The Refuge

Formerly known as the Palace Hotel, and prior to that the Charterhouse Hotel, the Grade II listed Principal Manchester building on Oxford Street has been known for most of its life as the Refuge Assurance Building and is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks.

Following its renovation in 2016, The Refuge has established itself as one of Manchester’s most impressive spaces be it to eat, stay, drink and dance. Located underneath the main bar is The Vault, and it’s in this space where you’ll find Home Run Soul Club and it couldn’t be more fitting for a soul night!

We’re lucky enough to have a long lasting relationship with this special building having hosted the the 2011 European Soul Weekender there, where the likes of Mick H (Lifeline), Marc Forrest (Hip City Soul), Christian Punky (Soultastic), Matt Fox (Soul City) and many others were brought together for the very first time and filled the Palace Ballroom with that sweet soul sound.