Cloud 23 is a classy experience if you're looking for enviable views to accompany cocktails and Champagne. While huge windows provide eye-catching views across Manchester and beyond, a visit at night is highly recommended with the lights twinkling below.
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.
Honest Burgers have arrived in Manchester and they are serving some serious looks. The much-loved chain does what it says on the tin: aged patties and delicious toppings. For this outpost, they've also teamed up with Runaway Brewery for a secret little terrace that overlooks the city centre.
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.
Private members' club Brass can afford to be exclusive when the views are this beautiful. Located atop Hotel Gotham, this rooftop spot looks out over some of Manchester's most beautiful buildings, or, if that's not an option, Honey Restaurant is open to the public and has equally as gorgeous scenes.
It doesn't get much slinkier than The Ivy and the Spinningfields 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.
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.
It claims to be Manchester's highest restaurant, so you can bet on the views at the top. 20 Stories is a stylish all-day destination that has one hell of a terrace, with themes that change regularly. That means wintertime igloos and a tropical summery paradise so you can nab a space outside for views all around.
No matter what the weather, this Manchester hotspot has got you covered - literally. Head up to The Restaurant Bar and Grill's terrace come rain or shine for views of the city centre, along with a smart cocktail list and DJ sets over the weekend.