Big Hands is a rock n’ roll dive bar just a stone’s throw from Manchester Academy and Contact Theatre on Oxford Road. Not quite as narrow as its sister bar The Temple, but the bar is quite an elongated space doubled by a lovely roof terrace.
Slighted isolated from the city centre, this something of special vibe about Big Hands, like the last music saloon at the of the road. It all fits quite perfectly and we’d absolutely recommend Big Hands for pre and post-gig drinks or on any occasion really. A great spot to have a pint, especially if you can get on their roof garden on a sunny day.
Like The Temple, there is something authentic about Big Hands that many a newer bar in Manchester has repeatedly tried, and more often than not failed to replicate.