Norwegian Blue

Norwegian Blue in The Printworks offers a little bit of everything day and night.

By day, it plays chill-out tunes and also accommodates the sports-mad with live Sky Sports on 15 screens. By night, it’s pure partying with a mixture of music to suit all tastes. So if you’re on a hen or stag weekend in Manchester and people are torn as to what type of venue to go to, then Norwegian Blue may be up your street.


Venue: eating and drinking, drinking and dancing, sports coverage

Crowd: an eclectic mix from students to the older generation

Music: cheese, chart music and r’n’b

Prices: affordable, with lots of deals to be had on drinks and food

Location: The Printworks – from the Tiger Tiger entrance, head just past the cash machine and it’s on the right-hand corner

Opening times

Mon – Thurs: 11.30am to 2am

Fri: 11.30am to 3am

Sat: 11.30am to 3am

Sun: 11am to 2am


This bar plays up to its party atmosphere with good prices on drinks, guaranteed to get you dancing. It also offers alcoholic milkshakes – definitely worth a try!

Cocktails – 2 for £7.95

Cocktail pitchers – £10.50

Alcoholic milkshake – £3.95


Think cheap and cheerful pub or bar grub, with sandwiches, wraps, pie and chips and chilli con carne on rice.

Prices include:

2 for £9 on selected meals

Sandwiches, paninis and wraps ranging from £4.00 to £5.00

Sports coverage

This place was made for stag! Norwegian Blue promises to show every Man Utd and Man City match there is and there’s also some pretty extensive coverage  of other sports every day. If you want up-to-the-minute info on what sports they’ll be showing on your stag weekend in Manchester.