The Northern Quarter has a new spot to relax and grab a drink or two since the opening of the Tib Street Tavern on Friday 25th May. Rising from the ‘ashes’ of Bar Centro, which closed it’s doors for the final time earlier this year Tib Street Tavern brings a touch of the traditional to the Northern Quarter, with much more of a pub feel to it than a bar as you might expect from an establishment that calls itself a tavern. Slightly off the beaten track of Thomas Street, head up Tib Street towards Ancoats and opposite Cord Bar you will find the Tib Street Tavern.
The Tib Street Tavern embraces the history and tradition of the Northern Quarter, combining a vintage pub design with some contemporary features. The new owners have literally stripped back the building to the brickwork to bring us plush surroundings with much more than just the traditional snug found in most old style taverns, combining cosy seating areas, feature walls and windows, tin clad ceilings, delicate lighting and a high spec bar design and layout that offers a contemporary contrast to the rest of the Tib Street Tavern. Imagery of a 1950′s Tib Street is scattered throughout, echoing a theme of local history and complimenting the relaxed and classic pub feel of the venue, fitting for a bar in a part of Manchester that dates back to the 1700′s.
The Tib Street Tavern promises no gimmicks, and it’s not attempting to be a theme bar styled like a traditional pub. It doesn’t offer fancy cuisine, just a good old fashioned selection of beers, spririts and wines from around the continent and premium bar snacks to satisfy any cravings.
Split over two floors the upper floor of the Tib Street Tavern houses the bar and affords lots of light from the massive windows at the front of the building, whilst downstairs there are comfy booths and a more ‘drinking den’ feel. Throughout both floors are plasma screens that the owners promise will show all major sporting events including football, rugby, Formula 1, tennis and of course the forthcoming Olympics. This will certainly be a welcome addition to the offerings found elsewhere in the Northern Quarter.