Bars With A View Manchester

Looking for a different perspective on your city? Bored of street level? Want to feel like a giant? Check out one of these great bars with a view in Manchester. From rooftop terraces to skyline cocktail bars, we've sourced and created a list full of the best Manchester bars from which to experience Manchester nightlife from above. 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. 

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Lock 91

9 user reviews

Take up a seat at the bar of this 19th century lock keepers cottage and lap up the views of Deansgate Locks. This Manchester resident is a mixology masterpiece, championing crafty cocktails with a signature twist. Lock 91 has a grand, shabby-chic ambience owing to the red Chesterfields, vintage trunks-turned-tables and wallpaper clashing walls. With a sun-trap deck area overlooking the peaceful canal, Lock 91 is an inner city treasure.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

On The 7th is a classy private members bar located at MediaCity in Salford, just outside of Manchester city centre. With stunning views overlooking the River Irwell; the bar is a young professional’s paradise with a main bar, snugs for more intimate drinks and a screening room making it one of the cool bars in Manchester.

Happily Affordable ££
Salford Quays

The Second Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols in Manchester is a stylish and contemporary drinking destination with stunning views over Exchange Square. Perfect for a pit-stop after a hard days shopping or a romantic setting in the evening if you are impressing someone special, The Second Floor Bar is must-see Manchester bar and well worth splashing the cash.

Splash the Cash £££

Cornerhouse Bar

2 user reviews

With its floor to ceiling windows and first floor vantage point, Cornerhouse Bar makes the ideal place for a spot of people watching from above. Panoramic views of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street offer a real sense of space, and it's easy to wile away hours watching the comings and goings of this busting part of Manchester.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

SkyLounge is the penthouse private dining area within the DoubleTree at the Hilton Hotel Manchester. It takes full advantage of the beautiful views over Manchester's city centre from its Piccadilly perch, with floor to ceiling windows surrounding the dining area and an outside lounge area. It's the perfect venue for private hire in Manchester to host a corporate event, start a sophisticated birthday celebration or even host a wedding. Hire out the whole penthouse, or just enjoy a magical night with some friends. 

Splash the Cash £££

Cloud 23

5 user reviews

Cloud 23 bar in Manchester is a classy experience for those looking for stunning views to accompany their cocktail and champagne. Floor to ceiling glass windows provide eye catching views across Manchester and beyond, and visiting at night is highly recommended with the lights twinkling below. Highly recommended for impressing on a first date in Manchester or celebrating a memorable occasion, Cloud 23 is Manchester’s stairway to cocktail heaven. 

Splash the Cash £££

The River Bar and Restaurant is a stunning dining and drinking experience overlooking the River Irwell at the wonderful 5-star Lowry Hotel. With the additional of the gorgeous terrace (the longest in Manchester) you can enjoy soaking up the sun whilst sipping some fine wine or indulging in one of The River Bar’s tasty cocktails at this gorgeous Manchester bar.

Splash the Cash £££

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