24th October 2014


Welcome to the Week Of The Dead. A time when we get all ghouled up to pay homage, celebrate the dearly departed and generally have a really great time.

We’ll have a mix of food specials to get your juices flowing and satisfy your thirst with a Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria as well as a Quiz special, Freitags seance and Friends In Common Special guest, which isn’t very scary but just damn good.

See you on the dark side.

Mr W.Badger

Wednesday 29th October
Common Knowledge / Halloween Edition

“Come and quiz with us. Come and quiz with us, Danny. Forever (*shots of brutal quiz loss*) and ever and ever.”

Common Knowledge is back on the 29th October continuing a fine run of special edition Halloween-themed quizzes. Come down – the power of Christ compels you. Your mother does quizzes in hell (and rather well I must say!).

There will be blood, free beer and unique prizes to win. Expect apple-bobbling, eerie and ominous music, horror film re-enactments plus James and Noel will be wearing some sort of ridiculous costume as they shed pints of sweat delivering another edition of Manchester’s finest quiz.

All work and no quiz makes Jack ponder what is happening in town on a Halloween Wednesday night, feeling as though he’s missing out. Sighing and staring off into middle distance.


Friday 31st October

To celebrate Common reaching the ripe old age of 10, former weekend mainstay FREITAGS are making a one off return on none other than Hallow’s eve!

Friday 31st October will see the residents known as Esqueezy, Craig Campbell, Benjamin Yourself (Contort Yourself) & Will Tramp make a welcome return to the Common 1′s & 2′s.

Expect party jams of all persuasions from start to finish including the blood curdling sounds of Horror House, Death Disco, Freak Funk & Crypt Crunk. All designed to scare the shit out of you (Ok, we may have made those genres up and they probably aren’t scary at all).

Needless to say, it’s Halloween, so don’t be a grumpy d-bag! Embrace your inner child and make a massive effort with your costume. Ridiculous / offensive / high brow / straight-ass weird fancy dress costumes are all hugely encouraged and there are prizes for the most ‘interesting’ attire.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, FREITAGS is back for one night only! Party scenes from 9 bells until 1 in the AM. Tell a buddy.

Oh yeah, it’s FREE too. Yay!


Saturday 1st November
Friends In Common with special guest Jason Evans

Robert Parkinson will be joined by Jason Evans (The Daily Nice) as part of Friends in Common. Jason’s professional career within photography has had strong associations with music. Whether it be photograms of his favourite pieces of wax, to designing record sleeves for the likes of Caribou and Four Tet. This evening we give Jason the chance to show off his record collection and give us a glimpse into what inspires him musically.

Robert Parkinson of Preston is my Paris is the resident for the evening and will be weaving records between Jason.

Free entry as usual folks!



Port Street Beer House
Winter warmers

Port Street warms up for the winter months hosting some sweet events over the next couple of weeks. Here’s a run down of what they’ve got coming up:

Wed 29 Oct // 7pm – Firmly Uninformative: A Quiz-based Adventure with Science & Beer!

As part of Manchester Science Festival you are invited to a jam-packed evening of science-themed delights, science talks, hands-on activities and the Great Science Quiz. Pit your wits against the redoubtable Barry brothers, quiz-masters extraordinaire. Prizes for the winners – shame and infamy for the losers.

Fri 31 Oct // 7pm – Celt Experience – The Tail-less Black Sow and core range launch

On All Hallow’s Eve Port Street Beer House proudly present a Celt Experience ‘tap takeover’ from 7pm. Celt Experience will be launching ‘Tail-less Black Sow’ across FIVE bars across the UK, as well as some of their core range, and PSBH are proud to be launching this exclusively in Manchester!

Sat 8 Nov – Sat 15 Nov // Old and Dark Week

The nights are drawing in and demands for Iwan’s mums knitted jumpers are coming in thick and fast but the way the PSBH crew warm up is by hosting an Old and Dark week.

A celebration of Old, Dark and generally delicious beers and you can guarantee that PSBH have harassed multiple excellent brewers into providing us with an array of their darkest and most delightful beer. Check our their website for updates in the next week or so.


Friday 24th // Well Future with Kickin’ Pigeon
9pm until 1am – free

Saturday 27th // Friends In Common with White Pepper
9pm until 1am – free


Wednesday 29th // Common Knowledge Halloween Spesh
7.30pm till 11pm – free

Friday 31st // — FREITAGS Halloween special
9pm until 1am – free

Saturday 1st // Friends In Common with Robert Parkinson and guest Jason Evans
9pm until 1am – free

REMEMBER to use your ‘shiny orange members card’ to get 10% off selected drinks all day every day (t&c apply) – lost your card? drop us an email with your name and address – thanks.

Elsewhere in Manchester

Saturday 25th // Manchester Print Fair at People’s History Museum – 12pm

Sunday 26th // O>L>A and Hero Fisher at The Castle – 7:30pm

Sunday 2nd // Spooky Carbooty at Islington Mill – 1pm

Wednesday 5th // White Lung at Soup Kitchen – 7:30pm