Just a hop, skip and a jump south of the city centre lies Didsbury, a leafy suburb that is chocked full of independent bars and traditional pubs. From the parks to the historical houses, this part of Manchester runs at a slower pace, making it great for a Sunday lunch or evening glass of wine. So whether you're or a local or looking for some different scenery, these are our pick of Didsbury's best bars.
This bar has a new look, involving upholstered chairs, funky ornaments and polished wooden floors that ooze sophistication. Take a trendy seat and order good food for low prices. With deals all through the week, such as the amazing 2-4-1 cocktails all day every day, you can be sure you can afford a top-notch occasion.
Located on Burton Road, Proove is the go-to for pizza in Didsbury, along with fronting a very strong cocktail menu. Stay hydrated with their list of classics, including the likes of negroni and porn star martini, or treat yourself with a decadent salted caramel espresso martini.
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 cheese and charcuterie boards. The decor is just as thought-out with vintage furnishings, gilded mirrors and exposed brick adding to the atmosphere.
Forget you're in Manchester at this Didsbury classic as Folk recreate balmy Mediterranean days on their summer terrace (as long as the weather is playing ball). Food and drink is sourced locally, including wine from their sister site Wine and Wallop, and ale from their own home brews, while food has 'homely' stamped all over it.
A classic pub 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, with fireplaces and old pictures on the wall, and there's an eclectic line-up of entertainment throughout the week, including a pub quiz and live music.
A slice of the Mediterranean in the heart of Didsbury, Pinchjo's is a tapas and cocktail bar that oozes a great laid back atmosphere. Family-run and a charming spot for an evening meal, the restaurant cooks up delicious flavours of Spain, alongside some hearty bottles of wine.
Late nights, bargain cocktails and a banging jukebox are the name of the game at this Didsbury stalwart, as The Drawing Room provides the party in this part of Manchester. And if you're not in the mood to dance, it's low lighting and long list of tipples will seduce you on a date night too.