This state-of-the-art entertainment complex is housed in what was formerly the largest printing facility in Europe. Located in Manchester city centre, the Printworks is a huge Gotham City-type structure that is home to a number of bars, restaurants, clubs, and a multiplex cinema with an IMAX screen.
The Odeon cinema is one of the main draws at the Printworks. It boasts 23 screens, including a giant IMAX screen and the Gallery, an exclusive licensed cinema with separate bar.
Restaurants & Bars
There’s a good selection of restaurants at the Printworks. Places to eat include:
- Café Rouge – 2-floor Parisian style brasserie
- Chiquito – Mexican restaurant and bar
- Hard Rock Cafe – The UK’s largest Hard Rock Cafe, for details of live music and offers check out their Facebook page
- Henry J Beans – American style bar and grill, classic American menu (nachos, wedges, wraps, hot dogs, burgers, steaks etc), DJ’s, kids eat free weekday daytimes
- Lloyds No 1 – JD Wetherspoon’s bar, DJ every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, all-day food menu (British pub classics, European) and breakfasts, good choice of beer and wines and reasonable prices, visit the Facebook page for discounts and what’s on
- Nando’s – specialises in spicy, flame-grilled, peri-peri chicken, also offers burgers, pittas and wraps
- Norwegian Blue – busy bar with 2 floors, Sky Sports on 15 screens, view their Facebook page for drinks offers, events, and photos
- Old Orleans – restaurant and bar inspired by the Deep South (ribs, chicken wings, burgers, fajitas, steak, lobster etc.), huge selection of cocktails
- Papa G’s – family-run Greek/Mediterranean restaurant, specialities include Kleftiko (Greek lamb shank), Mary’s Spare Ribs, and pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, also offers a children’s menu and library
- Wagamama – Pan-Asian food served canteen-style, no reservations
- Wasabi – sushi and noodle bar, offers food off the belt or a la carte, set menus, takeaway sushi platters
- Waxy O’Connor’s – unique venue with 3 bars and numerous nooks and crannies, spread over 4 levels and linked together by a network of stairways, passages and a 250 year-old beech tree, for information about live music, sports events, and drinks offers visit the Facebook page
- Yum Yum Buffet Restaurant – set price buffets, more expensive at the weekends and in the evening
Entourage opened in 2009 in the space formerly occupied by Paparazzi. The 2-level nightclub features a dance floor on the ground floor and booths and private booths and tables on the first floor. It offers student nights during the week and house and RnB at the weekends.
Tiger Tiger is a massive 4-floor venue with 6 bars, a restaurant, and club. For details of what’s on, event photographs, and details of discounts on food check out their Facebook page.
The Printworks is open 7 days a week, but each business based here has its own opening times. For details visit the official Printworks website.
Location & Directions
The Printworks is situated on Withy Grove at the northern end of Manchester city centre.
Drivers with satellite navigation systems can use the postcode M4 2BS to find the Printworks.
There are several NCP car parks nearby. The closest is the Manchester Transport Interchange – Shudehill (multi-storey, 777 spaces). Another is the High Street – Arndale (multi-storey, 1383 spaces). For details of parking charges and further information, go to the NCP website and search for car parks using the postcode M4 2BS.
Train & Metrolink
Victoria train station is just 100 yards from the entrance to the Printworks. Visitors arriving at Piccadilly station can walk there in about 10 minutes or catch the Metrolink tram to the Shudehill Interchange.
The Shudehill Interchange is right next to the Printworks.