Best For After Work Drinks in Manchester

Wanting to find a couple of good bars in Manchester to relax in after work? Try our recommended list of chilled out spots from great beer and live sport to fruity cocktails and fancy food. Whether you're looking out of town or just after a drink before you get your train home, the city's nightlife has you covered with bars all over the city perfect for that after work tipple. 

Last updated on 27th August 2019

Flight Club Manchester

603 user reviews 5

Book a lunch table for a group of 6 or more & we’ll treat you to a bottle of prosecco!*

If you're looking to let of a little steam after work, look no further than this fun time quirky bar. The home of social darts, you can get involved in multiplayer games, sip on ice cold beers, soak up slushie cocktails and dig into sharing plates.

Bottomless Brunch and 3 other offers

Need yourself a seriously strong tipple come the evening? Head over to The Refinery, a chic spot in Spinningfields that serves all your boozy needs. The menu is filled with goodies such as a Tiki punch through to the classic Espresso Martini. 

Happy Hour and 3 other offers

Find this cool New York style bar in the Northern Quarter. With a Mad Men vibe, the bar has a great cocktail list which is perfect for stopping by after work, or if you're peckish grab a menu and try some of their great new food, which is so good you won't want to share with anyone, not even your boss.

Cane and Grain

3 user reviews 4

The Cane and Grain is the latest bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter that's obsessed with all things Southern related; think mouth-watering ribs, bourbon cocktails and bacon-flavoured popcorn. Created by the nightlife master minds of Ross Mackenzie and Lyndon Higginson, the venue boasts 3 dazzling areas. Alongside the upstairs cocktail bar, guests can relaxed with a Tiki-themed beverage in the 'Liar's Lounge' or can tuck into a great selection of culinary treats in the 'Ribs Joint'.

BrewDog Manchester

67 user reviews 4

Wings Wednesday and 2 other offers

BrewDog Manchester is located on Peter Street in Deansgate and is one of the city's premier craft beer bars in Manchester. Boasting a range of world beers that is frankly very impressive; this Manchester drinking hole is smart and fresh, adding a new side to traditional beer drinking. The perfect place to park up after work and wind down with your friends; it's all about people who enjoy a good pint with good company.

Lock 91

9 user reviews 4

If you need to wind down after a hard working day, then head down to Lock 91 for a relaxed after-work drink. A great selection of drinks awaits you with a gorgeous outdoor terrace to enjoy the (fleeting) Manchester sunshine in. Happy hour also runs from 5pm – 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday with selected cocktails for £3.75 as well as selected bottles of beer for £2.50. So find out more and book online here.

The Beagle

2 user reviews 4

A beer house mixed with a swanky dining room, The Beagle in Chorlton combines a vast selection of cask, keg and bottled beers with a great food menu. Sip on their locally brewed Beagle Best or choose from a wide range of wheat beer, porter or stout; all enjoyed on a covered outside seating area which is perfect for a few drinks after work or a bite to eat with friends in this great South Manchester bar.