Cloud 23 is a classy experience if you're looking for enviable views to accompany cocktails and Champagne sipping. While huge windows provide eye-catching panoramas across Manchester and beyond, the bar serves up signature concoctions with names like Vertigo and Up, Up & Away.
Bars With A View in Manchester
From rooftop terraces to skyline cocktail spots, Manchester is full of bars that are serving some serious views. Catch the sunset as you sip a crafted cocktail or watch the streets below while working your way through a pint - the sky's the limit, so choose how high you want to go and take your pick of these great bars with a view in Manchester.
For more ideas? Check out our favourite rooftops in Manchester.
Situated right next to the canal, Dukes 92 is a must when it comes to summertime boozing. Make your way over for a much sought-after space in their beer garden, or if it's a bit nippier, the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows also have great views of the water.
Honest Burgers his one of the best places for dinner with a view in Manchester. The much-loved chain does what it says on the tin: aged patties and delicious toppings. For this outpost? They've teamed up with Runaway Brewery for a secret little terrace that overlooks the city centre.
With stunning views overlooking the River Irwell, Social 7 is a relaxing paradise. Get down to Salford Quays where you'll find a main bar, snugs for more intimate drinks and a screening room to make this one of the coolest bars in Manchester.
Cross the canal on a little bridge to find this utterly adorable drinking spot in Castlefield. A large space has been divided into lots of rooms, with plenty of nooks and crannies to curl up in and watch the world float by on the canal, and come summer, the beer garden is perfect for a pint.
It claims to be the city's highest restaurant, so you can bet 20 Stories has some of the best views in Manchester. This all-day destination that has one hell of a terrace, with themes that change regularly, so expect winter igloos and sunny gardens whenever you nab a seat outside.
No matter what the weather, this Manchester restaurant with a view has got you covered - literally. Head up to The Restaurant Bar and Grill's terrace for the chance to dine while watching over the city centre, with a neat cocktail list and weekend DJ sets to top it off.
Spend an evening sipping on Italian wines, Amalfi spritzes and freshly poured pints of Peroni at Tre Ciccio, a bar and restaurant in Altrincham. The beautiful spot sports Mediterranean decor and a chic outdoor terrace, making it the ideal spot at any time of year.
It doesn't get much slinkier than The Ivy and the brand's Spinningfields site is no exception. Head up to the top floor where the rooftop space is housing floral fixtures, cosy seating and a glowing bar, as well as brunch staples and classic cocktails.
Private members' club Brass can afford to be exclusive when the views are this beautiful. Located atop Hotel Gotham, this rooftop looks out over some of Manchester's most beautiful buildings. It's sister Honey Restaurant is also open to the public and has equally gorgeous scenes.
Head over to The Con Club and you'll discover a brilliant bar, microbrewery and restaurant in one. Plus, venture up to the rooftop - with your freshly poured pint in hand, of course - where a hidden tipi and views across Altrincham's market area await.