Manchester Bar Bucket List

We've all had that feeling - where you feel that your life has flashed before your eyes or there's an imminent Zombie apocalypse and the world will soon come to end. If you had a short time to live; what would you do? Well the obviously answer from a DesignMyNight perspective would be to drink. But don't waste what precious time you have left on substandard venues. Here is a list of places you must try before you kick the bucket. 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 DesignMyNight Bucket List of Bars. 

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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The Milton Club

15 user reviews

One of Manchester's premier contemporary members only clubs located on the heart of Deansgate. A magnificent interior designed by Bernard Carroll is lavish and stylish, much like the service. Exceptional hospitality, coupled with an unescapable ambiance and clientele to boot. Hire a private booth, or even a premier booth with your own bartender to pour lashings of champagne and some rare cognacs and whiskey. A sure fire addition to anyones Manchester bar's bucket list. 



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1 user reviews

The 2011 DJ Mag, best club in the world Sankeys has reopened in Manchester. Much like the Hacienda before it Sankeys is now a pivotally  important venue in the history of not only clubbing in Manchester, but in the UK. Hosting some of the biggest parties with some of the worlds best international DJs Sankeys is not only a guaranteed bucket list addition, but could make you put it on there a few more times. 

Happily Affordable ££

Roof Garden Playground

2 user reviews

For stunning views over Manchester and a night to remember, Roof Garden Playground is the ultimate spot to add to your Manchester bucket list. Hire the whole terrace complete with hot tub and have a barbecue with your friends under the stars at this gorgeous rooftop venue.

Happily Affordable ££

On The 7th is a classy private members bar located at MediaCity in Salford, just outside of Manchester city centre. The bar is a young professional’s paradise with a main bar, snugs for more intimate drinks, private meeting rooms and even a private screening room for those must-see bucket list movies.

Happily Affordable ££
Salford Quays

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews

For a quirky addition to your bucket list, 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 style feel and some of the best mixologists in the city mixing up a range of stunning cocktails at your whim to a jukebox soundtrack. Find out more and book online here.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Cloud 23

5 user reviews

For the creme de la creme of bucket list cocktail bars, head over to Cloud 23 on the 23rd floor of the Hilton where elegance meets stunning views as you sample one of their gorgeous cocktails whilst rubbing shoulders with the young professionals of Manchester.

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