Looks like the Northern Quarter has a brand new venue opening for us in late October 2018.
Situated in the heart of the Northern Quarter on Oldham Street, the aptly named 33 Oldham Street is a brand new venture led by Andy Smith, one of the founders of the award-winning Kendal Calling, Off the Record and Bluedot festivals.
He is launching the new venue alongside partner Jason McGuire of Manchester Coffee, who is often spotted manning the coffee machine at the infamous, nomadic Tim Peaks Cafe.
The multi-story design of 33 Oldham Street will house three stunningly designed floors to explore. The ethos of the space centres entered around a love of music, and with a focus on a careful curation of relaxed mornings and lazy afternoons, transitioning through to evening drinks and dining.
The space will include a coffee shop, a workspace (perfect for Manchester creative scene and freelancers), lounge, screening room and roof terraces, all designed to be as suited for daytime sandwiches as it is for Saturday-night cocktails.
Walking through the double doors from Oldham Street, customers will be first greeted by the ground floor space, a light and airy room acting as coffee shop by day serving award winning coffee and snacks.
Inspired by Japan’s famed omakase joints, the first floor listening room pays homage to the intimate jazz cafés and vinyl bars found in Tokyo since the 1950s. The stylish but comfortable lounge is a workspace by day and chic bar by night, seeing an impressive sound system based around the MB2SE speakers taking centre stage – one of the best transducers ever made to convey emotion through music.
Designed by Grammy-award winning record producer Steve Levine, whose credits include, Culture Club, The Beach Boys, and Motörhead, the room is as acoustically perfect as a state of the art recording studio.
It will be used to provide the best possible experience for the curated musical programme that includes weekly ‘selector’ sessions showcasing the exploratory side of a DJ’s record collection, album listening parties, artist takeovers, radio broadcasts and ‘in conversation’ Q&As’.
With newly restored impressive arch window overlooking Oldham Street, the second floor is home to a comfortable, stylish creative space and lounge, echoing that of a members club, without the membership fee.
Providing a club vibe, table service across all floors will be available via the use of a downloadable phone app, enabling customers to both order and pay for food and drink service at their tables.
The fourth floor will arrive 2019 and will be the largest roof terrace in the Northern Quarter, and a sun trap all year round.
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