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.
Last updated on 15th August 2016
Whilst we know it's no surprise that another Northern Quarter venue has landed itself in our industrial list, they do do warehouse very well, Trof is a great bar to dally in nonetheless. Known for its bare brickwork, exposed low bearing ceilings and broody vibes, Trof is playing with the industrial in a slightly more chic, yet all the more fun fashion.
Ultimately cool with an urban edge, Cane and Grain is one of the best industrial inspired bars in Manchester with good reason. While not all their spaces are made up of seemingly sourced materials, their main bar space is awash with retro pieces, copper, lead, steel and more.
Infamous under the Trof umbrella, Gorilla has followed suit with its fellow venues, boasting nothing but the best when it comes to cool plots and industrial interiors. Found in a railway arch of all places, this bar-cum-restaurant-cum-music venue is laden in up-cycled treats. From walls clad in planks and steel pan lamps to boisterous bare brick, it's slick and it's raw.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.