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 joints to luxurious cocktail bars and exclusive haunts, these are a few of the really great bars in Manchester.

Last updated on 14th November 2017

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Rosso

4 user reviews

For a gorgeous night to remember and a great bar in Manchester to visit, you've got Rosso. Sample on their 555 cocktail menu for after-work drinks or feast on their delicious selection of British and Italian food. And if you're not sold of sophistication alone, they have a rotating roster of amazing singers to keep you entertained too.

Splash the Cash £££
King Street

Manchester235

5 user reviews
Manchester235
2-4-1 Cocktails and 1 other offer available.

An all-round impressive experience, don't miss out on one of Manchester's fun and swanky bars. Try the extensive cocktail menu while sinking into their sumptuous seating, 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
Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter
50% off food Mondays and 8 other offers available.

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

Lock 91

9 user reviews

Transformed from a 19th Century lock keeper’s cottage, Lock 91 is filled with cute little features and several different rooms for you to get lost in. Come here for a wonderful selection of cocktails, lager, ales and wine, all while enjoying the canal side terrace or the music from their cool sound system.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

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. Situated in 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

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

A fun and quirky bar in Manchester, Apotheca mashes contemporary flourishes with cool touches to create a unique Northern Quarter bar. Grab one of their expertly made cocktails and take to the dancefloor, or eat a tasty pizza or two, either way, you are going to have a great time.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

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

Noho

5 user reviews

There's plenty of room to boogie around and great bartenders to whip you up something tasty, so there's no wonder that people consider Noho one of the funnest chic bars in Manchester. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn

3 user reviews

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

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