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, knowledgeable staff and date night charm stand them in stunning, drinking stead.
Cocktail Bars in Manchester
Manchester has some amazing cocktail bars that serve up not only the finest in classic mixes but some stunning signature drinks that will have you desperate for one more sip. Whether you're looking for something fun and quirky or swanky and classy, there are some amazing choices in the city and they all have one thing in common... they serve up mixes to die for! Here's our list of recommended cocktail bars in Manchester.
Taking up residency in the Corn Exchange, Banyan is a stylish restaurant and cocktail den which offers a cool, relaxed ambiance for a few drinks. An all-day spot for every occasion, their open bar area is extra-special for its creative drinks that are a treat for all the senses.
With fabulous mixes including 'Firestarter' and 'The Walking Dead', this late night Deansgate bar pays homage to pop culture in everything from its drinks to the music and decor. With its laid-back vibe and quirky menu, The Liquor Store makes the ideal spot for cocktails, any time.
This tiki tropical treat is a haven right in the middle of the city. 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.
For a great selection of cocktails from classics to creative standout venue creations, head down to Lock 91. One of Manchester most loved hidden gems situated in a restored 19th century lock keepers cottage, this place offers carefully-created mixes from experts that are absolutely perfect for sipping under the sun on their outdoor spaces.
Another great themed bar; this time welcome to Latin America with Revolucion De Cuba, a fun bar with vibrant cocktails. Try some of their classic frozen creations while kicking back and listening to their smooth live music and grazing on Cuban eats.
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.
Using an arsenal of different ingredients, the bar staff at Dirty Martini have curated an impressive drinks menu, 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.
Boasting industrial-chic interiors, large windows and wooden furnishings, The Foundry Project is an undeniably cool place for cocktails. To sweeten the deal, you can sip on creations such as the Bitter and Lifted or the Juniper Bloom for just a fiver each during happy hour.
The Sunset Bar by Australasia is basically an Instagram paradise. Think juicy martinis, soft pink furnishings and a a large neon sign on a heated terrace that's perfect for posing. However, it's not all style no substance here as Australasia's cocktail menu is equally as swish as the decor.
An elegant bar and eatery in Piccadilly, Brasserie Anode blends European and British delicacies with sublime results. Explore their menu of handcrafted cocktails while chomping away on a bottomless brunch, afternoon tea or sumptuous Sunday roast.
Hidden away in the basement, BAB's cocktail bar opens on Fridays and Saturdays only. Come here for signature classics and unique twists, before dancing the night away to the best disco, funk and soul tunes around. Alternatively, keep your eyes peeled for special events, from live music to drag bingo.
A brilliant Northern Quarter speakeasy bar whose list of classic cocktails and Champagne is endangering its ability to stay secret. Just off Stevenson Square, The Fitzgerald is perfect for cocktail connoisseurs and good time drinkers alike.
Tucked away behind a non-descriptive facade, Convenience Store is a cool, quirky cocktail haunt that's brimming with kooky humour. Head over to the Northern Quarter and sample their menu of sweetie-inspired creations that are sure to leave you grinning, not just because of the sugar rush.
A sleek cocktail haunt with Japanese-inspired mixes, Cottonopolis boasts a sultry aesthetic in the evenings with dimmed lighting, exposed brickwork and hanging fauna. By day however, it acts as a cool hangout for a boozy brunch or Sunday roast, it's a jack-of-all-trades in that way.
A chic hideaway on New York Street, The Alchemist is a drinking den that will inspire you with its dark imagery, hanging light bulbs and decadent lounge sofas. Stocking a varied range of spirits in their antique cabinets, this bar has no shortage of signature lip-smacking creations on the menu.
Hidden away on Jackson's Row, Speak In Code is a clandestine cocktail bar in Manchester. It may be a low-key hideaway, but the cocktails are anything but. Think quirky mixes, impressive presentation and attentive service coupled with music from soul to hip-hop.