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Venue Guide: Night & Day Cafe, Manchester

Here's what you need to know about the Manchester venue...

Based in the Northern Quarter area of Manchester city centre, the Night & Day Cafe has been bringing live music to Mancunians for over 25 years. Here’s what we think you need to know about one of the city’s favourite music venues. 

Address: 26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN 

Phone Number: 0161 236 1822

Brief History
Since opening in 1991, the gig venue which was once a chip shop has become a beacon of the Manchester music scene. It’s the local haunt of British music royalty such as Guy Garvey, Liam Fray and Johnny Marr, has hosted thousands of bands over the years and gives young Mancunians a place to catch the next big thing in their city, as well as offering local bands a place to gig and develop their craft.  

How many people does it hold? 250

Who has played there?
An eclectic mix! Frank Turner, The Courteeners, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Paulo Nutini, The Black Keys, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and literally thousands of more artists have graced Night & Day’s stage over the years.  

Have there been any ‘I was there’ moments?
Too many to mention! How about Johnny Marr performing with his son Nile’s band Man Made at the venue’s end of year event in 2016. Watch “Bigmouth Strikes Again” below: 

How do I get there?
Piccadilly train station is less than a ten-minute walk away. The venue is served by various town centre busses and the nearest Metrolink stop to the venue is Piccadilly Gardens. See the map below. 

Where should I eat?
Inside! It’s a cafe after all. They serve breakfast, wraps, burgers, nachos, sandwiches and loads more daily at super reasonable prices. Check out the menu below:

Where can you carry on the party?
Night & Day hosts regular club nights (we’ve heard great things about Antics). Alternatively, as you’ll be in the city centre it isn’t too difficult to find a bar or pub with a late license.  

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