Manchester City Centre Bars
Looking for the best bars in Manchester city centre? You've found them. From Deansgate to the Northern Quarter and Spinningfields to Oxford Road, Manchester city centre is overflowing with great bars - all within an easily staggerable distance of one other. With so many central Manchester bars on offer the choice can be overwhelming, so check out our pick of the best Manchester city centre bars and get the pints in now!
If you're on the hunt for a quirky city centre bar, ONE SIX EIGHT should be firmly on your radar. Enter through a two-way mirror below a barbershop before settling into a basment haunt made up of that features bizarre light features, disco balls and handcrafted tipples.
Hidden away beneath the railway arches of Weston Street, Three Little Words is the restaurant that's located within the Spirit of Manchester distillery - the brainchild of gin-iuses at Manchester Gin. Boasting industrial-style interiors and warm glowing lights, the menu here is made up of brunch classics, mouthwatering small plates and hearty mains.
Often forgotten between the ambush of dazzling Deansgate nightclubs and bars, The Liquor Store is quietly tucked away behind Deansgate's main drag. Famed for its tasty cocktails and relaxing atmosphere, this bar pay homage to its inspiration of Los Angeles. A great place to escape the Manchester madness and unwind.
Head to New York Street where this excellent bar and restaurant offers a stunning selection of sips, from unique kettles of sharing cocktails, to classic drinks and some theatrical additions too. On top of that you'll find a menu of delicious eats, including burgers, fajitas, brunches and desserts.
Font is one of Manchester's most-loved venues. What is there to argue with? An impeccable cocktail list that starts from as little as £2 each. Then of course it has an amazing food menu, with fast service, all for the sum of a very small price. It can get busy as weekend calls especially with the nearby student nightlife though with two floors it shouldn't affect your plans too much.
Stevenson Square has fast become a Manchester city centre hotspot with the addition of lots of new and exciting bars, and Noho is no exception. From the hypnotic neon sign hanging outside, you feel compelled to step inside and uncover what the bar has to offer. A brilliantly moody atmosphere with fantastic drinks and friendly people, it's everything you could want from a Manchester bar.
It's only open five days a week but Speak in Code is one of the coolest spots around. The jazz bar oozes 1920s vibes, with exposed brick and bare light bulbs. Chuck in a fully vegan menu, live music and a secretive entrance, and this bar makes for the perfect date night.