Castlefield is undoubtedly one of the more picturesque areas of Manchester to go for a drink or two, particularly during the summer months when it gets especially busy. The historic surroundings cater for some of Manchester's coolest and best bars, offering a superabundance of exciting cocktails, wholesome ale, exotic spirits and classy wines. If it's a spectacular architectural backdrop you're looking for, then we recommend you head down to any number of Castlefield's best bars.
From its humble beginnings as a stable block for horses, Dukes 92 was transformed into Manchester's original bar and grill. These days this top Castlefield bar boasts private events spaces, a grill restaurant, canalside terrace and balcony looking over the canal.
Head over to Lock 91 for a great Castlefield bar; perfect for any occasion or weather! When the sun's shining; step out on to their gorgeous outdoor terrace with views over Castlefield. When the weather's not too great; stay warm inside in their plethora of rooms; all of which are available for private hire from a cool club room to a relaxing bar with pool tables perfect for a evening with friends.
Shimmy on down to The Banyan Tree to check out a cosy Castlefield bar with leather sofas, chandeliers and a busy well stocked bar area. Perfect for a meal, a few drinks with friends or maybe even a romantic evening with that someone special, The Banyan Tree offers something for everyone with cocktails, guest beers and an extensive menu of international meals with locally sourced ingredients.
When it comes to eating in Castlefield, there's only the one place for it and that's Albert's Shed. Primed for special occasions and date nights aplenty, this hearty restaurant promises gastro favourites alongside a roster of international wines.
As one of Manchester's most prominent and quirky bars, expect to be treated like royalty. In its Castlefield surroundings, Barca now offers a multitude of bars and three private function suites for all to enjoy. This venue also knows how to balance the family friendly atmosphere with its vibrant chic style, whilst always maintaining that they provide a worthwhile experience for all their customers. So if you like your bars in a fabulous setting with an impressive beer, wine and spirit list, then this is for you.
Another venue situated by the waters edge, The Wharf is a bar cum restaurant that provides a nice balance between warm ambience and great service. Although based in a large building there are more than enough alcoves, nooks and crannies to make yourself comfy in throughout the course of your stay. The Wharf also supplies six cask ales, a solid wine list and over a hundred malts, making it one of Manchester's best Castlefield bars.