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!

Last updated on 22nd August 2016

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What better way to relax than to sit back and put your feet up by the musical tinkle of Spinningfield's most peaceful natural feature, the River Irwell. Let the water wash away your woes as you sip at 2-4-1 cocktails (another reason to realx, your pennies are safe!) and let this venue put the lounge in lounge bar.

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The Pen & Pencil

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The Pen & Pencil
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Whether you're looking for a space to work during the day or to relax after work for drinks, Northern Quarter's The Pen & Pencil is great for all occasions. The bare-brick walls and New York-style bar give the restaurant bar a chilled out atmosphere, and with day and evening menus, there's always something to nibble on.

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Northern Quarter

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.

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Albert Square

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!

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Deansgate Locks

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.

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One Lounge Bar

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One Lounge Bar is a comfy lounge bar in the West Didsbury area of South Manchester. If you're looking for a swanky cocktail bar in Manchester or somewhere to relax after work, One Lounge Bar caters for all with its great menu of beers, wines and spirits with all cocktails costing just £4 before 9pm, 7 days a week. It's popular with locals looking for a stop-off on the way home from work as entry is free and those looking for somewhere to start their night before clubbing in Manchester. 

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The Jackalope

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The Jackalope is a cool and ambient lounge bar located in the lovely Manchester suburb of Chorlton. Whether you’re after some nice after work drinks, a Manchester bar where you can grab a great beer with friends, or a cool bar in Manchester to enjoy some quality live music, then look no further than The Jackalope and its relaxing parlour bar aesthetic. 

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The Living Room is an elegant and sophisticated bar and restaurant perfect for relaxing, dining, drinking and watching the world go by. It boasts everything you need from a dining or drinking experience, fine dining, laid back cocktail sipping and the jewel in their crown, the resident pianists playing sweet music on the Baby Grand pianos. Avoid the cheese and the many hen parties in Manchester and enjoy The Living Room, Deansgate. Book your table now using the online booking form provided!

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Opus One

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Opus One Bar and Restaurant in Manchester’s Deansgate district, is a smart and chic space that revels in serving up cracking British cuisine alongside killer cocktails. With soaring ceilings and red velvet walls, Opus One is certainly a dramatic looking setting for an evening out and one of the best cocktail bars in Manchester. It's perfect for an evening with friends and the after work crowd with its classy aesthetic and relaxed vibe creating a haven after the working day is done.

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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. 

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