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SOUP Soup - Multi award winning Nightclub, Live music venue, Canteen and Bar, in Central Manchester's Northern Quarter

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

As the weekend draws in…

On Friday, trusted selector @by_slowpo is back under his project “Slowpo Soundsystem” - An amassing force of Dancehall, Rap, UK funky and Future Beats. Joining him, @_djchaise , @turnamusic & @eltrainmusic are the key reinforcements, with @faro._ 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, @anna___cooper will be bringing a sense of calm with her chuggy and percussive soundscapes.

Leading the way on Saturday, regular party favourites @kissmeagainmcr are back with the wonderful selector @hawkes_m 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.

Tickets available via @resident_advisor

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

On the cards this weekend…

Heathens is back for its 5th instalment, boasting a B2B2B of champions with gaffer @p_narm and his guest @invt305 . 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, @elsa_bw is here to push the boundaries of electronic music, exploring bassy distorted synths with a touch of punchy percussion.

Stockport record store @allnightflightrecords celebrate their 3rd Birthday with a full 3 room takeover and special 6am extended licence. In the basement @acolourfulstorm head @moopiedaily takes over together with London duo @timeisaway who'll be exploring the dancier end of their vast musical repertoire. Long suffering shop staffer and local legend @rosamethol 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.

Tickets available via @resident_advisor

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 @sharebelieve , @kim_lana_black , @autophysiopsychic 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 @theacidhousedeathsquad 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, @kultura_collective return this Saturday hosting @jaycarderdj for her Manchester debut alongside residents @be.lk , @lo5ive_ , Ynigo and @__zjames . 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, @eruchiness 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 @_bambanani_ celebrating another joint release from @levilove77 and @joeythorr , the L...
31/08/2022

Back for a weekend boogie…

We have @_bambanani_ celebrating another joint release from @levilove77 and @joeythorr , 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 @charmaine_thompson , 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 @autophysiopsychic 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 @traxhavenmedia gang are back on Saturday with Stalwart DJ’s @airpodzuk , @eggontoastplz , @gina.bx , @ship.sket and @buckfastpapii . 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 @clemheleneents , 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 @underoneroofraves ...
16/08/2022

This Sunday…

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

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

Please dm @underoneroofraves 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 @clemheleneents , @bfttyco & @selectors_on_ice , are pairing up with Heavyweights @jenniferwalton.co.uk , @d._clemente & @rainymiller_ 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, @mysteryisfuture will be taking control of the voibez, alongside index label boss, @connaharaway .

Returning upstairs, @selectors_on_ice 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.

🌷 August 🌷Featuring:@leftrightandcentreuk @snapsofbruce @lydiaaletha @korzi_uk @s__v__n__r Allnightflight] @contoursmusi...
10/08/2022

🌷 August 🌷

Featuring:

@leftrightandcentreuk
@snapsofbruce
@lydiaaletha
@korzi_uk
@s__v__n__r
Allnightflight]
@contoursmusic
@linnku_
@churchroadrecords
@yossari_baby
@scuttlebuggs
OYSTER
@lucylara
@mutualismuk
@indexrecords
@lac________earth
@p_narm
@toby.everett
@highhoopsdj
@dj_ayyden
@tomboogizm
@allhands0ndeck
@curlfm
@iitsniix
@6a6y_6
@hayleysuviste
@elsa_bw
@hyperdawn_
@ms.dee_official
@dj__bok
@aeron.darka
@shamsteele
@djlzmcr
@zeyla___
@shewillprovidemcr
@scapaxo
Chunky
@julysvn
@musumbaofficial
@underoneroofraves
@d._clemente
@madilongname
@kerouac____
@building_bridgesmcr
Allnightflight]
@michaeljblood
@fixedabode_
@kissmeagainmcr
@irfanrainy

Artwork by @_mon___________

Tickets available via @resident_advisor

Kitchen is open 12- 9pm , Friday and Saturday this week.
05/08/2022

Kitchen is open 12- 9pm , Friday and Saturday this week.

