo has three times the fun at one of Manchester's best bars

Written by . Published on September 26th 2008.


If there's one thing Manchester isn't short of, it's bars. But decent bar-cafe-nightclub combo's are harder to find. Space is a secluded little hideout on New Wakefield Street next to Revolution and Font. You might know it as Sub Space or Pure Space but the brand has had a makeover since then and now falls under the one name- Space. The separate areas are still there but seeing as you can drink, dine and dance all in one venue, it now makes sense that it all comes under one name. This place has always been popular, notably due to its varied, club nights hidden behind an understated exterior. And there's more going on than just booze and bites.

Come rain or shine Space uses it's spacious, covered roof top to host Friday night barbecues. Choose from burgers, chicken, sausages and stone-baked pizzas along with chips and a varied salad. Beef burgers are priced at £3 and Cajun chicken breast £3.50. Both of these came with salad and buns. This area is also perfect for smokers who don't enjoy having to leave a venue to smoke. The terrace can be enjoyed by all.

Back to the bar and Space serve a wide range of cocktails including favourites Long Island Iced Tea and Bloody Mary's plus a selection of specialised, gin, rum and tequila based cocktails. The bar is now open plan and they've exchanged the booths for bigger and more sociable seating.

Space has been refurbishment to coincide with the modern food and drinks menus, but it's still the same recognisable bar that has kept it firmly on Manchester's nightlife scene for over five years. The venue is still over three floors from the underground club, to the spacious dim-lit bar and the airy terrace. It has an area to suit every taste, whether it be a relaxing quiet drink, loud social club or a romantic meal.

Space still have their popular themed nights to chose from. Whatever your musical taste there's a night for you. Make is one big night out.

Acceptable in the 90’s
Best of the 90’s includes indie, pop & dance
One Venue Three Floors (Open Air Roof Terrace)
£3.50 before 11.30pm / £4 after with a flyer or NUS
£4.50 other
Doors 10.30 – 2.30am

Electronica, Techno, Drum & Bass, Hip Hop, Dub Step
One Venue Three Floors (Open Air Roof Terrace)
£4 before 11pm / £4.50 between 11-12pm / £5 after 12pm (with NUS)
£5 other
Doors 10pm – 3am

Available for Private Hire
Please contact Space 0161 236 4899, info@purespacecafebar.co.uk

I Love 80’s
The original 80’s night & still the best in town, subspace (Open Air Roof Terrace)
Free before 10.30pm with a flyer! / 80p before 12 with a flyer, £2 after with a flyer, £3 all night without flyer!
Doors 10pm– 2.30am

Classic Motown, Northern Soul & Funk
One Venue Three Floors (Open Air Roof Terrace)
Free entry before 11pm / £3 before 12 with a flyer, £4 after 12 with a flyer
£5 all night without flyer
Doors 10.30pm – 2.30am

Across The Tracks
Funk Soul, Disco, Motown, Classic House, Rare Grooves, Alternative sounds
One Venue Three Floors (Open Air Roof Terrace)
Free entry before11pm / £4 before 12 with a flyer, £5 after 12 with a flyer
£6 all night without a flyer
Doors 10.30pm – 3am

For more information on Space, please click here to visit the microsite.

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