Art Bars in Manchester

Are you looking for a cool place to hang with loads of arty things going on around you, man? We’ve got the lowdown of Art Bars in Manchester for all you artistes and art lovers out there. You won’t need a beret to gain entry, but these are places where your wooden paint-palette is more welcome than other establishments in Manchester. From imaginatively decorated bars, to bars that regularly showcase art exhibitions or support local or emerging artists, our list will take you through the best artistic hideaways in Manchester.

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The Art of Tea

1 user review 4

The Art of Tea cafe bar in Didsbury is a sanctuary for all pensive artistic types. Adjoining a second-hand book shop, you are invited to browse the selection of classic literature and more to inspire or relax you. With live music nights, a cafe food menu and a drinks menu for the evening, this cafe bar attracts those who love art in all its forms.


2 user reviews 4

With an ever rotating display of artists' collections adorning the walls, you can see why Common bar in the Northern Quarter springs to mind. A hipster's hub, Common is usually full of bohemian twenty-somethings swarming to their well stocked bar and guest DJ Nights. With regular art and photography exhibitions on display in the 'Kestrel Suite' second room and the walls of the main bar being handpainted by a different local illustrator every few months , Common is a place to indulge in some culture in a relaxed and cool bar environment.


6 user reviews 4

With artistically decorated walls emulating a cloudy urban-American cityscape, plush black and red leather sofas and a cool ambience, Noho bar in the Northern Quarter is a great shout to get your artistic mates together. Chilled out and bohemian, Noho is a place to reacquaint yourself with your muse.

The King's Arms

1 user review 5

The King's Arms pub in Salford has an upstairs facility regularly playing host to theatre productions, entertainment nights and artist exhibitions. A friendly pub downstairs, you can easily choose to have a sociable drink or engage with the artistry happening above you.