A real destination venue, Velvet bar pulls in the pre and post restaurant customers as well as the after-work drinkers and hotel residents.
Our luxurious, sumptuous bar has an impressive & extensive cocktail list and a prime pitch for canal-side drinking when the sun's out.
With DJs at weekends playing an eclectic funky mix, Velvet Bar is a hub of activity on Canal Street and is a superior drinking experience from the other bars in the area, giving customers the opportunity to enjoy a unique atmosphere with truly indulgent décor and some great drinks.

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Opening times:

Sunday – Wednesday 4pm – 11.30pm
Thursday 4pm – 12.30am
Friday 4pm – 1am
Saturday 4pm – 2am (Early opening from 12-midday in the summer months)

Happy hour!

Join us for a few drinks with our Happy Hour running from 4pm – 7pm Daily.


Special occasion? - Reserve an area

You can reserve an area for your group or party.

If you are looking to celebrate with a group then ask for the raised area in the bar and pre-order some cocktails and nibbles.

Submit an enquiry by email to info@velvetmanchester.com or simply give us a call on 01612369003



Residents DJ's
Anthony Watts & Jason Harrison on alternate Saturdays
Jamie Bull (Homoelectric & City Life DJ of the year 2015) playing the last Saturday of every month


Live entertainment with our 'Sunday Sessions' see below...


Live entertainment - Schedule

There will be LIVE entertainment on at Velvet Bar on the following dates:

January 2017
Sunday 29th - Lucy Mae - From 8:30pm

February 2017
Sunday 12th - Joel (Valentines Special)
Sunday 26th - Lucy Mae

March 2017
Sunday 5th - Lucy Mae
Sunday 19th Joel

April 2017
Sunday 2nd - Lucy Mae

May 2017
Listings coming soon...

Do you need tickets?

Absolutely not!
Free entertainment is the best way to enjoy live music.

Why should people come along?

Its a brilliant way to end the weekend on a high.
In the summer we are outside in the sun by the canal yet in the winter months we are inside all cosy with candle light.
It is the perfect way to wind down and if you feel like it end with a Whitney classic or even bring out your inner Tina #ProudMary

The food is brilliant plus it's happy hour at the same time as Sunday Sessions. Even the crew partake as backing dancers and so its an amazing vibe. Everyone can come and have some fun!

Meet Joel

A young, aspiring singer who delivers chilled out hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett with the smoothest of class.

Meet Lucy Mae

Performing her vocals as a duo with Luke Phin on the Saxaphone.

Using a delicious pot of Soul & RnB, Lucy Mae & her band add in elements of Jazz, Hip Hop & even some flavours of Drum & Bass here and there!

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