• New Joy Division Bar Opening This Weekend On High Street

New Joy Division Bar Opening This Weekend On High Street

15 February 2023 by Sam Easton

An eagerly anticipated, Joy Division themed bar is set to open this Friday in the Northern Quarter.

The aptly named Disorder will be a bar & eatery themed around the iconic indie band, Joy Division. Split over two floors, the venue will host live music and gigs on their lower floor whilst hosting the bar & eatery on the ground floor section.

The bar area holds a range of nods to the famous Mancunian band including a recently installed graffiti piece of the late, great Ian Curtis painted by none other than Manchester's resident spray paint connoisseur Akse. On the opposite wall you’ll also be able to spot the name of the bands well known album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in bright neon lights (what NQ bar could be complete without some neon piping eh?).

The bars theme takes a little bit of a turn when it comes to it food but it’s a completely positive shift in tone. Chef Bryan Barber set out to create a completely Asian inspired menu for High Streets newest addition, focusing on smaller ‘snackable’ style dishes. Taking inspiration from Japanese Izakaya bars (basically relaxed drinking dens serving delicious dishes) expect to see a huge variety of Shokupan Sandwiches, hand-made Gyozas and meat & vegatable skewers.

Alongside the food, Disorder will be home to a range of craft ales, lagers & sour beers as well as the occasional traditional sake.

We’re excited to get in there and try it all but in the words of Ian Curtis “I leave it open to interpretation”.

Keep up to date with Disorder over on their Instagram.