Dulcimer, in the heart of Chorlton, provides an extensively chosen selection of beers, wines & spirits as well as an exciting vibrant atmosphere set to a soundtrack of fine folk music.
Opened by Lee Janda in October 2007, a long-time collector of rare Acid Folk LP’s & 45’s, pre-war American & British Folk/Blues, Spanish & South American Folk and a member of B-music/Finders Keepers with Andy Votel, Dom Thomas and Rick Tomlinson, there’s no worries about the music ever changing in Dulcimer come rain or shine.
A huge strength to Dulcimer is Manchester’s community of music lover’s, musicians and artists who provide entertainment on a weekly basis. Fine Ales and Finer Folk!
Dulcimer also offer regular gigs, as well as the excellent DJ Nights (‘Hot Rats’ psychedelic nights on Friday’s & ‘B-Music’ with Lee Janda, Andy Votel and Dom Thomas on Saturdays). Lookout for loads of old Folk legends playing here on Thursday’s including Dando Shaft, Tudor Lodge, Meic Stevens, Heather Jones, Magic Carpet, Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band), Spirogyra and regular new monthly live nights, ‘Up At The Red Bricks’, with Alfie’s Lee Gorton.
Coopers Chorlton is a brand new venue. With live music and DJ’s every weekend they also show all sporting events including GAA.
St Clement’s Church is a lively Parish Church in the south Manchester suburb of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. It sits within the liberal catholic/broad church tradition of the Church of England.
It is a popular venue for weekend family and children parties and has hosted events such as Chorlton Arts Festival and Chorlton Beer Festival.
A short hop from the tram, Oddest is a beautifully decorated haven with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a superb heated terrace, which in the summer months is the only all-day suntrap terrace in Chorlton. Quizimodo bring their weird and wonderful pub quiz to Oddest on Wednesdays. The ever popular Vinyl Appreciation Night (every 1st & 3rd Thursday) invites you to bring your own vinyl and play your favourite tunes to an appreciative audience, while resident DJs keep the party going till 1.30am on Fridays and Saturdays; expect an eclectic mix of genres from some of Manchester’s best DJs.
The unusual name is that of a former rector of Chorlton’s St Clements Church but the ecclesiastical link ends there. Internally, the walls are decorated with photos and prints of some of Manchester’s hip musicians, from the Smiths to local favourite Badly Drawn Boy.
A major focus of the bar is live music which features every Thursday and Friday. Other weekend nights can feature DJs. Live sport is also shown on the large projector screen.
A good range of food is served with the emphasis on pizzas, chicken wings, ribs & burgers.