Great Bars in Manchester

There's a huge slew of bars in Manchester all competing for your attention, so it's worth doing your research to make sure you aren't spending your precious pennies in somewhere that's just average. Here, we've helpfully put together a list of the best bars in Manchester that won't leave you disappointed. From funky Cuban bars to luxurious cocktail bars and exclusive bars, these are a few of the really great bars in Manchester.

Last updated on 7th July 2016

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Lock 91

9 user reviews

On a sunny day, Lock 91 is the perfect bar in Manchester to be with its outdoor terrace and plentiful drinks selection. If the weather isn't too good though head inside to one of their many rooms including a games room and clubbing room; all of which are available for private hire. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

Manchester235

5 user reviews

An all-round impressive experience, don't miss out on the great bar of Manchester235; recently refurbished to a high standard with sumptuous seating and interiors. Try the extensive cocktail menu, and once the drinks are finished, head over to the tables for a late-night gaming experience at this cool Manchester bar.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate

Rosso

4 user reviews

For a gorgeous night to remember and a great bar in Manchester to visit, head over to Rosso for a sophisticated evening. Sample their 555 cocktail menu after-work or head to the bar for some cocktails after dinner. With live music from the finest singers, Rosso is definitely not one to miss out on. 

Splash the Cash £££
King Street

For a great bar in Manchester with an American speakeasy twist, head over to Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter where pool, hot dogs and great beers are on the cards. Stay for the hiphop evenings throughout the weekend or head under the stairs to their private bar for the perfect little hideaway with friends.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews

Don't forget to check out Dusk til Pawn for a top Manchester bar with a difference. Situated within an old fortune teller's shop behind a pawn shop facade (there really are old TVs and radios in the windows!); experience every tasty combination their bartenders can come up with. Oh and don't forget about their award-winning jukebox with pretty much every record you could imagine on. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Apotheca

5 user reviews

This cool Manchester cocktail bar is packed most of the night with young professionals sampling their extensive cocktail menu. Try something on the menu or let them whip up their own inspiration. Top this off with cocktail masterclasses available and tasty pizzas from Dough next door and you've got a great Northern Quarter bar.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Cloud 23

5 user reviews

If you're looking for a top bar in Manchester, then a visit to Cloud 23 is a must-do on your list. Situated at the heart of the Hilton Hotel; head to the 23rd floor for stunning views over Manchester and gorgeous cocktails. Popular with the rich and glamorous; Cloud 23 is the perfect place to treat your loved one for a night to remember.

Splash the Cash £££
Deansgate

Situated in the heart of MediaCity, On the 7th is a private members club that is well worth a visit. With stunning cocktails, sumptuous food and their own screening room which can be hired out for private cinema viewings - it's definitely one of the top bars of Manchester. Not one to be missed!

Happily Affordable ££
Salford Quays

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn

3 user reviews

One of our DMN favourites, Luck Lust Liquor & Burn is a top Manchester restaurant bar situated in the heart of the Northern Quarter with delicious food and strong drinks. Famous for their Lageritas (in halves or a pint); they also have an extensive cocktail selection served in all many of things from martini glasses to tin cups.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Noho

5 user reviews

Just next door to Dusk til Pawn lies Noho; the bigger sister with plenty of room to boogie around and great bartenders who will whip you up anything you desire. Party the night away in one of the top Manchester bars with the weekend crowd or hire out the whole venue for yourself - you can even project your own movies on to one of their walls! 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

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