Cheap Drinks in Manchester
Manchester can be an oh so expensive city to have a drink or three - if you don't know where to go that is. As residents of Manchester, we have put together a list of our recommended bars for all the best drinkonomical (cheap) drinks in Manchester. Cheap cocktails? Cheap wine? Cheap pints? There are some great little finds all over the area, from The Printworks to Oxford Road. We have everything from cheap bars with great happy hours, drink promotions and well priced drinks, to pocket friendly clubs that don't cost a fortune to get in to and have a drink.
Last updated on 30th January 2017
Boasting quite the collection of cocktails, Be At One are making quite the wave from their Barton Arcade spot in Manchester. Play a bit of cocktail roulette and taste some of their best weird and wonderful concoctions for affordable prices. If that wasn't enough you can get in on their happy hour every night from half 4!
The 555 Club is the jewel in the Liquor Store crown. Running at selected times throughout the week, visitors can snap up any given cocktails, two jagerbombs, two glasses of wine or two pints of Budweiser for nothing more than a crisp £5 note.
Part of the popular Baa Bar chain, the Deansgate Locks offering is famous for its £1 shooters and crazy shots menu. Close to Oxford Road and both University campuses Baa Bar Deansgate Locks caters perfectly to its student led clientele with cheap drinks and a party vibe, making it an easy option for cheap drinks in Manchester.
This Deansgate Locks champion offers plenty good value for money if you're on the wine. A glass of the white stuff is yours for as little as £3.25 and you can get two cocktails for just £7.95 up to 9pm in Happy Hour. Adding a bit of sparkle to the occasion? Well we should think so; a bottle of Prosecco is a very wallet-conscious £16.
Nicely furnished and modern, Missoula Piccadilly is another great city centre drinking spot. With student nights, cheap food and wallet-friendly drinks all week, this is great spot for cheap drinks in Manchester. Get yourself on that sun-trap roof terrace to soak up those rays come summertime.
Lock 91 is a bar, club & lounge located in a 19th century lock keepers cottage that has been restored to its former glory. Head down on any night from Tuesday to Saturday and enjoy great discounts on beer, wine and cocktails until 9pm. Cocktails for £3.75? Yes please!
With 2-4-1 cocktails all day every day, cheap bottles of wine (only £11.45!) every Wednesday and plenty of foodie deals along the way, there's no need to splash out at this Albert Square hang out. Enjoy delicious 'Bling' cocktails, unique to Albert Square and brimming with flavour, without emptying your pockets.
Made it down for a Black Dog Yappy Hour yet? Well you need to put that right. Kicking off for those early finishers at 4pm and running into the early evening, get selected cocktails for £4 or a carafe of wine for a fiver, and don’t forget that pizzas are going for just £3 all the while.
The Lost Dene are not only known for their bustling weekends, they're also known for their super cheap tipples. With their ever growing selection of drinks boasting some of the lowest prices in the city, guests can indulge in the likes of a pint for a mere £2.75, or even try their cocktails, which can arrive at your table in a fun filled pitcher for just £9.95.
Let your hair down and make your mark on an enormous range of cocktails at Revs. You could dabble in a menu featuring premium beers and spirits but it’s the mixed drinks that really steal the show here, with bartenders muddling hand-crafted vodkas with all kinds of flavoursome mixers. Best of all? There’s no less than four Revolution’s in Manchester for you to pick between.
Tiger Tiger attracts an eclectic young party crowd to The Printworks to enjoy an evening of cheap drinks and unrivalled atmosphere. You can enjoy a multitude of different rooms and vibes to offer greater variety to your evening. With karaoke and a top Happy Hour, Tiger Tiger is one of the most affordable places to party.
Happy hour reigns for a glorious 4 hours at this cheeky cocktail lounge. Mix it up with their selection of Old American drinks, Espresso themed libations and the Cord classics and newbies where you'll be sure to taste a signature twang. The sure destination for an after work tipple or a weekend belter.
Mid-week deals are what keep Walrus on the affordable end of drinking in Manchester. A hot to trot plot not only of stunning cocktails and contemporary booths, if your wallet is looking particulary slim that month, Walrus certainly wont be bogging you down with hardy prices.