On the face of it, The Bailiff appears to be a straight-forward but cool venue but in reality, it’s much more than that. The Bailiff is a striking space with brilliant Wigan-made artwork adorning the walls. It serves an extensive range of drinks from craft ales, gins, whiskeys, prosecco, champagnes and cocktails to bottled beers and draught lagers. Dig deeper though and you’ll soon realise that the cultural offering in this venue is truly unique

Aside from the fantastic atmosphere, we bring you poetry, comedy, improv, singer/songwriters, Jazz, DJ’s, meet-up-groups, philosophy and much more. We’ve recently opened a new space within The Bailiff too. ‘The Holding Cell’ is the intimate home to many of our specialised events that take place and has become a much-loved performance space. Think Edinburgh fringe meets The Northern Quarter! There really is something for every taste so if you want to discover monthly favourites such as ‘The Something New Show’ or ‘Bailaugh’ or if you just want to catch up with friends or have a contemplative hour, we’ve designed the venue spaces to accommodate your preference.

Everyone is welcome!

Opening Times

Wed – Thurs 17:30 – 23:30

Fri 16:30 – 01:30​

Sat 13:30 – 01:30

​Sun 13:30 – 20:00