Soup Kitchen

56th in Nightlife
4th in Manchester

Review Breakdown

Venue
Location
Value for Money
Party Vibe
Student Friendliness
Music & Entertainment

Reviews

Anonymous

Amazing vibe, brilliant music & decently priced drinks! Always have good events on, easily one of the best clubs in manc!

Anonymous

great venue for live events, went to see Sam Gellaitry and the venue was roomy, the bouncers were all great and friendly and overrall felt like a safe and fun environment

Anonymous

Best venue in Manchester. Always a really great atmosphere, always have a great variation of events and attracts some of the best djs to manc.

Anonymous

My favourite venue in the whole of the UK. The only place I know that can do everything - weekly club nights, gigs and hosting well known DJs - but does each exceptionally. The reputation of Soup is so great that internationally respected DJs will often do 4-5 hour sets there despite a far lower capacity than bigger venues like Hidden/Warehouse Project, and for sometimes half the ticket price. This is because the crowd at Soup care exclusively about the music - they are attentive and engaging and respectful. The venue itself - essentially an undecorated basement with a colossal sound system - is just about the music. The organisers have their ears to the ground on the up and coming music in all genres, and the live music bookings are diverse and usually of very high quality. The drink and ticket prices are student friendly, the bouncers are considerate, the smoking area is still the street outside the entrance - no cordon or cage. Only a 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens. Nice mixed student/older NQ crowd. Upstairs bar open all day and does delicious wholesome food. The toilets aren’t great but you’re usually having too good a time to care. 10/10. I luv Soup.

Anonymous

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, chilled bar upstairs or more of a club downstairs. Definately a student/indie/hippy vibe. Good choice of alcohol.

Anonymous

Does the best indie/alternative night that Manchester has to offer! Cheap, amazing drinks and a great chill atmosphere that very few other clubs achieve.

Anonymous

Love the atmosphere. My favourite club in Manchester as I always enjoy the music. Feel like the toilets aren’t very nice, could be improved. Drinks prices are quite expensive but typical of a night out in Manchester.

Anonymous

Great atmosphere, very students, a little bit pricey however great atmosphere and lighting and they do and put on so many different events and themed music nights!

Anonymous

A small intimate inderground venue, good vibes and friendly people, really good sound system with amazing lights - toilets are fairly big for the size of the venue . However there is no smoking area which is quite annoying its outside on the main road

Anonymous

A very small but cute little club that doesn’t feel too cramped because of the high ceilings. Toilets are a bit grim and there’s only one bar but it all adds to the experience.

Anonymous

While being on the more expensive side, Soup Kitchen was the first place that taught me about Manchester nightlife. So many of the cafes up here turn into social bars by evening, and live music venues or music event spaces by night. I love how diverse Manchester nightlife is, and Soup Kitchen’s true to its name style food, friendly staff and crowd, and hidden room downstairs featuring some of the best music events I’ve been to, are some of the best nights I’ve had in Mancunia.

Anonymous

Soup kitchen Is always a great night out, in particularly for students. They get a lot of good DJs playing with events on several days a week and the drinks and tickets are usually well priced. Quite a grungy underground vibe and a bit different to a lot of places. The bar upstairs is also good in the daytime for drinks and food, and a bit more chilled. I have been here several times over my university life, and it is always a good shout if you can’t decide where to go, in particular if you’re a student.

Anonymous

Great DJs, fab vibe, maybe some more drink selections? Good location, surrounded by some real unique bars in Northern quarter. The bar itself has a really nice student feel to it, long tables etc.

Anonymous

I've not yet been to the kitchen and ordered food but I definitely will in the future. The gig downstairs however is awesome, intimate and the sound quality was really good. The drinks are reasonably priced, but the toilets however are really dirty and could do with a good clean. Other than that I'd definitely recommend this place!

Anonymous

Soup Kitchen a definitely my favourite Manchester venues. With the basement hosting some of the most up and coming house and techno DJs, this is the place to choose if you’re into a smokey, authentic grungy type of venue. The staff are friendly and the bouncers are the most reasonable and approachable I’ve ever come accross. Fab venue!!

Anonymous

A very friendly, intimate club. It sometimes takes a bit long to queue for drinks. In an excellent location, with a good selection of music. I like that often I find up and coming artists/djs there. Particularly good funk night in december. Reasonably priced tickets. Bouncers very nice and not rude