Matt & Phred’s

Written by on February 21, 2015 in Clubs & Event Spaces, Places to Drink - 4 Comments
Matt & Phred's, Northern Quarter

Matt & Phred’s is without doubt one of the names synonymous with the Northern Quarter. This Tib Street venue has for years now been bringing stellar performances by artists from the worlds of Jazz, Folk, Gypsy, Electro, Swing, World and even a little bit of Ska, who all love playing this special, intimate little venue, which has recently had a new lick of paint and is looking even more fantastic!

Matt & Phred's Stage

The list of artists who have graced the stage is a long one so to pick out a few highlights is a tricky thing to do, but some of the more notable include Sneaky, Kit Downes, Marius Neset, Manu Delago, The Dagda Quartet, and from a more commercial end of the spectrum Jamie Cullum and even Adele have graced the stage in this little neighbourhood joint (a friend of mine was at the Adele gig and tells me about it all the time!).

Matt & Phred's Bar


As well as being able to see some amazingly talented musicians 7 nights a week, the bar and kitchen team at Matt & Phred’s are also at the top of their game. With an enviable cocktail selection, a cracking wine list, some of the best pizzas in the Northern Quarter, including “Nigel the Chef’s Specials” on the weekends, and some delicious sharing plates a night at Matt & Phred’s has pretty much every base covered. Food is served until Midnight each night and they have daily Happy Hour promos too, with perhaps the best offer being FREE PIZZA EVERY DAY! (that’s well worth caps!)

Matt & Phred's Drinks


If you want to know what’s going on at Matt & Phred’s then their diary page has all of the upcoming events with info about the acts so it’s easy to plan your next trip down. The gigs are free Monday to Thursday and there is a £5 door charge on Friday and Saturday nights (unless you have an NQCard in which case you get in for FREE!) when it’s highly recommend to book a table as this place gets busy as you can imagine, and besides what better way to enjoy the music than having your food and drinks delivered to you? The club’s new Saturday and Sunday opening times mean you can enjoy Happy Hour offers from 5pm. Most Sundays are Free Entry, with the occasional door charge for the ever popular Cherie Babe Burlesque Revue, (2nd Sunday of the month every other month).

Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phred’s is a great local hangout so whether you fancy a pint and a pizza after work, a night out with friends or just fancy dropping in to see what’s going on you won’t be disappointed!

Matt & Phred's Sign, Northern Quarter


Part of the NQ Card network

Monday – Thursday 6pm-late | Friday 4pm-late | Saturday 5pm-late | Sunday times vary, check their website
Matt and Phreds | 64 Tib Street | Northern Quarter | Manchester | M4 1LG | Office: 0161 273 5495 Eve: 0161 831 7002 | Website

  • Kelly Lieberman

    Went to see Bobby and Jemima here over Christmas, brilliant band, place was buzzin, great venue.