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As 2023 gets into full swing…The  crew return for their Thursday instalmment. This time the local favourites bring along...
12/01/2023

As 2023 gets into full swing…

The crew return for their Thursday instalmment. This time the local favourites bring along About Face to provide a night of tunes, definitely worthy of starting your weekend early. Did we mention that hot, steaming bowls of yummy ramen will be available until 9pm too- say no more, get yourself down.

Opening up the basement with an absolute scorcher, present a night of deconstructed club and experimental sounds. Making her Manchester debut, tops the bills in impressive fashion alongside Rainy City head honcho and the much loved . It’s set to be a busy one so come for a spin if you know what’s good for you.

Upstairs, and go b2b providing you with sensational selections. Expect your fill of Dancehall, Dance Mania and budget heaters to get your Friday started.

On Saturday, the sleaziest, sexiest and hottest party of the year lands in Soup with , , and for Deep Gay. Categories are Deep, Gay, House & Party. The vibes are always unmatched for this one so get your dancing shoes on and prepare to get sweaty.

On bar duties, .sket is back with full force. Expect the weird, the wonderful and everything in-between as he warms up your Saturday night on the 1’s and 2’s.

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We are looking forward to welcoming  to SOUP in February. They will be joined by  and  . 16/02/23 // 8PM - 11PM TICKETS ...
09/01/2023

We are looking forward to welcoming to SOUP in February. They will be joined by and .

16/02/23 // 8PM - 11PM TICKETS ON DICE & RA (link in bio)

Donna Candy is a Marseille (FR) based band. They lay out a heavy sound, trawled from the bizarre and sonic sub-genres of experimental rock. Heavy bass riffs, switch-pitched fuzz vocals and frenetic drums melt as unsettling narratives and extreme loops emerge. The band’s live act takes the audience to multi-layered, emotional yet physically densified sonic states.

Donna Candy’s first album ‘Blooming’ will be released this Spring. Based between Marseille and Brussels, this tour will be the first time Donna Candy play in the UK.

Kicking off the new year, it’s Bar Bar Bar baby… begin proceedings this evening, inviting the formidable  to celebrate t...
05/01/2023

Kicking off the new year, it’s Bar Bar Bar baby…

begin proceedings this evening, inviting the formidable to celebrate the return of .ramenclub alongside regulars Nasturtium and Plan T. So sit back, with tantanmen in hand, and soak in the vibes curtesy of the crew.

On Friday, and dust off their wax for a night of deep groovers and soulful soothers. The perfect way to ease yourself into the weekend, come through for an alcohol free beer or two.

Finally, local legends .everett and round things off with an eclectic b2b. Expect chuggy, percussive soundscapes amongst other scintillating selections.

🧩 Soup NYE Bar 🧩It’s a family affair…Welcoming 2023 with open arms, the  crew land upstairs to bring your usual fix of A...
30/12/2022

🧩 Soup NYE Bar 🧩

It’s a family affair…

Welcoming 2023 with open arms, the crew land upstairs to bring your usual fix of Afrobeat, UK Funky, Latin and Amapiano. From 7pm til late with , and .

Tickets for NYE are now sold out online, but you’re in luck a the bar will be operating for free.

Kickstarting December  throws the last Heathens party of the year with Mancunian lynchpin  . Chunky's pervasive personal...
02/12/2022

Kickstarting December

throws the last Heathens party of the year with Mancunian lynchpin . Chunky's pervasive personality in the UK dance music scene has been inescapable for over a decade - on the mic, behind the decks and in the studio. The pair go toe-to-toe for 6 hours in the Soup basement with an exposé of tunes that'll give you an ugly mug! Up in the bar, keeps things deep and groovy, with enough hot wax to last the night.

return for their iconic bi-monthly q***r party. Not only will the residents be turning it out in usual fashion, In recognition of World AIDS Day, they will be raising money for the George House Trust from ticket sales. So come down and party for a great cause. Upstairs, and .theodossiadis take over, ready to put the final touches to your Saturday night.

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01/12/2022

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 team up with Manchester's  for their debut in the Rainy city on December 9th. Expect a showcase of the best North-West ...
25/11/2022

team up with Manchester's for their debut in the Rainy city on December 9th. Expect a showcase of the best North-West ESEA underground talent.

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 team up with Manchester's  for their debut in the Rainy city on December 9th. Expect a showcase of the best North-West ...
25/11/2022

team up with Manchester's for their debut in the Rainy city on December 9th. Expect a showcase of the best North-West ESEA underground talent.

