Northern Quarter Bars

This eclectic district is cool, kooky and home to some of the hottest drinking holes around. Whether you're after an award-winning spot that serves killer recipes, a cosy basement space or a great DJ hangout with all the best music, the NQ can provide. Spoilt for choice? Check out our recommended list of the best Northern Quarter bars when you fancy your next tipple.

Last updated on 24th January 2023




The Whiskey Jar

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It's all in the name kids, really. A top-notch nook for those that like their liquid wares with a bite, this is one of the best bars in Manchester's NQ. Housed within a Grade II listed building, The Whiskey Jar totes a huge selection of scotch, bourbon, malt and more... you name it, they've got it.

Gaming buffs and thrill-seekers alike will love a trip to NQ64, the classic console, retro arcade and slick cocktail spot tucked away on Short Street in Manchester. From the likes Pac-Man and Space Invaders, to Guitar Hero and old Mario Kart, these are some serious throwbacks.