Not just a pretty face in Deansgate, Dirty Martini likes to have a good time. The party bar is full of stunning design features, from neon angel wings through to futuristic light fittings; when you're not gawping at the interiors, grab one of their twists on a Martini.
Beautiful Bars in Manchester
As the old saying goes, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. But when the covers look like this, it's very hard not to fall head over heels for these gorgeous Manchester cocktail spots. From 1920s style drinking dens through to transformed industrial warehouses, the city is full of pretty faces. Whether it's a date night or you just need a little treat, take one of Manchester's most beautiful bars for a spin.
Set in a Grade-II listed Northern Quarter building, Cottonopolis is a site for sore eyes. The industrial bar nods to Manchester's past, from its name (the former nickname of the city based on the cotton trade), through to the metal structures above the bar.
Bringing Japanese minimalism to Manchester, Peter Street Kitchen has transformed its historical space with clean white lines and furniture. There's touches of Asia too, with painted pots above and tiny bonsai trees decorating the bar.
Inspired by a Victorian circus, Flight Club is full of quirky touches - and that's aside from the state-of-the-art darts games. Keep an eye out for old carousel horses, faded signs and paintings of times gone by.
A Central Manchester spot that's inspired by the Grand Hotels of 1920s Europe, Vesper combines emerald greens with clean whites for a classic look. Order the bar's namesake, nab one of the booths and make like Bond at this glamorous space.
Modelled on the turn of the century and exploration, Grand Pacific is a tropical palace. Set in a historical space, the beautiful bar features arched windows that are reminiscent of a cathedral and panelled ceilings. On the interiors side, lights look like clumps of palm leaves and the private room mixes pine furniture with botanical wall paper.
It may be what's on the inside that counts, but Sunset by Australasia is a looker through and through. Nab a spot on the heated terrace, which is a wonderland of candy coloured pinks and flower walls, while inside the blush tones are matched with brass accents and cream walls.
There's three floors of beautiful to explore with Spinningfields bar and restaurant The Ivy, but we recommend the second: Ivy Asia. Prepare for gasp-inducing looks, with a jade floor, emerald green booths and a golden ceiling.
Low lit and full of cooper colours, The Alchemist is a moody cocktail den that emulates an apothecary. And it's not just the interiors; this New York Street Bar specialises in OTT cocktails, full of billowing smoke, dry ice and even a foaming concoction.
From the blushed pink seats to the huge angel-like sculptures and flower walls, Menagerie is fit, and it knows it. This beautiful Manchester bar is covered in head to toe in pretty touches, including their inventive cocktail list.
Relatively new on Manchester's drinking scene, Blind Tyger is low-key and au natural when it comes to looks. Modelled on a speakeasy, the venue has wooden clad walls, intimate booths and bookshelves full of curiosities, from books through to taxidermy.
One of the best rooftop bars in Manchester, 20 Stories boasts sprawling views out over the city, as well as afternoon tea, British dishes and Sunday brunch. Soak it all up with a great selection of wine and signature cocktails. Don't miss the seasonal igloos; from summer to winter.