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In the world of LiveWEDNESDAY  presents  . Fresh off the release of their new album ‘PostHuman’, the duo blends 1970s Ge...
23/11/2022

In the world of Live

WEDNESDAY

presents . Fresh off the release of their new album ‘PostHuman’, the duo blends 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals, New York no wave electronic synths and guitar analogue DIY-ness for a truly unique performance.

THURSDAY

are an event series that combine live performances of art, poetry, and sound. Showcasing their line-up of Humint, Will Harris, Hannah Sullivan, Noah Richmond & Ruben Sheridan, it’s set to be a scorcher of improvised performance and post-punk-wave.

SATURDAY

and SOUP join forces to present Nueen, + (DJ) + . For an evening of luminescent, warm and emotive sounds look no further. Tickets still available on RA.

Back once again…Getting things starting this evening, London-based band  land in our basement for a night of experimenta...
17/11/2022

Back once again…

Getting things starting this evening, London-based band land in our basement for a night of experimental indie with support from the steadfast , and . Fair warning, tickets are almost sold out for this one with only a few left on RA.

Soundtracking upstairs, are here for the second instalment of their monthly residency with eclectic sounds from , , , MC LOVE, MBB and all night.

On Friday, the bimontlhy Deep Gay makes it’s return with more sexiness and sleaziness than ever before. On DJ duties it’s , and at your service, ready to get the sound sytem booming and your bodies moving. Up in the bar, local legend will be enticing punters with leftfield selections.

On Saturday, The super hip Leeds based 9 piece Future Soul Jazz band make their debut performance in the rainy city at the long running club night hosted by Manc DJ legend & Robasca. Expect a heavy mix of Jazz, Latin, African, Disco, House Music & Broken Beat at the after party that goes on until 4am. Upstairs, and will be cooking up a storm with their usual mix bag of killer tunes.

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Next Thursday at SOUP ⚘ SOUP presents:bar italia, mark william lewis, Izambard and Abena (dj).Doors: 8pmLast tickets ava...
11/11/2022

Next Thursday at SOUP ⚘

SOUP presents:
bar italia, mark william lewis, Izambard and Abena (dj).

Doors: 8pm

Last tickets available on DICE & RA!

Next Thursday at SOUP ⚘ bar italia, mark william lewis, Izambard and Abena (dj).Last tickets available on DICE & RA! Doo...
11/11/2022

Next Thursday at SOUP ⚘

bar italia, mark william lewis, Izambard and Abena (dj).

Last tickets available on DICE & RA!

Doors 8pm

We are very excited to welcome bar italia, mark william lewis, Izambard and Abena to Soup next Thursday.17/11/22 - Ticke...
09/11/2022

We are very excited to welcome bar italia, mark william lewis, Izambard and Abena to Soup next Thursday.

17/11/22 - Tickets available on DICE & RA

bar italia is a London-based band.

Mark William Lewis is a songwriter and producer from London.

Izambard is an internal outsider with an assertive futuristic vision of primal practices used to supersede the limits of reality and fantasy.

Abena (DJ)

https://link.dice.fm/V8b90aff7a34
https://ra.co/events/1559288

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04/11/2022

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As November lands… start their Thursday residency in style with the formidable  . Expect Ama, gqom, funky, afrohouse and...
03/11/2022

As November lands…

start their Thursday residency in style with the formidable . Expect Ama, gqom, funky, afrohouse and everything in between. Some might say call it the perfect soundtrack to go with your sausage butty.

Setting the basement alight on Friday, returns for a night of deep shakers with as his esteemed guest. As an eclectic digger and tastemaker, Aroop has recorded guest mixes for the likes of Gilles Peterson, Freerange Records, CO-OP, Jazz FM and BBC 6 Music's Craig Charles Funk & Soul show. With records at the ready, you'll be in for a treat with these two.

Up in the bar, and return to dust off their wax. Armed with soulful gems and enough house and disco to boot the Soup down, it’ll definitely get your Friday moving.

Celebrating their 10th year in exuberant fashion, Parisian stalwart brings through the Antinote all stars team, and .k.aka45acp , for an all-nighter! Spanning the crankiest shades of House, Boogie, Dub and Dancehall, the walls will be made to sweat. For fans of anything rough-but-funky, blown out basslines and groove for miles- this one’s for you.

Setting the tone upstairs, and join forces for a selection of chuggy, industrial and experimental sounds.

