Manchester Waterside Bars

We all love a good waterside bar in Manchester - when the sunshine pops out; the shorts come out and we head our way down to the nearest outdoor terrace. When the nights draw in however, you can still enjoy the riverside views from the warmth of these gorgeous bars in and around the city centre. Check out our selection of the best waterside bars in Manchester from quirky cocktail bars to fine-dining restaurant bars for an relaxing day with friends or a cosy date night. 

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Lock 91

9 user reviews 4

For a cool waterside venue in Manchester, head over to Lock 91 to check out their great outdoor terrace; perfect for sipping cocktails and watching the world go by. With a plethora of rooms to explore within; when the weather cools off - don't forget to head inside for a cosy evening with your nearest and dearest. 

Dukes 92

1 user review 4

A total suntrap, Dukes 92 is a gorgeous venue when the sun shines in Manchester; and don't we all know it with the outdoor tables getting snapped up quickly. Watch the canal boats float along or step inside when the weather cools off for tasty deli boards and plenty of locally sourced dishes.

The Old Pint Pot

2 user reviews 5

Just 5 minutes from Salford University's main campus is The Old Pint Pot. Situated on the edge of the River Irwell to capture some stunning riverside views, The Old Pint Pot is a thriving student venue full of live music and events going on throughout the week. Add in a strong pub food menu and a great selection of drinks; this cool venue is well worth a visit. 

You've got to head over to Sale to find this riverside pub, but it's worth the trip for the countryside vibes alone. Jackson's Boat is all about the traditional, with plenty of ale on tap and a fail safe menu of pub grub - perfect when sat by the River Mersey.