One of the Northern Quarter’s quirkiest bars, ODD has just gone up for sale.
The foundational gem of the Manchester food and drink scene is being made available on a lease hold basis, by the long-standing owner.
After opening its doors back in 2005 the Odd chain has grown to be arguably the most recognisable and popular bars in the Northern Quarter, gaining an enviable reputation for quality booze, crafted food and that all-inclusive, quirky atmosphere.
The Odd Bar chain, which includes Odd’s neighbour, The Blue Pig, and Oddest Bar located in the trendy commuter village of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, have firmly established themselves as Manchester favourites over the last decade.
The bars are well placed to take advantage of the most vibrant area in Manchester, which welcomes a tremendous number of visitors and locals alike – all looking to soak up that authentic Manchester atmosphere which only the Northern Quarter can provide.
Cleo Farman, Owner of Oddworld, the company behind the chain says:
“I’ve achieved so much with these bars and I’m delighted to see how the Northern Quarter has developed since I first opened Odd. Knowing that the bars have contributed to that development of this incredibly unique area is very special.”
“It’s time that I hand the reigns over to someone who can take the bars to the next stage of development, the sites have so much potential and lots more to give.”
Benn Longshaw, of Sedulo Corporate Finance, representatives of ODDworld for the sale, said that the current owner feels like she has achieved more than what she set out to achieve and is now ready to undertake a new challenge.
“The bars are some of the best located in Manchester, with the Northern Quarter seeing phenomenal growth and Chorlton becoming one of the most desirable residential areas in Manchester. All the bars are set to take advantage of the overall growth of Manchester, as it improves its reputation as a tourist destination, increases its already huge student population and attracts more of those moving to work in the city.”