Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
64 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LW
Matt & Phred's is the place in Manchester for rubbing shoulders with musicians and indulging in some of life's pleasures - and for once, I don't just mean food. Although food is fast becoming very much part of what this venue is known for, it is far and away the pull of live jazz that keeps the crowds coming through the door. A genuine passion for jazz, food and drink can be felt as you move through the atmospherically lit venue, to find a stage with piano and a whole host of other instruments set to break through the palpable anticipation in the air.

The bar is also a stage - but for making great drinks rather than music. Owner Dean makes a point of stocking only the best spirits, and the wine list stands up to most restaurants. There is also a fast growing list of cocktails which include some favourites you'll know and love, and some you won't. The classic Manhattan with Woodford reserve bourbon stirred with Vermouth is a serious drink, whilst the lesser known Lemon Bon Bon - Absolute Citron shaken with limoncello, lemon juice and butterscotch schnapps - is a sweet delight, perfect for sipping whilst kicking back and enjoying the music.

The trademark pizzas mean that you can make a whole night of it. Cajan chicken on a perfectly thin, fresh home-made base combines seasoned chicken with bacon and spring onions. Other pizzas include the Dave Walsh Special with chorizo, anchovies, spring onions and chilli oil - certainly not for the faint-hearted - and a Fiorentina option with spinach, a fried egg, garlic and black olives. All pizzas are between a reasonable £5.20 and £6.95. So relax and let the musicians and chefs do their thing. - For stage seats from Thursday to Saturday, it is advisable to book in advance.
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