Industrial Bars in Manchester

We don't know if you've noticed, but there's been something of a trend occurring in Manchesters bars: the industrial. From plush exposed planks and bare brick to dusty nooks and concrete caverns, stripped interiors are the new bar chic; be them Northern Quarter crooners or city centre taverns, modernity has been replaced with exposed materials. And guess what? It's really rather nice. Check out our recommendations for some of the best industrial themed bars in Manchester, working your way around warehouse style plots and cool cocktail collectives. 

El Capo

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One of the newest kids on the Northern Quarter plot, El Capo is not only one of the tip top spots in the city to grab your tequila tipples, you're likely to find some cracking industrial interiors to boot. Boasting bare brick bones, a bar back made of recycled crates and ceilings where wooden planks reign supreme, you'll get both your South American fix and cool cocktails to boot.

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Make no bones about this infamous Manchester pup, toting interiors that work with the bare body of the building it resides in, Black Dog Ballroom have replaced the contemporary with the industrial and the cool. From bare brick and gruff leather booths to low hanging ceilings and exposed pipes, Black Dog Ballroom is a cool spot for industrial tipples in the heart of the Northern Quarter.

BrewDog Manchester

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Oh Brewdog, infamous for industrial interiors the UK, and now the globe over. Stripping bare their archway plot and retaining a den of cool, Brewdog have disputed geometrical shapes and contemporary clutter for raw brickwork, steel settings and exposed lamps. A craft beer cavern with laid back cool in its beer based blood, Brewdog is just the destination for warehouse style interiors. 

It's a warehouse for cocktail's sake, we don't think you can get much more industrial than this, do you? House in the bare bones of the Victoria Warehouse, this plush bar boasts some of the best exposed interiors in the city. From steel beams and vintage furniture to a building that retains all of its original, and ageing charm, Victoria Warehouse is just the ticket for bare structures and industrial innards.

The Dockyard

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A traditional pub from the chaps behind Damson MediaCity, you're set to find more than just cracking cask ales and keg faring tipples at this Salford Quays venue. From worn chesterfields and steel lamps to bare wood work and metal flanks, The Dockyard is a top notch and affordable destination for drinks in a great industrial enviroment.