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STERLING BAR, Manchester, Greater Manchester

STERLING BAR

4.8
4.8
160 Reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
STERLING is a luxurious bar located underneath the historic Stock Exchange
Hotel. You can expect live music, vintage spirits, rare wine and elegant cocktails all
served alongside bar snacks.

Please note that we only able to accept a certain amount of reservations each day as we leave a lot of tables for walk-ins, so please do not be put off visiting us if you are unable to reserve.

We have a 15 minute grace period for each booking.

We are a seated venue only and all reservations are guaranteed 2 hours at the table.

We are an over 18's only venue and do not accept cash.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 17:00–00:30 Sat 14:00–00:30
  • Phone number
    0161 359 6211
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Hot spot

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for live music

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Romantic

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Lively

  • Manchester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Manchester

    Hot spot

  • Manchester

    Great for live music

  • Manchester

    Romantic

  • Manchester

    Lively

160 Reviews
  1. TonyK

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We did not eat food so could not comment We complained about the live music. Great musician but impossible to hear ourselves speak. We stayed for one drink and left. The problem with the venue is that it is too small for a live musician and the ceiling is low which makes it very difficult from a sound perspective. I LOVE live music and he was talented. The manager showed no concern and clearly disagreed with our comments. Drinks great and staff were lovely. Will not return when there’s live music. It’s a shame

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar great food and great cocktails, superb service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous atmosphere, live music and fantastic cocktail choice. Service was 1st class x

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant place, only went for drinks so can’t comment on food. Live piano player was epic and really made the ambience exceptional. The service team are brilliant and the layout and decor is top top notch!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue the drinks are amazing can’t wait to return

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  6. garlambe

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big fan of Schofield’s but Sterling is as good if not better, really loved it!!

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  7. SandraP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic bar , great food and hospitality Will definitely be back

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  8. CMP13

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful hidden gem, with inventive cocktails and great service. Found a new favourite!

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  9. Sammymanc

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Stirling bar looks amazing, the bar is actually inside a safe which is cool, and live music. This is not disabled friendly as I asked. It has three shallow steps to get in to the building & then a lift to the downstairs vault bar. The cocktails were not nice and at 13.00 quid a pop, which is I wouldn’t mind had the drinks were tasty and well mixed. 3 cocktails were ordered & no one liked their cocktails as it tasted like as much booze as possible in the cocktail, with a bit of fruitiness thrown in. The member of bar/ table service offered me a replacement which still not good. I thought the cocktails here sounded good …. But was heavily disappointed. The bar staff were lovely and table service was great.

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  10. DaveV

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with fabulous cocktails, staff and live music

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FAQs

STERLING BAR is rated 4.8 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for STERLING BAR

4 Norfolk St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 1DW

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 17:00–00:30 Sat 14:00–00:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Late Night, Wine
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