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🪩18.11.22SOUP's sleazy bi-monthly q***r club night Deep Gay returns again for the ball of your life with   and  Categori...
02/11/2022

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18.11.22

SOUP's sleazy bi-monthly q***r club night Deep Gay returns again for the ball of your life with and

Categories are Deep, Gay, House & Party.

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With Thursdays being the new Fridays,  and  are here to present the city's finest student selectors. They kick off with ...
27/10/2022

With Thursdays being the new Fridays, and are here to present the city's finest student selectors. They kick off with some soul and funk, before finishing off with some high-energy electro. Tickets are set to sell out for this one so get them whilst they’re hot.

Up in the bar, the DJs start their residency with and on the 1’s and 2’s. In their own words, the purpose will be to shell pure Thursday vibes.

birthday bash is upon us - bringing you the very best in cutting edge Latin American club music. The Celebratory line-up is comprised of heavyweight champs .duran - a purveyor of all things rhythmic and ghostly. - forever twisting the energies of grime, noise & rap. Grosso - the “secret” Baile Funk alias of one of Manchester's most cherished MCs & DJs. - the First Lady of Club Romantico and the head honcho himself, .

Taking care of vibes upstairs, the steadfast crew and are back to tempt your senses with the latest and best wax on offer.

Finally on Saturday, DIY label and bossman is back with another curation of Manny’s finest experimental and desconstucted DJs. With him he brings for a selection of broken rhythms, post-punk noise and other intriguing musical trinkets.

Just a floor above, we have ready to draw your weekend to a close with the perfect soundtrack to keep you going.

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27/10/2022

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Friday the 4th of November marks one of the most epic collaborations of the year! Levi Love will be taking on the decks alongside the maestro that is Aroop Roy at SOUP

Tickets are £5 https://ra.co/events/1604803

“For his next showcase in the basement, Levi Love returns for a night of groovy rhythms bringing along Vive La Musique Label head Aroop as his esteemed guest. Much like his productions, Aroop’s sets are known to be full of personality and style, earning him a growing reputation as a uniquely gifted DJ. In 2022, he closed We Out Here Festival with Mr Scruff who described Aroop as a 'ridiculously skilled selector, musically able to move in any direction with ease'. As an eclectic digger and tastemaker, he has recorded guest mixes for the likes of Gilles Peterson, Freerange Records, CO-OP, Jazz FM and BBC 6 Music's Craig Charles Funk & Soul show. With records at the ready, you'll be in for a treat with these two.”

Make sure you are there on the night at Soup, it’s going to be an epic night!

Remember, remember the 5th of November! 💥 Celebrating their 10th year in business, Parisian stalwart Zaltan brings throu...
24/10/2022

Remember, remember the 5th of November! 💥

Celebrating their 10th year in business, Parisian stalwart Zaltan brings through the Antinote all stars team, Iueke and D.K, for an all-nighter! Spanning the crankiest shades of House, Boogie, Dub and Dancehall with releases from the likes of seminal Belgian chuggers Front De Cadeaux and lord of the outsider downtempo Tolouse Low Trax, Antinote have been churning out club oddities for a whole decade. For fans of anything rough-but-funky, blown out basslines and groove for miles.


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👹29.10.22 presents:ROSA + DJ LYSTERDIY label and YOUTH bossman Lyster is back with another curation of Manny’s finest ex...
20/10/2022

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29.10.22

presents:

ROSA + DJ LYSTER

DIY label and YOUTH bossman Lyster is back with another curation of Manny’s finest experimental and desconstucted DJs. With him he brings from All Hands on Deck for a selection of broken rhythms, post-punk noise and other intriguing musical trinkets. Come through, shake a leg and allow yourself to be taken on a mind altering journey through the deepest darkest corners of electronic music.

£5 tickets on RA

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Kicking Thursday off we have .poirier . Poirier’s music largely draws on his ever-expanding archive of self-recorded loo...
19/10/2022

Kicking Thursday off we have .poirier . Poirier’s music largely draws on his ever-expanding archive of self-recorded loops. The result is an organic, fluid, free-flowing pulse that is simultaneously nostalgic yet mysterious. Supporting him, fuses neoclassical choral alchemy with guttural hedonistic noise. On DJ duties it’s . Together they curate the perfect blend of ambient and experimental sounds.

Setting the tone upstairs, are back with their all-star residents , , Charlie B EJ, .bx , Izzy Iz and for an eclectic night brought to you by Manchester’s best rhythm shakers.