Blood Inc. presents @michaeljblood If you’ve had half an ear to the ground over the past 2 years Michael J. Blood will h...
05/08/2022

Blood Inc. presents
@michaeljblood

If you’ve had half an ear to the ground over the past 2 years Michael J. Blood will have undoubtedly shown up on your radar. The elusive producer made his enigmatic entrance into the zeitgeist with “Introducing Micheal J. Blood” - An album excerpted from one of Tom Boogizm’s NTS shows and released on Finn’s seminal 2 B Real label, comprised of entirely original material from Blood. Since then the cult of MJB has been fervently amassing in numbers and collective enthusiasm for any and all of his output. At long last, Blood steps into the basement for an all night long spectacular which promises a warm-up of 2 hours of unreleased and unheard material - Real heads, reach early!

Link in bio or head to resident advisor for tickets and more information.

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Soup’s 12th BirthdayWe’ve done 12 whole laps around the Sun, and to celebrate we’re throwing a 4 day extravaganza from t...
04/08/2022
SOUP

Soup’s 12th Birthday

We’ve done 12 whole laps around the Sun, and to celebrate we’re throwing a 4 day extravaganza from the 18th to the 21st of August.

We’ve teamed up with new art collective Lac as well as venture arts, progressive artist agency BPM: Big People Music and inclusive clubbing outfit Under One Roof to curate one day each alongside our own team of party people - bringing through a heady mix of visual and performance art, live musicians and DJs. We’re also feeling super chuffed to be officially opening *ROOM 2* and becoming fully wheelchair accessible across two floors, making the next 12 years a much more inclusive environment for all.

Limited quantities of tickets for guests with low income and accessibility requirements are available on request, links to our direct contact for them can be found on the Resident Advisor listings for each event.

Tickets available via Resident Advisor

Multi award winning Nightclub, Live music venue, Canteen and Bar, in Central Manchester

🚨 JOB 🚨
01/08/2022

🚨 JOB 🚨

As July comes to an end…Start your weekend right with the stalwart Slowpo Soundsystem headed by @by_slowpo , provocateur...
28/07/2022

As July comes to an end…

Start your weekend right with the stalwart Slowpo Soundsystem headed by @by_slowpo , provocateur of legendary parties that have been taking place on an almost weekly basis over the last decade. Shelling it down differently, Slowpo calls upon @blackjosh616 , @halfports , @tone.rarri and @daisyadamss for support, hosted by the one and only Faro.

Soundtracking your Friday night upstairs, @dj_gardener_ is back with his usual high energy and fun selections. Perfect with a beer in hand, it’s just what the doctor ordered!

Making the walls sweat in the basement on Saturday, three rats come together for a rave of noteworthy proportions. For their debut, @dais.uuu , @kitsta___ , @r0my_mystique go b2b2b all night. Expect a party traversing all corners of UK club music as well as some ratty surprises along the way.

Up in the bar, @_lefevre___ and @rosabellaallen are here to take care of your musical needs, playing around with the weird and wonderful as well as everything in between.

SOUP presents... Manchester's own YOSSARI BABY, OYSTER and visual artist Lucy Martin. Joining them are the Scuttlebuggs,...
26/07/2022

SOUP presents... Manchester's own YOSSARI BABY, OYSTER and visual artist Lucy Martin. Joining them are the Scuttlebuggs, hailing from midwest USA, for an indie night in our basement. Lucy Martin will be exhibiting a collection of her virtual reality work during and in between performances.

YOSSARI BABY
New wave, no wave, electronic crooner wave, big beats, dirty guitars and slight melody from the resident Mannequin de Marseille.

Tickets available on DICE, RA & Skiddle

@yossari_baby
@scuttlebuggs

Who’s hungry?🚨 New food menu 🚨 Kitchen’s back open and serving this week on Friday and Saturday 12 to 9pm.
21/07/2022

Who’s hungry?
🚨 New food menu 🚨
Kitchen’s back open and serving this week on Friday and Saturday 12 to 9pm.

