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The Northern Quarter bar invites you to celebrate its 7th birthday

Published on April 3rd 2008.


In the spring of 2001 a small corduroy lined pub by the name of Cord opened its doors to the public for the first time. Back in 2001 the Northern Quarter was a very different place. By 6pm the NQ streets were very quiet and dark. The bars, coffee shops and hairdressers that exist now, were yet to appear.

Tucked away on the little known Dorsey Street, Cord has never been the easiest of places to find, however for those who did stumble across it, a warm welcome was found. And those early customers more often than not became loyal regulars, rewarded with one of the numerous tankards that take pride of place hanging above the bar.

Cord had always prided itself on being the ultimate quiet night out, only playing background music. However this changed in the winter of 2003 when the basement bar was opened and regular nights were founded with local DJs.

On Thursday 3 April, Cord will be celebrating its 7th birthday. The doors will be open. There'll be complimentary drinks and a sound track brought by a selection of Cord’s resident DJs from over the years.

For an area now buzzing with some of the cities finest cafes and bars, Cord remains the Godfather of Northern Quarter boozers. Over 7 years Cord has established itself as the very definition of 'Original Modern' as devised by graphic designer Peter Saville to describe post-industrial Manchester. Head down there tonight for some corduroy capers and birthday bevvies.

8 Dorsey St
Northern Quarter
M4 1LU


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JomovApril 3rd 2008.

I remember eventually finding this little gem years ago - if you are not familiar with NQ then you may need to ask for directions!

JApril 3rd 2008.

Love the site, shame it's like a scene from Saw !!! Drab and not fab, just lifeless, staff inc.

JomovApril 3rd 2008.

I remember eventually finding this little gem years ago - if you are not familiar with NQ then you may need to ask for directions!

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