Post-Shopping Drinks in Manchester

Shopping is thirsty business. Luckily, with all the fancy champagne and cocktail bars nearby the stylish King Street, vibrant drinking hotspots in Spinningfields surrounding the retail-lovers' haven, The Avenue, in-house bars at Selfridges, and cocktail bars surrounding Market Street in the Northern Quarter and beyond, we all have a lot to choose from for post-shopping drinks in Manchester. So if you really have shopped till you dropped, head to these bars near shops in Manchester and rest those aching feet.




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This underground club / bar is a stylish hangout for the cool kids on the block. Sitting on a corner in the Northern Quarter, not far from Market Street or the Arndale centre, Black Dog Ballroom NQ offers a selection of draught beers for some chill-out suds, and some darn good cocktails. There aren't many bars near shops in Manchester that'll let you unwind with great drinks and a game of pool.

The Living Room Manchester

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Sitting warmly awaiting your arrival, The Living Room, on Deansgate would be a stylish culinary treat to look forward to and reward yourself after your shopping extravaganza. With live jazz music played in the evenings it is the perfect place to unwind and drink fabulous cocktails whilst waiting for your three-course gourmet meal to arrive. Or, just sit by the bar and drink Pornstar Martini after Pornstar Martini (they're really great).

Farmacia Del Dolce

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Located in Manchester's Selfridges, now of the most glamorous shopping malls in the city, Farmacia Del Doce is an ice cream cafe and bar that is sure to refresh after you've exhausted the rest of the store's offerings. Selling sweet treats such as gelato, macaroons and gateaux slices, as well as refreshing drinks, this is a convenient spot for your post-shopping replenishment.

The Oast House

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The Oast House pub bar in Spinningfields manages to integrate a rustic, quaint pub ambience with contemporary bar popularity. This is a place offering food and drink of stellar quality, where you can also chill out and not have to worry about what you say or wear. A great relaxed place to drink after your shopping trip in Manchester.

San Carlo Bottega

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Located in Selfridges in Central Manchester, San Carlo's Bottega restaurant is already a celebrated post-shopping destination. Serving champagne, cocktails, wine and fine culinary delicacies influenced by Italy and Southern France, your taste-buds will certainly thank you for going there. The light, airy and stylish venue looks over Exchange Square, taking you that further away from your shopping mayhem into a deluxe peaceful place.