Taking the edge off your week…On Thursday, @stillhouseplants + Lady Lamp will be exploring the conjunctions of pop and e...
20/07/2022

Taking the edge off your week…

On Thursday, @stillhouseplants + Lady Lamp will be exploring the conjunctions of pop and experimental performance. From a bare bones set up of guitar, drums and vocals, SHP entices with fractious and sharp music centred around a melting pop heart. Complimenting their tones, Lady Lamp exhibits dream-like sounds that feel nostalgic.

Getting things moving on Friday, a night of left-field sound-system pressure awaits you with @rosamethol , @tapes_dj + Dj Arthur. Bringing his stack of home-brewed DIY dub production, TAPES returns to the basement in legendary fashion. @hardwax_official Honcho, DJ Arthur joins with a full gauntlet of eclectic selections alongside Rosa, all armed to the teeth with a wide-ranging knowledge of left-of-centre club ammunition.

Taking care of matters in the bar, @__sferic and @tomsea will be providing their usual dusty and ambient grooves to soundtrack you into Saturday morning.

Giving your Saturday night gusto, the legendary @rhythmsectionhq are here, employing label head @bradley_zero and @hidden.spheres for an extended b2b of champions. Celebrating Hidden Sphere’s latest release ‘You Are Not Your Body’, the night will be a jubilant affair with joyful energies shaking the basement all night long. Don’t sleep on this one.

In his usual spot upstairs, @fixedabode_ @rainymiller_ is back with his mix bag of interesting selections. Expect everything from Drill and Rap all the way to rave classics.

FROM A BARE BONES SET UP OF GUITAR, DRUMS AND VOCALS THEY CREATE FRACTIOUS AND SHARP MUSIC WITH A MELTING POP HEART. BRI...
19/07/2022

FROM A BARE BONES SET UP OF GUITAR, DRUMS AND VOCALS THEY CREATE FRACTIOUS AND SHARP MUSIC WITH A MELTING POP HEART. BRIDGING ELEMENTS OF SAMPLING, SLOW CORE, AND REPETITION THE TRIO HAVE DEVELOPED A SOUND THAT CONSTANTLY BREAKS APART AND FUSES TOGETHER AGAIN.

Support: Lady Lamp
Doors 7.30

TICKETS available on DICE, SKIDDLE, SEEtickets

Getting July started…@masomenosmcr , headed by local legend @levilove77 , presents a party like no other this Friday. Wi...
29/06/2022

Getting July started…

@masomenosmcr , headed by local legend @levilove77 , presents a party like no other this Friday. With releases due on MOM in August and September, Joey T and Sal bring their mix bag of sultry and soulful records. @makomcr follows, epitomising genre-hoping with finesse alongside Princess Anna, shelling her unique style of deep house on wax. Expect grooves and ultra deepness all night.

Taking care of matters in the bar, @s__v__n__r is no stranger to chic disco cuts and souful edits that’ll groove and soothe you. Record bag in hand, just wait to be submerged in his selections.

On Saturday, For their first party in the basement, we join forces with @allhands0ndeck to provide a stellar line-up of heavy weight champs. Hailing from Seattle, one of the most formidable DJs in the scene @ccl_url flows between rhythmic cuts, cow-girl breaks and wiggie edits like water. Joining them, NYC based @livwutang brings a complimentary energy, delivering an eclectic mix of dubby and melodic flavours to tantalise any partygoer. On support duties, AHOD resident @hayterplayer will undoubtedly set the mood. In other words, You won’t want to miss this one.

Upstairs, the one and only @rosamethol is ready to soundtrack your Saturday night. With ambient, broken and intriguing soundscapes to boot, get ready to be taken on a journey.

Tickets via @resident_advisor

Let the weekend begin…Starting us off tonight, we have @resonant.bodies with a selection of heavy bass, dancehall, techn...
23/06/2022

Let the weekend begin…

Starting us off tonight, we have @resonant.bodies with a selection of heavy bass, dancehall, techno, Jungle and experimental tunes. Heading the bill, Parisian @toma_kami and resident at Paris’s infamous Fusion de Co****es parties, brings the heat for two hours of percussive dance music. Not one to shy away from conceptual sets, @sean.traynor will be shelling it on support duties alongside resident Milli.

