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 15th December 2016
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'.
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 one of their small plates, which are so good you won't want to share with anyone, not even your boss.
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.
Looking to grab a beer after work in Manchester? In the know and brimming with a prim and proper selection of craft pints, No.1 Watson Street isn't just the cool and casual option for those post-office bevvies, their roster of beers make them the most sensible decision you've made all day.
If you're craving a stiff drink after a long day at work, Missoula is a great place to hit up. With Happy Hour at 4pm-9pm Sunday-Friday, de-stress for less in chic surroundings. And if you're hungry after a snack-free sit at your desk, check out the mouth-watering menu and order anything from burgers to burritos.
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.
Hit Deansgate’s Slug & Lettuce to take full advantage of the happily affordable drinks and the lively atmosphere. We’ll start by pointing out that cocktails are 2-4-1 all day, every day. Nope, there’s no catch. On to the wine, where all bottles are available at £11.45 on Wednesdays, and there’s 4 Jagerbombs for £12 if talk is turning towards a more full-on party.
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.
After the huff and the puff of a working day in Manchester, it's important to unwind naturally, and casually. Giving you all that alongside Parisian bites, affordable bottles of wine and beer, Montpellier's sweep that office stress under the rug with their chilled interiors and informal vibes.
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.