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!

Last updated on 9th April 2018

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Black Dog Ballroom New Wakefield Street
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Blackdog Ballroom have slowly but surely taken over Manchester's city centre; growing their empire with two stylishly modern bars, an up-market bowling alley and the much-loved Liars club. If you're ever out of luck as to where to head then Blackdog Ballroom is always a great shout. If the sun is shining head towards the bar's balcony or hide out in the private karaoke booth.  

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

The Liquor Store

8 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££


346 user reviews

Little over a year old and this fast-rising bar has already made a well-deserved name for itself. Rooted both under the Oxford Road train tunnel and opposite The Ritz, Gorilla is everything you would expect. Delicious food, tasty cocktails, incredible club nights alongside some of the UK's best gigs. Whether you're searching for something to do in the week or weekend there is always a good offer here. 

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Be At One Manchester

132 user reviews

Taking over a spot in the Barton Arcade, Be At One have made an entrance onto the Manchester nightlife scene with creative cocktails and a fun party atmosphere in tow. Expect nothing but the best tunes, skilled bartenders and a lot of banter to go down here. Cocktails is the name of the game here and they have quite a spread, so get drinking. 

Happily Affordable

Located in Spring Gardens, this isn’t just a coffee shop. This is a cool neighbourhood bar too, boasting excellent beers, wines and cocktails – including their signature and delicious Espresso Martini.

Happily Affordable
Central Manchester


5 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

The Font Manchester

2 user reviews

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.

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Oxford Road

The Milton Club

16 user reviews

Walk through the dazzling, 19th Century Milton Hall to find the club within. Inside, prepare for a night of sophistication, from the wonderful service, to the exceptional drinks, to the top-class company.

Splash the Cash £££

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