Best Bars in Manchester

With small bijou cocktail bars, swish drinking dens and hundreds of cool and quirky hotspots to choose from, this city home to some of the finest watering holes in the country. Don't get overwhelmed by all the choice, simply check our handpicked selection of liquid lairs in the city and hit up one of the best bars in Manchester for a memorable night out. 

Last updated on 10th March 2021

The Lawn Club

176 user reviews 4

It's safe to say that when the sun comes out? So does half of Manchester. Luckily there's a new Spinningfields spot for you to head - The Lawn Club is a wonderland of all things alfresco drinking and dining, with fruity cocktails, comfy deck chairs and private pods to hire.

Hidden above Cane and Grain, Science and Industry is the cocktail haunt that's serving up date night vibes and quality drinks in equal measure. Whether you like yours classic, quirky or Insta-worthy, there's something for all tastes here.

The Liquor Store

19 user reviews 4

The Liquor Store is a tribute to all things Manchester, adorned with pictures of it's greatest people, playing it's greatest tunes and even with a cocktail list inspired by the city itself. As well as that, the venue offers a little city centre hideaway where you can party or chat in your own reserved area.

Dirty Martini Manchester

334 user reviews 4

Eyeing up the very top of the city's cocktail scene, Dirty Martini uses an arsenal of ingredients to curate an impressive menu. You'll find all kinds of martinis alongside great tasting small plates and sharing boards. Perfect for group nights out or casual drinks, this cocktail bar promises to leave you grinning from ear to ear. 

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This cool Northern Quarter bar is one of the area's liveliest late night haunts. Tucked away in a cool New York-style basement, the bar boasts innovative cocktails, great beers and plenty of booth style seating amongst four full-sized pool tables. Fancy making a night of it? There's plenty of space to dance and great DJs at the weekend.