The bar and nightclub has been a landmark in Manchester’s music scene since opening in 1993. It hosted the electronic duo Chemical Brothers’ first residency in the city, alongside other big names in house and techno through the years. Today, it remains a popular spot for students and young adults alike who come to the venue to watch sports, enjoy American street food and a range of craft beers or other drinks, or dance the night away.
Nestled close to the universities on Oxford Road and other reputable venues, Joshua Brooks is situated just on the periphery of the busy city centre. The venue is spread across two floors, with the bar upstairs and dance floors below. It features exposed brickwork, proposing a warehouse feel, alongside state-of-the-art equipment for hosting club nights, gigs and screening sports events.
Truly a Manc’s spot, the Manchester Evening News awarded Joshua Brooks the winner of ‘Best Small Venue’ twice, along with three nominations for ‘Best Small Club’ by DJ Mag. It continues to host some of the best acts in house and techno, with a new Void Airmotion V2 system installed to show its dedication to the world of electronica. So whether you’re looking for tasty grub and to watch a football match or to sip cocktails before top techno DJs, Joshua Brooks promises to deliver.