Northern Quarter Bars

Manchester's bohemian quarter is cool, trendy and home to some of quirkiest, most understated drinking holes. Whether you're after a cocktail bar that serves killer recipes, a cosy basement space or a great DJ hangout with all the best alternative and underground music, then the NQ can provide. These bars all have their own distinct traits and individual character and this area really comes alive at night. So check out our recommended list of the best Northern Quarter bars for a corker of an evening.

Last updated on 15th May 2019

Foundry Project

104 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch and 4 other offers

Located in The Printworks, this swanky spot serves up a fierce spread from morning to night. Split across two levels, you can expect a restaurant, cocktail bar and space for drinking, dining and dancing. Dig into burgers, brunch, pizza and more all washed down with cocktails, craft beers and fizz.

Dive NQ

4 user reviews 5

Happy Hour and 5 other offers

The cool kid on the block comes onto the scene with all the style of a dive bar and all the chill of your typical neighbourhood gaff. Dive NQ is a subterranean bar that pulls in the physique of an American diner with the fun of a good old fashioned party bar and bites that come straight from the Deep South. 

50% off food Mondays and 8 other offers

Home to one of the most popular nights out, this cool Manhattan-style basement bar serves up a great range of cocktails, beers and spirits, as well as, a more than tempting menu of NYC diner style food. Our tip? Reserve your booth, pool table or private room in advance to beat the queues.

The Fitzgerald

4 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 3 other offers

Looking for a dash of secret speakeasy in the NQ? Then get down to one of the best Prohibition-style dens in the city. Plush, swanky and effortlessly cool, The Fitzgerald is a members-only hangout, attracting an exclusive crowd thanks to its clandestine vibes and impressive cocktails.