Manchester’s Beloved Irish Pub Waxy O’Connor’s To Close Permanently Following Pandemic

By Laura Rogan

Incredibly sad news.

Irish pub Waxy O’Connor’s, which took up residence in the Printworks, will be keeping its doors closed for good following lockdown.

The beloved pub, which was regularly full of happy customers and offered food, drinks and live music, is the latest victim of the pandemic – quietly bowing out and leaving the Withy Grove venue ‘to let’ after almost 20 years. And while Waxy O’Connor’s themselves haven’t announced the sad closure, the website has quietly removed the Manchester venue, leaving just London and Glasgow. The bar has also updated their Facebook page to state ‘permanently closed’, however, hasn’t actually posted any content since June 2020.

Credit: Waxy O’Connor’s

The bar featured a number of areas throughout the venue and was the perfect social space for friends to meet and drink thanks to its interesting layout. If that wasn’t all, it was a one-stop destination for a great night out – providing a great menu Irish grub, beers, Guinness and frequent live music.


Neighbouring Yates, Eden, Hard Rock Cafe and Nandos, it is currently unknown which business will take up the now-vacant plot.

[Featured image: Waxy O’Connor’s]

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