The Deaf Institute is an independent fun loving bar & venue, spread across 3 floors, with 3 bars, a kitchen & a roof terrace.
Housed in a historic Manchester building originally built in 1878 as The Deaf Institute, the building was derelict when we first got our hands on it 6 years ago, and we have refurbished it back to something we hope approaches its original glory. Located just off the bustling Oxford Road, we are based in the heart of the Manchester Metropolitan University Campus.
In the main bar we have big sharing tables & leather booths, expect fresh & tasty food, a sweetie shop inspired cocktail list, frozen cocktails, local ales & craft beers served up to a rock ’n roll sound track.
The music hall on the first floor hosts live gigs, comedy & club nights in a ballroom under a massive mirror ball, with velvet curtains, a domed ceiling, tiered seating and parrots on the wall. We have been lucky enough to see a solid procession of world class talent on our humble little stage over the years, with some of todays biggest names in music gracing our stage in the early stages of their career.
The basement bar is a dandyish den perfect for parties, schmoozing or down & dirty club nights.