There's no way to describe this place without sounding like a snob.
But it actually is a surprise to see how rapidly it's declined.
I know it's only natural but it does mean that there's now nowhere to go in Manchester to escape the hordes of shiney heads and £4 pints.
Big bars like Blu and Walrus draw them up from Deansgate, then they filter off into Dry Bar and Night & Day. I know of one single place in the Northern Quarter that is actually idiot-free and I don't dare talk about it anywhere in case the word spreads and it follows suit like the rest of the area :'(