A PLACE FOR ALL THAT BRUTAL, UGLY, DESPERATE AND VICIOUS ROCK'N'ROLL

“Rock ‘n Roll is the most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear””.

So spoke Frank Sinatra back in the 50’s but I’m damn certain Frank would have gotten just the kind of kick he was partial to out of a night at Ruby Lounge. Sure, the quote would be the same but this time he’d be smiling.

The Ruby Lounge is a bespoke live music venue and club space, bang in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter and a venue Manchester has always deserved. A place for all that brutal, ugly, desperate and vicious Rock’n’Roll but all delivered within the kind of joint that doesn’t expect people to live with the lowest common denominator - quite the opposite.

The Ruby Lounge is flash without being showy. Lived in without being beat up. Rock’n’Roll without being clichéd. Timeless but not tired. The Ruby Lounge nods from the 21st century to all those perfect 1950’s Lounges and to a time where live venues gave a damn about the people enjoying them. It’s a perfect hang out with a loud-as-hell PA and a venue with all the trimmings.

Expect live shows and bands most every night - big, wild, loud, thrilling, smeared & sultry live bands. Great Rock’n’Roll bands - no filler.

The Ruby Lounge also opens real late with a selection of superb club nights stretching into the evening plus we’ve one hell of a great bar that won’t break the bank.

It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) - we are really proud of this place.

cabbage / british sea power / chameleons / the courteeners / charlatans / acid mothers temple / moby / florence & the machine / frank sidebottom / grandmaster flash / 22-20S, A HAWK AND A HACKSAW, A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, A SILENT FILM, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE AND THE MELTING PARAISO UFO, ACORN, ADEM, AGNES OBEL, AGNOSTIC MOUNTAIN GOSPEL CHOIR, AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, AKALA, AKIRA THE DON, AKRON/FAMILY, AL DUVALL, ALBERTA CROSS, ALEJANDRO TOLEDO & THE MAGIC TOMBOLINOS, ALFONZ, ALICE GOLD, AMY LAVERE, ANAIS MITCHELL & THE YOUND MAN BAND, AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, ANDY CAIRNS THERAPY , ANE BRUN, ANGUS & JULIA STONE, ANNIE EVE, ANSWERING MACHINE, APPARAT, ARCANE ROOTS, ART BRUT, ARTHUR DELANEY, ATHLETE, AUTOKRATZ, AZURE RAY, BABYBIRD, BACK HANDED COMPLIMENTS, BADDIES, BAND OF SKULLS, BASKERY, BAXTER DURY, BEAR HANDS, BEAR’S DEN, BEN HOWARD, BEN KWELLER, BEN OTTEWELL, BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH, BEN’S BROTHER, BESNARD LAKES, BETH ROWLEY, BIG PINK, BIRTHDAY SUIT, BLACK ANGELS, BLACK LIGHTS, 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