Manchester’s closing Roadhouse venue to become a restaurant

The venue opened in 1993 and played host to early gigs by Coldplay, Muse and The White Stripes

Manchester venue The Roadhouse is set to be turned into a restaurant after it closes in the summer.

Last week, it was confirmed that the 200-capacity venue, located on the city’s Newton Street, will close on June 1 after what the owners promise will be a series of “memorable send-off gigs and club nights”. Now, it’s being reported that the venue will become the new home of Aumbry restaurant.

The Aumbry, which is run by Great British Menu TV chef Mary-Ellen McTague, was previously located in Prestwich before closing in January. It will now renovate the Roadhouse building, although the date of its re-opening has not yet been announced.


The Roadhouse opened in 1993 and played host to early gigs by bands including Coldplay, Muse and The White Stripes. Elbow played their first ever gig at the venue, having previously worked behind the bar.

The final gig at The Roadhouse takes place on May 31.

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