Lounge Bars in Manchester

If you're looking for a relaxing evening in one of the many Manchester bars, then why not take a look at our list of excellent lounge bars. Decked out with comfy seating and offering some of the best drinks in the city, many of these bars rival the finest cocktail bars in Manchester with their extensive and impressive drinks menus and their tasty food menus too. From Deansgate bars to Chorlton Lounges, Manchester has you covered with relaxing spots all over the city for a lunch between hops or a pre-drink before a night visiting the many clubs in Manchester. So check out our recommended list of relaxing spots and enjoy!




Often frequented by suited co-workers straight out of the office, this lounge bar in the middle of Albert Square is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at your desk. With cheap deals all through the week, don't worry about your pennies. Put your feet up and chill with a drink in hand and an extensive drinks menu to choose from.

Lock 91

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Lock 91 is a lounge and late-night bar located in a 19th century lock keepers cottage and beautifully located on the Deansgate locks. Take a cosy armchair seat in the Reception Room or for those who like to play, head to Jack's Room, for pool, darts and a smoking terrace. It's one of the best bars in Manchester for some relaxation and isn't to be missed!

Blue Bar at DoubleTree

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Blue Bar is situated in the lobby of the DoubleTree Hilton in Piccadilly; suave and sophisticated, this late afternoon/evening hangout is perfect for some after-work drinks. For a cocktail bar in Manchester, Blue Bar also offers a small but strong classic and contemporary menu for you to enjoy. Relax in one of Manchester's best lounge bars, with ocean blue decor giving you a perfectly chilled out atmosphere. 

Roof Garden Playground

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On the roof of the Great John Street Hotel is the south facing Roof Garden Playground bar and lounge area. It has a fun atmosphere with food available from its BBQ area and cocktails, champagne and a great selection of beers, wines and spirits. Overlooking the city center from its Deansgate perch this stylish and comfortable lounge bar offers the perfect setting for a relaxing drink mid-shop or after a hard days work in the city. It is also a great location to avoid the frantic student nights in Manchester.