Football? Check. Live bands and singers? Check. Man Vs Food challenge? Check. Slimming world food? Check. Home Made Food? check. Amazing days for kids with funny characters visiting? check. Great beer garden with playground? Check.
The Colliers Arms on Old Lane in Chadderton is by far the best pub for miles. I have had some lovely afternoons sat outside here, great afternoons watching the football, and unforgettable nights watching the bands and dancing in front of the bar!
The food is fantastic, but unfortunately they only do food at the weekends. If you get chance though try the Rag Puddings, which are steak and kidney in suit pastry steamed in a cloth, traditional northern grub right there!
The drinks are not over priced either, £2.60 or thereabouts for a pint of Fosters and the service from the bar staff is fantastic!
Dress Code: My only negative point is this:
On the door, it says "No hoodies, baseball caps, tracksuits etc", which would be fantastic, if they enforced it, but they don't, not even in the evenings.
The Squire Knott is situated in the Heart of Oldham. It belongs to the JD Wetherspoon Chain of pubs which are renowned for their resonably priced drinks and food. The Squire Knott is a Lloyds No1 venue which means they have music videos playing in the background (other Wetherspoon pubs don't have any type of music).
The thing I liked most about this pub was the lovely comfy seating and exquisite armchairs - you could feel right at home here.
The Smut has always been my families local pub. It has unfortunately recently seen a decline in the number of customers but it still goes on, with Kareoke every sunday and occasional live acts playing.
Situated in the heart of Lees,Greater Manchester Milan is one of the most popular and stylish bars in the north west, distinctly different, with a great 'wow' factor and atmosphere.
Milan offers an impressive range of Wines and Champagne as well as irresistible Cocktails and premium draft and bottle beers.
Milan is a memorable function venue for any occassion (Wedding receptions, Funerals,Fashion Shows,Christenings, Birthdays Parties,Leaving Do's etc)
Dress Code: Dress to Impress
The Castle is situated on Union Street, in the heart of Oldham’s busy nightlife. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and has live music every night. It’s stage has seen the likes of The Fratellis, Kasabian, Little Man Tate, The Chameleons, Babyshambles, The Fall, not to mention many local up-and-coming bands such The Fayre and The Cassettes.
Being close to the Manchester Music scene, The Castle has also seen early performances from Oasis, The Stone Roses, and Northside to mention but a few.
There have also been DJ sets from Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), New Order and The Smiths
Thursday hosts the Acoustic Lounge, with free Entry from 9 o’clock. Friday sees ‘Reloaded’, with live bands and rock n roll mayhem. The best Indi tunes and Guitar Anthems fill up the dancefloor, with £1.50 drink offers. The doors open at 10 o’clock and don’t shut till the club does, at 3 am. Entry is £4 before 12, £5 after. On Satrudays, they have 'all the best indie/alternative tunes + live bands’. Entry is £3 and selected bottles are £1.50.
This place used to be called The Devonshire which was a ordinairy down to earth pub that was more popular in the summer montsh due to its beer garden. Now after a major refurbishment it has now been re-named Milan Bar and boy they have certainy spent some money on this place. there is not one piece of this place that resembles the old Devonshire apart from maybe the wood decking that sits outside. a lovely upmarket wine bar that now employs doorman to keep out the undesirables and has added a touch of class to this bar. Contemporary styled with modern decor and furniture to match along with Plasma screens and a non smoking room (great) makes this the best pub in Lees definitely a move in the right direction.
Dress Code: casual, but go smart on a weekend and no work clobber.
Yorkshire st in the centre of Oldham must have at least 20 bars and clubs within 200 yards.
Normally people start at the top at the up-steps inn and work there way down and stopping at Buddha Bar, Maloneys, The Litten Tree, Walkabout, Vogue (well recommended)
Chicago Rock as well as numerous others.
you absolutely will not run out of places to go drinking and if your an old fart like me and 'dont do clubs' then most of these bars have a licence until 2am anyway.
if you look for trouble you will probably get it but the proffessional door staff and high police presence make it fairly safe but beware any fooling around and the police have a zero tolerance policy and wont think twice of locking you up for the night.
dont get me wrong have fun but dont go dancing naked in the street.
Dress Code: If you wear trainers you wont get in hardly anywere - its as simple as that.
apart from that smart casual really.