Bringing in the weekend, A London -> Manchester Connection unlike any other gets things moving. @jawnino , @brbko and @chamber.45 come through as a triple threat, shelling both NTS & The Barbican with ease as they make the journey north to continue their takeover. Opening DJ Duties are handled by @space_afrika & @iceboy_violet , @renzniro & @6rimjim of Dirtboys hold it down for Manny.

As the night progresses, We invite @waltonmcr , @bugs.groove.dance and HOTP!NK for a sweaty affair of wonked out Techno, Sludgy Dancehall and other such steamy basement arrangements. Taking the place of Laksa, Illian Tape signee and Manc native Walton has stepped up to the plate to keep the party going, joined by gaffer of the newly minted OST party, Bugs Groove + Narr Radio resident HOTP1NK.

Handling business in the bar, the infamous @allnightflightrecords take over with their usual bag of record treats. Expect to be swaying with a beer in hand whilst you’re taken on a perfectly crafted musical expedition.

Making sure your Saturday is in good hands, @alone__intheattic_ present their stacked up line-up of @endgame_______ with @stolenvelour__ , @ship.sket , @rosabellaallen & @wifeof_lot . Chuggy soundscapes, bassy edits and dark rhythmic cuts at the ready. Get yourself down for this stomper.

Upstairs, we have @rainymiller_ hitting the decks for Fixed Abode. Trap, rap, rave and everything in between. The perfect boozy soundtrack.

Due to unforeseen circumstances @laksaukmusic has had to postpone his trip up north this Friday, but has been replaced b...
22/06/2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances @laksaukmusic has had to postpone his trip up north this Friday, but has been replaced by the Illian Tape signee and Manc native @waltonmcr ! . Joined by Stevenson Square’s most beloved ticket slinger and gaffer of the newly minted OST party, @bugs.groove.dance + Narr Radio resident HOTP1NK with their tough and sultry bag of tricks. Get your base tan in for this undoubtedly sweaty affair of wonked out Techno, Sludgy Dancehall and other such steamy basement arrangements.

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31-33 Spear Street, Northern Quarter
Manchester
M1 1DF

Opening Hours

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

Website

soupmanchester.com

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  • Kids
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  • Reserve
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  • Coffee
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  • Drinks
  • 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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Listen to 01 Techno Mix Sunday 19th June 2022 by Jakey on #SoundCloud
HELP I have lost my phone at soup kitchen tonight, 10000% there, maybe in the toilets or on the dance floor. it is a rubbish little Blackveiw brand phone, black and green edges, the lock screen is my beautiful mums face on her wedding day. pls pls share and help me find ###
Hey, I'm wondering if you know what the curfew will be for the Ploho show on Wed 9th February please?
Hi. 1st time coming Sat for lunch Do we just drop in or book? X
Soup kitchens in South Africa are forced to close. We can not feed our staving people. Help us. Please
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Love to bring some vastness to the kitchen...hope you’re up for it!..email on it’s way
Hi, who do I need to contact in relation to booking to play a gig at the Soup Kitchen?
Check your emails! Grrr...
Hey! Was there anyone in Soup Kitchen last night that took home the wrong fur coat? I had a brown one from Monki but just realised that I came home in a hooded one from Zara 🙄 I think it might have my purse and/or bank card in the pocket. Or if anyone has lost a fur Zara coat, hmu and I’ll give you it back x
Always a pleasure
Last night I’ve picked up Henry Thomas’ passport thinking it’s mine. Henry if ur out there kid, rest assured your identity is safe. Get in touch and I’ll get it back to you x
Looking for 2 tickets nye
Sorry Jack. I’m working. I’m always working when there’s good stuff going on. Big hugs to you darling. I’ve missed you & Yasmin. All the best for Christmas & the New year. And big hugs to your Mum ###xx