The Castlefield area of Manchester is a popular place to take a stroll. Here you will find the Manchester ship canal, with many colourful barges dotted along the route. A very popular bar in the area is the long standing Dukes 92. As you stand outside facing its current building, take a look to the left and you will see a (very) small lock keepers cottage.
This is the location of the first Dukes 92, which started life as a small café. Over the years both the popularity of the area and the size of Dukes 92 have grown, and now you will find the larger Dukes 92 offering a great bar and restaurant.
The area directly outside the bar really comes alive in the summer months, as together with the upstairs terrace this is a perfect sun trap. If you fancy sipping your wine in the sunshine, then my suggestion is get here early to avoid being left without a seat. Dukes 92 offers a great BBQ selection on a sunny weekend day.
If visiting on a day when the sun is not playing out you will find a warm atmosphere inside, and the cheese and pate menu will soon satisfy you.