On Friday, offer up their next instalment of high energy riddims. They invite South East London vocalist and DJ , who combines both in formidable fashion, much akin to the full bodied sound of 90s rave. Alongside her, mama and Shifting Spheres resident compliment the vibes with bass, breaks and UK Garage.

Up in the bar, from returns with a selection of experimental trap, grime and hip-hop sounds to keep the momentum going.

Taking care of Saturday’s proceedings, Soup X showcase a hypnotic hybrid like no other. Hosted by Donna & Gaëlle aka 𝖉&𝖌 the evening will be punctuated by chats, live performances, DJs and friends. For the live element , , Tim Fraser and get the day day started before moving into the club bill with , , .restaurant , and .

Keeping the energy moving, returns to the bar for a fun no fuss set. Last time he played a solid hour of rnb classics, so you’re in good hands.

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As the weekend draws in…On Friday, trusted selector  is back under his project “Slowpo Soundsystem” - An amassing force ...
28/09/2022

As the weekend draws in…

On Friday, trusted selector is back under his project “Slowpo Soundsystem” - An amassing force of Dancehall, Rap, UK funky and Future Beats. Joining him, , & are the key reinforcements, with ._ holding it down on mic duties.

Upstairs, DJ Lyster will be steering the vibes with his experimental and murky selections. Industrial, noise, post-punk and abstract dub-frequencies, you know the drill! Sharing the spot with him, will be bringing a sense of calm with her chuggy and percussive soundscapes.

Leading the way on Saturday, regular party favourites are back with the wonderful selector of Belfast's finest record shop Sound Advice and q***r party Ponyhawke. They’ve had this one in the pipeline for a while, so we’re chuffed to see it happening in our basement.

Up in the bar, Anna Gray embodies everything eclectic for their 8 hour takeover. So grab a beer and wind your weekend in with this one.

Dubuntu is for me and it’s for you. To be enjoyed together as a greater whole. Come for spectacular music and an even be...
27/09/2022

Dubuntu is for me and it’s for you. To be enjoyed together as a greater whole. Come for spectacular music and an even better times spent dancing as one.

Inspired by the African proverb ‘Ubuntu’ meaning humanity to others, often described as reminding us that 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. We bring the spirit of Ubuntu and low end frequencies of dub music to the dance floors for all Xexa African/Portuguese multidisciplinary artist based between Lisbon - London tying her output around the concepts of Afrofuturism.

Join Xexa, DJ Doraemon and DJ Gardener + JT on the 8th of October for a night of percussive rhythms and wall shaking dub basses, embracing everything that is Dubuntu.

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On the cards this weekend…Heathens is back for its 5th instalment, boasting a B2B2B of champions with gaffer  and his gu...
16/09/2022

On the cards this weekend…

Heathens is back for its 5th instalment, boasting a B2B2B of champions with gaffer and his guest . The Miami based pair will be making their Manchester debut for a 6 hour sweat session, showcasing their rough and ready selections of percussive techno, Dembow rhythms and trippy acid lines.

Heading proceedings in the bar, is here to push the boundaries of electronic music, exploring bassy distorted synths with a touch of punchy percussion.

Stockport record store celebrate their 3rd Birthday with a full 3 room takeover and special 6am extended licence. In the basement head takes over together with London duo who'll be exploring the dancier end of their vast musical repertoire. Long suffering shop staffer and local legend plays alongside Tom. The keys to the new 'Room 2' will be handed to veteran party crew Bakk Heia who'll be keeping it slow and crusty whilst a motley crew of shop friends and regulars will hold court upstairs in the bar.

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10/09/2022

SOUP tonight with Jay Carder!

£5 tickets online: https://ra.co/events/1578633

Set times:
Kultura Collective: 10:00-01:00
Jay Carder: 01:00-03:00
Kultura Collective: 03:00-04:00

Set to be a mega one…On Friday, the bimonthly deep gay house party is back with more sleaziness and sexiness than ever b...
08/09/2022

Set to be a mega one…

On Friday, the bimonthly deep gay house party is back with more sleaziness and sexiness than ever before. Leading the way, it’s crew , , and ATALYA handling the party proceedings with style. Fair warning- you’ll want to bring your best dancing shoes for this one.

Matching the energy in the bar, the stalwart is back with his usual dubby flavours, ukg gems and rare breakbeat finds. Indulge in the selection, stay for the round of drinks.

