Bars Near Manchester Arena

If you're heading to Manchester Arena for any of the city's biggest music and sporting events and are in desperate need for a selection of nearby bars, then relax. We've compiled a brilliant collection of the best venues dotted around the arena itself - this way you'll never miss a show with that last minute dash to the doors. Now all you have to do is to just try and remember the show tickets. Easy?

The Liquor Store

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Known for its slice of laidback Los Angeles spirit in Manchester's bustling city centre. The Liquor Store is only a short walk away from the front doors of the Manchester Arena - it's so near, you can practically spot the arena's stairs from the bar itself. Expect incredible cocktails alongside all your favourite regular drinks. Best of all, you're in no rush to catch the beginning of the show, as it's no more than two minutes away!

The Old Wellington

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Often considered to be the sister pub to Sinclairs. The Old Wellington sits side-by-side to its neighbour offering up delicious homemade treats and a large selection of tasty drinks. With only a short walk to the Arena, it's the perfect place to rest your feet before showtime. 

Manchester Bierkeller

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It's the latest addition to Manchester's infamous Printworks. The Bierkeller compiles the world's best beers and basically stuffs them all into one incredible underground venue. With various rooms, musicians, entertainment and world foods there is literally nothing else you could possibly ask for. Even better, it's only a short brisk walk away from the Manchester Arena, amazing. 

It's known across the world as one of the biggest bar chains in existence. The Hard Rock Cafe is known for its film and music memorabilia alongside tasty cocktails and american grub. Again taking centre stage on the perimeters of The Printworks, it's only a short distance away from the Arena.  

Sinclair's Oyster Bar

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It most-probably Manchester's most well known pub. With it's recognisable Tudor decor brightening the busy city centre up each day, Sinclair's Oyster Bar is the perfect stop-off on your way down to Manchester Arena. Cheap drinks, a friendly atmosphere and a brilliant historic culture, start your evening as you mean to go on!