Manchester Bar Bucket List

We've all had that feeling - where you feel that your life has flashed before your eyes or a particularly bad case of hangover-induced existential dread. If you had a short time to live, what would you do? Well the obviously answer from us is to drink. But don't waste this precious time on substandard venues; there's only time for the best bars in Manchester. Have a look at some of the most unique secret speakeasies, bars with fantastic views, cool and quirky bars serving plenty of alcohol: presenting the Manchester bar bucket list. 

Cane and Grain

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Bourbon, rum and ribs: if that sounds like your idea of paradise, that's because you've found one of the coolest bars in Manchester. Cane and Grain offers three separate experiences, from their first floor swanky cocktail bar offering crazy concoctions, their ground floor Rib Joint offering huge plates of food, to their secret tiki den The Liars Club, where rum and great times are to be found.

Dusk til Pawn

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For a quirky addition to your bar bucket list in Manchester, head over to Dusk til Pawn, as this former fortune teller's den transports you to a dark speakeasy style bar with a secretive prohibition feel. Some of the best mixologists in the city can mix up a range of stunning cocktails at your whim to a jukebox soundtrack. 

The Washhouse

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At first glance this doesn't look like your usual bucket list bar in Manchester. However, make an appointment, ring on the telephone, and you'll be let into one of the coolest speakeasies around. Expect a DJ, a buzzing yet salacious atmosphere, and a cocktail menu of creative mixes.

Jimmy's has the spirit of Mancunian rock and roll in its soul. Opened by One Night Only frontman George Craig and his bandmate/brother Jimmy, expect to find walls adorned with memorabilia from decades worth of music, chesterfield sofas to sink into, as well as games tables. All the better to watch some spectacular live music with.