Temple of Convenience
The Temple of Convenience is part of Manchester’s drinking culture. It has a reputation much bigger than the bar itself which is tiny – be prepared to get up close and personal with the other patrons because that’s just how it is.
This legendary landmark bar is situated in a former public toilet just off Oxford Road. In its defence, it obviously used to be quite a nice public toilet, but still.
Considering its small proportions, there is actually quite a wide range of beers: a few on tap and loads of bottled European ones.
The Temple of Convenience is the sort of place that doesn’t really change with the fashions. It just carries on doing its own thing. This, its jukebox and its underground location and vibe make it one of the coolest bars in Manchester.
It’s a sister bar to Big Hands further down Oxford Road and it’s a bit of a celeb hangout. Not glitzy footballers, more like rock stars and indie wastrels. It has bags of scuzzy charm and we wouldn’t want it any other way.