In the basement for their first party since 2019, return this Saturday hosting for her Manchester debut alongside residents .lk , , Ynigo and . In Carder’s own words “it’s stank face music.” So you know the drill, bass, breaks, techno and everything that screams uk rave.

Keeping the upstairs in good shape, is no stranger to soundtracking your Saturday nights. Think eclectic, electronic and enticing. What more do you want.

Back for a weekend boogie…We have  celebrating another joint release from  and  , the Late&Good/Banyana EP. So let’s mak...
31/08/2022

Back for a weekend boogie…

We have celebrating another joint release from and , the Late&Good/Banyana EP. So let’s make the walls shake and dance til dawn with this killer line-up. Taking care of affairs and handling the decks in formidable fashion, we have , LEVI LOVE and JOEY T. In other words, get yourself down for a night of deep cuts and house groovers.

Handling matters in the bar, the steadfast leads the way with a delectable selection of tunes, bops, boops and grooves. Some would say it’s the perfect soundtrack for an ice-cold bev.

Taking over the basement with enough hard hitting and head swirling rhythms to last you into the week, the gang are back on Saturday with Stalwart DJ’s , , .bx , .sket and . Giving you 160 strictly, this powerhouse crew are no strangers to making the SOUP walls sweat. So for the ravers, misbehavers and b***y shakers, this ones for you.

Upstairs we have the legendary , who is no stranger to getting things moving in the bar. Expect to find yourselves swaying in your seats and fighting the urge to break out in celebratory dance as they boss the decks.

Dali Muru & the Polyphonic Swarm (formerly known as FIFTH) sit in a Venn diagram of troubadour poetics, cinema soundtrac...
30/08/2022

Dali Muru & the Polyphonic Swarm (formerly known as FIFTH) sit in a Venn diagram of troubadour poetics, cinema soundtrack and primordial electronics.

Their latest release has just come out on the Belgium label Stroom in 2022.

They’re driven by the spell of spoken word, minimal percussive refrains, oneiric textures & deep melodic synths, channeling imagery, enigmatic narratives & spiritual frenzy.

With support by Susannah Stark. Who makes experimental pop songs exploring softness and vulnerability to evoke places, both internal and external, connected with faith and being.

06.09.22

Tickets available on DICE, RA and Skiddle -
Llimited early birds available.

This Sunday…We present the last instalment of our Birthday weekend, a workshop run by the impeccable  , designed for adu...
16/08/2022

This Sunday…

We present the last instalment of our Birthday weekend, a workshop run by the impeccable , designed for adults with learning disabilities.

A space for everyone to learn what goes into a club night. From DJing taught by ._clemente to production taught by to poster making by

Please dm or email [email protected] for more

Once the sun goes down…Tonight, you can catch the elusive Mutualism crew, rounding up some of your fave DJ legends for a...
12/08/2022

Once the sun goes down…

Tonight, you can catch the elusive Mutualism crew, rounding up some of your fave DJ legends for a b2b special like no other. Residents , & , are pairing up with Heavyweights .co.uk , ._clemente & for 3 never before seen b2b’s. Expect head wobblers, feet displacers & the most wet and wild selection you can find between two speakers.

Up in the bar, we have the one and only GI GI ready to hit the decks with a selection of Friday night soothers, groovers and movers. The perfect ambience for a round of beers.

Running the roost on Saturday, we have INDEX:Records takeover. Expect to be taken on a murky journey through mind-fluxing ambient, electronica, breaks, electro, techno n IDM. Fresh from her recent EP on Left, Right + Centre, will be taking control of the voibez, alongside index label boss, .

Returning upstairs, is back with his mix bag of record treats. From the weird and wonderful straight through to Dance Mania stompers, get ready for an expedition that’ll set the tone for your Saturday night.

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10/08/2022

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31-33 Spear Street, Northern Quarter
Manchester
M11DF

Opening Hours

Wednesday 4pm - 11:59pm
Thursday 4pm - 2am
Friday 12pm - 4am
Saturday 12pm - 4am
Sunday 12am - 11pm

Services

  • Catering
  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

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  • Lunch

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Soup Kitchen is an independent, multi award winning bar and music venue located in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter district..

Across two floors, our venue hosts some of the best live music events and club nights supporting local and world class artists.

Whilst in the bar we have some of the city's most renowned DJ’s soundtracking the night.

We provide a great selection of fresh food, with plenty of vegan options, a ever changing selection of beers, wines and spirits along with loose leaf teas & local coffee. The perfect city hangout.

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