The Con Club, Altrincham – Opening Night

The Con Club Altrincham

We take a first look at The Con Club Altrincham. Greenwood Street’s newest venue which opened on Friday night. The venues has been developed by David Vanderhook who runs The George Charles pub in Didsbury and The Lime Bar in Salford Quays. We visited at around 9 pm on Friday night and the venue was absolutely rocking. Operating as a bar, restaurant and microbrewery it sits in the heart of the town’s Stamford Quarter.

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The Con Club Altrincham

The Con Club Altrincham – Friday Night

The doors open to the main room on the left as you go in which used to be main snooker hall, housing three tables, pool, darts and dominoes as well as a stage at the back. The whole interior has been knocked back to the brick and painted white and the stage area has been replaced by the open fronted kitchens. The ceiling has been vaulted and there is a large seating area with communal tables – similar in style to the market.

The bar is sited in the middle with the old lounge transferred in to seating and tables on the right. The old TV room and toilets have been transformed in to smart new his and hers toilets and certainly in the Men’s ones there were rather too few urinals. Just two along the whole wall, I see queues ahead! especially if the place regularly gets as packed as it was on Friday!

This building has been crying out for a development like this and along with the new Tapas bar next door is a much welcome additions to the area. It will hopefully take some of the strain from the market and add to the ambience of the area, which is quickly becoming the hot bed of activity that the planners have been hoping for.

Money is streaming into the area which is in sharp contrast to a few years ago when it was all but dead and buried!

Altrincham is on the up so get there and help support it! chin chin!

Hale and Altrincham Life 2016©


  1. We were so excited to try this place when we first heard about it.
    Great job on how it looks.
    Problem though, food was awful and cold. I did complain about this and they promptly took the food away and told me they would make me a new one. When it came back it was the same food as I could see where I had taken a bite. It seems they had just put it in a microwave. When I complained again the server was rude.
    I’m hoping it is just teething problems but this needs to be sorted.
    I will try again hoping for a better experience as Altricham needs places like this but only if they are good.

  2. At Last someone has made good this fantastic building. We were shown to our table and i must say the booth we were seated in was not the most comfortable and had not been cleaned down from the previous occupiers. but was not a major thing.
    We had to wait 10 minutes before we were offered a drink and received a few looks from the staff who were not rushed off their feet before one finally took our order.
    We ordered some Sushi which looked really good and was well presented. The Tuna did seem a little tough with a slight fishy smell and unfortunately I should have realised at the time not to eat anymore and should have told our server. 4 hours after our meal I was horribly sick.
    I have no doubt it was the sushi that I had eaten. This is not a place I will be going to again after this experience


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