Ancoats Bars

Newly developed and bustling with Manchester charm is Ancoats. The once Mill and factory ridden cobbles are now filled with young professionals, musicians and artists alike, trotting the outskirts of the Northern Quarter and frequenting some of the great boozers on the way. Have a look at our recommended bars in Ancoats.


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Cocoa Cabana is one of the best places to drink in Ancoats, offering its guests the chance to indulge in brunch bites and sweet treats against a backdrop of groups pink and teal hues. Better yet, the cocktail menu is equally enticing, with their chocolate-laced sips being a particular highlight. 

Bar Fringe

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A small and quirky bar serving international craft beers, this unique bar in Ancoats is a must see. As well as hosting live music on the regular, this place packs a punch with its bizarre interiors, including life-size cut-outs of Hollywood celebs, pool tables and a jukebox, all under one roof.

Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse is a haven for sipping craft beer, with tasting experiences available to those looking to brush up their knowldege of the hoppy stuff. Of course, there's plenty of belly-filling food options, including chicken kebab flatbreads, juicy beef burgers and loaded wedges.

The Counter House

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From boozy brunches through to romantic dinners, The Counter House has all you need for a memorable day out in Ancoats. Get your fill of healthy dishes in an Insta-worthy setting, with enticing tipples such as the salted caramel old fashioned and chilli margarita waiting to be tried.

From the minds behind El Gato Negro, Canto is a sleek restaurant bar in Ancoats, serving a menu of classic Portuguese grub in a stylish setting. Channelling the essence of Lisbon, the menu here is designed to share, as dishes coming perfectly paired with bottles of vinho.

Perched on the corner of Cutting Room Square, Elnecot is devoted to transforming the cultural history of Ancoats with stunning small plates. Named after the area's original moniker, this place's curated menu showcases seasonal flavours, while the cocktails carry a Manchester theme.

The Marble Arch

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Created by some of the finest brewers in Manchester, The Marble Arch is combining classic pub vibes with modern craft brews and mouthwatering bites to eat. Head here for the chance to dive into a long list of refreshing beers, matched with homemade dishes that'll keep you coming back.

The Crown & Kettle

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The Crown & Kettle is a classic boozer that's encased in local history on Oldham Road. Serving a menu of penny-saving pub grub in a Grade II listed setting, this place will have you sipping beers, ciders and spirits after exploring all there is to see in this central pocket of Manchester.