Didsbury Bars

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.

Last updated on 9th November 2021

A traditional British local in the heart of leafy West Didsbury, The Woodstock Arms is one of the area’s most popular pubs thanks to its mega beer garden and pub menu. Boasting plenty of period features…

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 Didsbury

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More of a traditional pub than a bar, The Didsbury is a classic country pub in the heart of Didsbury. Located next to the former village green, the pub continues the cuteness inside with wooden beams, fireplaces and cosy corners, with a menu of pub grub.

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

Wine and Wallop

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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.


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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.

The Fletcher Moss

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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.

This Burton Road hangout is just as popular in the morning as it is in the evening. Start your day with one of their healthy brunches before heading back come nighttime for smart wines, classic cocktails and a cool roster of live music.

The Drawing Room

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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.

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 and IPAs on the taps.