Whether you came for the lip-smacking modern Asian menu or the sexy interiors, Cottonopolis is ticking all those Instragrammable boxes. Head to the Northern Quarter cocktail bar for an award-winning menu and plenty more.
Manchester's Most Instagrammable Bars
Looking for the prettiest sips and most beautiful interiors? Look no further, because we've rounded up the cream of the crop that'll up your IG game in no time. From cocktail-led retreats filled with neon signage and muted hues to grand hotel bars serving up glorious food and drinks, here's our guide to Manchester's most Instagrammable bars.
It goes without saying that this city centre favourite makes it to our list of Instagrammable bars in Manchester. Not only can you try your hand at high-tech social darts, but there's also quirky brunches, lashings of fizz and funfair-themed decor.
Named after the bustling street on which it lies, Peter Street Kitchen offers a contemporary selection of Japanese and Mexican fusion; from signature dishes fired up on a robata grill to fresh sushi and a Champagne-laced weekend brunch.
Sumptuous steaks and cow-print decor? We challenge you not to take a photo at Gaucho. Stunning chandeliers top off the eye-catching interiors; from the sprawling restaurant to the gorgeous private dining rooms. What more could you want?
Angel wings and futuristic vibes are what make Dirty Martini Manchester the perfect place for a pic. The Deansgate bar is all sorts of pretty, from quirky slogans such as 'get your halo dirty' through to a long list of slick martinis.
A Manchester staple, Tattu is the Asian-style restaurant and bar serving up contemporary Chinese cooking in a sophisticated and subdued setting. Whether you're out for date night or catching up with friends, you can't go wrong with a visit here.
In case you've been living under a rock, The Ivy finally spread its wings to Manchester and this Spinningfields outpost is a right stunner. Split between the classic brasserie, an Asian-inspired restaurant and the flora-filled rooftop, this isn't one to miss.
Spearheaded by Rio Ferdinand, Rosso is the upmarket restaurant and bar bringing you Italian food and fine wines in a historic building. From the airy dining room filled with greenery and modern lighting to the pretty plates, this is one for The Gram.
Fusing far-flung cuisines with modern concoctions and a sumptuous high tea spread, Grand Pacific doesn't skimp when it comes to food and drink. But if their gorgeous interiors are anything to go by, then you already knew that.
A cosy hideaway on The Avenue courtyard, The Oast House is one good-looking hangout. Check out the Aperol Spritz-themed summer garden and The Curious Teepee which pops-up during winter; bringing fire pits, fur throws and film screenings along for the ride.
Neon lights? Check. Slushie cocktails? Check. Millennial pink colour scheme? Check. This Insta-baiting cocktail bar and restaurant is the sassy sister to Australasia, and you can expect lip-smacking concoctions and bento boxes in abundance.
Take shelter at The Refuge, as this central Manchester spot serves up a mouthwatering spread of globally-inspired sharing dishes and small plates within elegant surroundings. Think high ceilings, ceramic pillars and slinky lighting in The Principal Hotel.
Bespoke cocktails and bottomless brunch are among the most popular offerings at this beautiful bar and restaurant. Expect a lively atmosphere with special events, live performers and a club experience that comes alive at the weekend.