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Castlefield’s pubs are buzzing with energy. The area is a great location to meet new people and try new things. We will meet at Dukes 92 first, buzzing in the heart of Castlefield. Then move on to uncover what Castlefield has to offer
Come and meet some new people and experience what Castlefield has to offer.
So called because it is right next to lock 92 of the Rochdale Canal. Manchester's oldest canal-side building, The Merchant's Warehouse, was renovated to house Dukes 92 during the time when this area of town was still a rat infested sign of urban decay. The vision of the bar's owners, who also have the Marc Addy, was amazing. Now an area of natural beauty and great drinking houses, Castlefield owes much of its success to Dukes 92. Barge trips along the canal to Manchester United's Old Trafford ground take place on match days.
This traditional themed bar is often quiet despite its excellent food and fantastic terrace seating overlooking the canal basin.
Recently refurbished, Barça looks better than ever. Once part-owned by Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, this stylish bar is situated under a railway arch on the Rochdale Canal and is one of the few places in Castlefield that stays open after 11pm.
With a gigantic metal bicycle parked outside, Atlas is one of the city's most famous bars. A favourite amongst some of the city's musicians, including Tim Booth from James and Clint Boon from The Inspiral Carpets, this is an unpretentious place just a stones throw from Deansgate Locks. A variety of cask ales, bottled beers, wines and soft drinks are on offer with a fantastic outdoor terrace at the back.