About us

Our Story

After opening on 25th May 2012, Tib Street Tavern remains as one of the independent bars in Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter. When starting out, the aim was to locate a small but perfectly formed venue that could be restored to a high standard whilst offering a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

We offer the very best selection of beers, spirits and food, as well as showing all the top sporting events on our many HD screens. We can also host bespoke private functions so please get in touch.


Tib Street

Having started life as a pathway near the ‘River Tib’, what became known as Tib Street went on to form part of the large Smithfield market area of Manchester. Over the years it has been home to a diverse range of industry from textile companies to the adult shops but it is most famous for the pet shops, a result of what was a large trade in birds and livestock when the market was around. You will see our ‘nod’ to the pets and livestock around Tib Street Tavern but thankfully we have no stuffed animals on display!

We have a number of photos on display at Tib Street Tavern, one of which is a typical Saturday scene on Tib Street some time in 1959 and as much as the fashion and cars have moved on, you can still recognise some of the iconic buildings.

The building that is now home to Tib Street Tavern was once occupied by Westwell & Co, who were textile and shipping merchants in the 1950’s, with Blakes Medical Stores on one side and Yate’s on the other. In recent years the area has undergone a huge amount of regeneration by Manchester City Council and there are now a number of listed buildings on the Street to protect and maintain some of the charm.

We think if Tib Street could talk, it would tell some fascinating stories….

The diversity of business still remains today on Tib Street, with our neighbours ranging from PR companies, to fashion retail and barbers, just to name a few. We feel honoured to be a part of this great community and grateful to all our customers, new and old, who have supported us for well over ten years.