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.
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.
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.
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.
It doesn't get much more beautiful than the golden glow of Three Little Words, hidden beneath the railway arches on Weston Street. An altar to all things gin, this place neighbours The Spirit of Manchester distillery and is bursting with quirky charm and original features.
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.
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.
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.