Cocktail Bars in Manchester
Manchester has some amazing cocktail bars that serve up not only the finest in classic cocktails but some stunning signature drinks that will have you desperate for one more sip. Whether you're looking for the fun bars in Manchester or a swanky and classy lounge bar, there are some amazing choices in Manchester and they all have one thing in common... they serve up cocktails to die for! Check out our list of recommended cocktail bars in Manchester to find the perfect spot to enjoy that perfect cocktail.
Last updated on 14th November 2017
Cabana puts the fun back into Brazilian styled bars with their vibrant interior and playful cocktails. They serve a selection of Brazil-inspired drinks, such as the flavoured Caiprinhas to the blended Batidas. While drinking their tasty array of cocktails, why not sample some of their food: everything from grilled spicy Malagueta Chicken to sweet potato fries, all while sitting in their cool up-scaled interior.
This Mad Men style drinking den in the Northern Quarter has a great selection of cocktails, taking inspiration from both New York and the UK. Try their Beer in the Bronx which combines gin, IPA syrup, pink grapefruit juice and vermouth.
This tiki tropical treat is a haven right in the middle of Manchester. Enjoy this thriving dance floor every night and with cocktails of every shape, colour and size, served in everything from flamenco mugs to tribal trinkets, this is the perfect hot spot for a quality cocktail in Manchester.
Manchester's latest late-night cocktail bar is the Cane and Grain on Thomas Street. The bar will specialise in is all things American; think bourbon cocktails, mouth-watering Southern cuisine and all the rustic vibes that you can handle. Alongside an upstairs cocktail bar area, the 'Liar's Lounge' offers guests a late-night Tiki experience, while the venue's 'Ribs Joint' is all about serving delectable lunch time dishes and culinary treats.
With fabulous cocktails including 'The Stone Rose' and 'The Salford Cide-Kick', this cool late night Deansgate cocktail bar pays homage to its hometown in everything from its drinks to its music and decor. Open from 11am-3am every day of the week, The Liquor Store makes the ideal spot for cocktails at any time of day or night.
For a great selection of cocktails, head down to Lock 91; a classic Deansgate Locks bar situated in a restored 19th century lock keepers cottage. A fantastic array awaits you thanks to their cleverly curated list and top mixologists. Whether you fancy a classic or something a little out there, Lock 91 have got you cocktail covered.
The cocktail institution and all around party starters, Be At One have brought their nightlife philosophy to the Barton Arcade. Come and play cocktail roulette with their incredible collection of cool and quirky drinks and experience a fun night out at the hands of this electric cocktail bar in Manchester.
Dirty Martini Manchester targets the very top of the city's late night ladder. Using an arsenal of different ingredients, the bar staff have curated an impressive menu, featuring 14 different types of martini, alongside great tasting small plates and sharing boards. Head down with your mates and soak up all the fun-loving vibes on offer at this swanky cocktail bar.
Sure, a lot of bars can claim themselves mixologists, but there's something about Arcane that truly sticks. Not only boasting come of the most unique cocktails in Manchester, their brooding NY vibes, knowledgable staff and date night charm stand them in stunning, drinking stead.
Taking up residency in the Corn Exchange, Banyan is a sumptuous cocktail den which offer a stylish and relaxed ambience for a few cocktails. An all-day spot for drinking and dining, find your way to their open bar area and pick something from the Stylishly Beautiful section of the menu; it’s packed full of creative drinks that are a treat for all the senses.
Another great themed cocktail bar in Manchester; this time welcome to Latin America with Revolucion De Cuba, a great bar with even greater cocktails. Try some of their classic frozen cocktails whilst kicking back and listening to some of their smooth live music. With some top Mexican food also on offer, you'd be a fool to ignore this place!
This sleek interior with its wood-paneled bar and warming butterfly wallpaper is a cocktail paradise in the middle of Manchester's Piccadilly. Serving your tipples in tea-pots or in tall glasses with sugar-coated rims, you can be as classy or as cosy as you like - either way, your drinks will be deliciously balanced and punchingly potent.
A brilliant Northern Quarter speakeasy bar thats list of classic cocktails and vibrant fruity numbers is endangering it's ability to stay secret! Just off Stevenson Square in the heart of the bohemian Northern Quarter The Fitzgerald is perfect for cocktail connoisseurs and good time drinkers alike!
Kosmonaut's smart black bricked exterior hides a sharp bar, that's stocked with everything needed to make any cocktail from. Should you have a craving for something off the menu, don't be afraid to ask the hugely experienced staff for a new take on your old favourite at this top cocktail bar in Manchester.
Tusk Bar in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter is a cool African-themed cocktail bar with tribal wallpaper and masks adorning the walls. Cocktails are a major attraction, so expect flavourful, fruity combinations that carry a punch along with their own impressive signature crafted cocktails.
Churning out drinks in a cutesy and British fashion, Rosylee is a fresh and charming cocktail bar in Manchester known for their gastro bites and bohemian tipples. Head on down for dinner and stay in their lush tiled plot for mojitos and more.
The Milton Club is one of the most chic cocktail bars in Manchester. Drinks are a fine art at this slick private members bar, from classic recipes infused with rare spirits to bespoke modern concoctions. With plush booths and luxe surroundings, this Deansgate bar is one of the most glamorous cocktail joints in the city.