The Castle Hotel
One of the Northern Quarter’s most beloved pubs, The Castle Hotel may be small but it’s always packed with an eclectic crowd. Its links with the city’s music scene were cemented in 1979, when John Peel interviewed Ian Curtis inside the pub. Since reopening its doors in 2010, it’s become one of Manchester’s best small venues, frequently packing out the back room for live music, literary events and local festivals. The restorations made to the building have restored original features and preserved the 200 year history of the pub, keeping long-time patrons just as interested as the younger crowd that it now draws in.