1. The best iconic Northern Quarter bar: Night and Day Café
Northern Quarter, Manchester
Ask any Mancunian and they’ll tell you you need to visit the true Northern Quarter institution that is the Night and Day Café. Café by day, popular bar by night, it offers punters a no-nonsense space to relax, drink an affordable pint and check out some of the best up-and-coming music the city seems predestined to produce.
Despite threats of closure (due to a frankly absurd noise complaint), Night and Day remain a must-see in the Northern Quarter’s bar scene, giving locals a cheap place to drink and bands a brilliant venue in which to earn their stripes. Here’s to 30 more years.