Located in the Lock Keeper's cottage on Deansgate Locks, Lock 91 bar is the perfect place to lounge around and chill out after an intense evening of tragedy; with leather sofas and a living room space, this is a place where you can relax. Lock 91 is also a clubbing venue, so if you feel like continuing your evening into the night, you can certainly do so here. Book now through DesignMyNight!
Bars Near the Opera House
If you’re off out to The Opera House in Manchester for a spot of theatre, darling, we have a fine selection of bars and restaurant bars in Manchester for your pre-or-post-theatre drinks. Whether you’re looking to prolong the finery of your theatrical experience in a classy bar, or if you’d like to chill out in a lounge style restaurant bar for a bite to eat before the red curtains open, sift through our best picks as there is sure to be a bar near The Opera House to put the finishing touch to your theatrical night out.
Revolucion De Cuba is a great bar and cantina just off Deansgate, and therefore, really close to The Opera House. Their Havana Club Bar serves fantastic cocktails, whilst their cantina offers great food dishes. If you are a drinker of rum, Revolucion De Cuba is a definite contender for a visit whilst you are in the area.
Épernay is a specialist Champagne bar in Deansgate that is ready and waiting for your arrival. Choose from an impressive array of Champagnes, be assisted by the knowledgeable and attentive staff, or choose from one of their delectable cocktails. Have a taste of something finer before the town at this bar near The Opera House.
Manchester235 has an array of options for your pre-or-post theatre drinks. Visit their Vega Bar for some spectacular cocktails and an atmosphere akin to the bright lights and glamour of Las Vegas. With a 24 hour food menu, you can grab a bite to eat if you're peckish after the theatre. Or, you could visit TV Chef James Martin's Restaurant for some high class food, or OceanTreasure235, their Cantonese Restaurant, for some exotic flavours before or after your visit to The Opera House. Book now through DesignMyNight!
Cloud 23 is Manchester's sky-high bar located in the Hilton hotel in Deansgate. This is a venue for a really memorable occasion; you can see a stunning view of Manchester city below from this luxury top bar.
With intensely decadent décor and an opulent ambience, Radisson Blue Edwardian's bar Opus One is a lively and sophisticated spot for some pre-theatre drinks. There is also a champagne bar, Opus Reserve, if you fancied a glass of bubbly.
Mojo is a fun bar that will always, I repeat: always, be playing good music. If you want somewhere to let your hair down after the theatre and party like it's the 1950s in America, Mojo's is a definite shout for your party.
47 King Street West is a modern restaurant bar serving the best of British and French cuisine and beverages. With live bands and singers at the evening, this is a bar that will help you continue the entertainment once the theatrics at The Opera House have ceased.
If you're a fan of beer, and not just the mass produced varieties available everywhere, but quality home-brews and craft beer, try BrewDog Manchester. It's a great place for a bottle or a pint before your play begins, or a place to unwind after it has ended.
Evuna is a Spanish Wine Merchants bar and restaurant in Deansgate. With over 100 imported wines to offer, Spanish tapas dishes and the chance to purchase a bottle of wine to take home with you, Evuna is a unique option for your pre-or-post-theatre tipple.