The longest-standing brand on Deansgate Locks, BaaBar, closed a couple of months ago to address 'serious leaks.'
I hope it bounces back, as I have many fond memories of the place, including working there in 2002 and getting footballer Trevor Sinclair thrown out in 2003.
It's a great down-to-earth affordable joint and a good starting place.
There's a contradicting rumour coming out of neighbouring bar Sugar Buddha, however.
A member of staff claimed their bar's plan was to take over the adjacent unit that Baa has occupied since 2002 at the latest. Sugar Buddha is nice, but I'll be sad to see Baa go- if it does.