Basement Bars in Manchester
Looking for somewhere snug to get away from the cold? Manchester has some amazing basement bars that are perfect for just that. Enjoy drinks in the comfortable surroundings of some of Manchester's finest underground havens. So whether you are after a subterranean cocktail bar or just a good old fashioned speakeasy then Manchester's basement bars will be right up your street.
Last updated on 1st September 2016
The Liquor Store is a hidden Manchester gem serving up good cocktails, good food and good times from its discreet basement spot just around the corner from the main bars of Deansgate. Open from 11am to 3am every day of the week, this cool and quirky Manchester bar makes a great spot for drinks or food at any time of the day or night - make sure you check it out when you want a furtive drinking den in Manchester.
Basement by nature, boozy by character comes Dive NQ. Head underground to this secretive hangout where neighbourhood vibes are strong and the physique of an American diner, with Deep South bites at the heart, will pull you in. They only know one volume down here and that's loud, so come and lap up the buzzing atmosphere for a fun night out in Manchester.
Go down some stairs and wander into one of the Northern Quarter's best basement bars; decked out with pool tables, a long bar, a DJ booth and a dancefloor, not to mention their secret room! A great place to dive into and spend an evening Black Dog Ballroom is cool, underground and popular making it of the best nights out in town. Reserve your booth, pool table or private room at Black Dog Ballroom in advance to beat the queues.
Tucked away in a Northern Quarter back street, Montpellier's is a hidden gem with an even more hidden basement. Cosy and characterful, the basement at Montpellier's has a quirky layout with nooks and crannies that are ideal for date nights or drinks with friends - as well as a decent sized live room equipped with HD TV. Ideal for birthday parties or special events, the basement is also available to hire.
Hula Tiki Lounge is another of Manchester's cool Tiki-themed bar, and with a fish tank built into part of the descent, you feel like you've transported from the streets of the Northern Quarter to somewhere truly tropical. The cocktails are to die for and the party vibe is great in this basement haven. Manchester has a great selection of basement bars, but Hula Tiki definitely ranks at the top.
One of the most unique basement bars in Manchester, Twenty Twenty Two isn't just a haven for those with artsy inclinations and laid-back hangs, the ping pong tables at this Northern haunt make for a fun filled night out in the city.
Corbieres Wine Cavern's entrance is located in a small side street, step down the stairs into the spacious bar area that resembles a cavernous wine cellar (hence the name). Cute and cosy and perfect for dates, Corbieres is one of Manchester's nicest basement bars with a warm and friendly vibe and great tapas to boot.
One of Manchester's finest basement bars, Cord is tucked away from the main Northern Quarter hub and its basement bar throws as good a party as you'll find in Manchester. With a great drinks selection and DJs packing out this underground drinking spot Cord is one of Manchester's premier basement bars. If you're heading along with friends, book in advance to reserve a booth so you're guaranteed a spot.
Black Dog in New Wakefield Street has always been a venue teeming with life, and their basement bar is no different. A Mexican tequila den brimming with colour and life, head on down for the DJs but stick around for the South American jolly.