Didsbury Bars

Just a hop, skip and a jump south of the city centre lies Didsbury, a leafy suburb that is packed full of independent watering holes and traditional boozers. From the parks to the historical houses, this part of Manchester runs at a slower pace, making it great for a Sunday lunch or chilled out evening glass of wine. So, whether you're or a local or looking for some different scenery, these are our top picks of Didsbury bars.

The Woodstock Arms

Looking for pubs in Didsbury with a beer garden? The Woodstock Arms has you covered with their sprawling outdoor space, tempting pub grub, artisan spirits and premium craft ales. It's the perfect place for a leisurely lunch or post-work drinks with mates.


Saison are fronting a handpicked selection of lagers and beers with 16 kegs, 4 casks and over 40 bottles to choose from, plus plenty of other pours on offer too, making it one of the top bars in West Didsbury. Topping it off? Their open mic nights and live music offerings are a real hoot.

Wine and Wallop

The clue is in the title at this Didsbury bar; Wine and Wallop is a charming date night spot that pairs 100s of bottles of plonk with tasty brunches and gorgeous evening meals. The decor is just beaut, with vintage furnishings, gilded mirrors and exposed brick adding to the atmosphere. For a balmy day? Check out the terrace at sister site, Folk.


Neighbourhood drinking and dining den Volta is one of West Didsbury's most popular hangouts, serving up delectable small plates, cocktails and wine. The swish industrial-style decor fronts a slate bar, exposed brickwork, old school bistro signage and a sleek terrace for summer months, so the interiors offer up just as much eye candy.

Albert's Didsbury

Whether it's a special occasion or you're just feeling fancy, Albert's Didsbury is a smart restaurant bar that's perfect for dinner and dates. If you're not hungry enough for a full meal, nab a space at their bar for sharing boards, small plates and bubbles.

The Fletcher Moss

A traditional boozer in the heart of Didsbury, The Fletcher Moss has got a little something for everyone, whether it be the latest football matches or a pint of locally brewed ale. Decor leans to classic pub vibes, with fireplaces and old pictures on the wall, and there's an eclectic lineup of entertainment throughout the week.


Located on Burton Road, Proove is the go-to for pizza in the area, along with fronting a very strong cocktail menu. Stay hydrated with their list of classics, including the likes of negronis and porn star martinis, or treat yourself with a decadent salted caramel espresso martini.

The Didsbury

For pubs in Didsbury with food, this boozer is a classic pick. Located next to the former village green, The Didsbury continues a traditional feel inside with wooden beams, fireplaces and cosy corners. As for the grub? Think indulgent brunches, Sunday roasts and all kinds of hearty plates.

Expo Lounge

Casual, laid back and with a terrace overlooking Wilmslow Road, Expo Lounge is one of Didsbury's hottest spots. Aiming to be a home away from home, the venue has everything you need to hole up for the day, with a mismatch of quirky furniture, sippable cocktails and IPAs on tap.

Mary & Archie

If bars in Didsbury on Burton Road are what your after, Mary & Archie is the popular hangout for you. Start your day with one of their hearty or healthy brunches, before heading here come nighttime for smart wines, classic cocktails and a cool roster of live music.