Quiet Bars in Manchester

Desperate to finish that chapter in the latest best seller? Need to catch up on those crucial emails but can't find the right place to relax? Look no further, we've found the coolest places to hide out on your dinner break or after work for an indulgent hour (or two) of me time. Lay back in comfy chairs and savour the smooth, delicious taste of that hard earned drink. Check out our recommendations for a selection of quiet bars in Manchester, getting your mitts on a quiet moment to yourself or with a chum.

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The Briton's Protection

1 user reviews

Twice voted best pub in Manchester, The Briton's Protection offers quintessential pub features that will keep you relaxed and warm your cockles in the winter. There are two fireplaces for those that don't want to escape the comforts of home and a large beer garden outside if you fancy a green getaway in the heart of the city. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate
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The Blue Pig

5 user reviews

Wooden paneling and a dark interior make this bar the perfect place to curl up in a corner with a book. The large space envelops those that enter, creating secluded worlds within a world. There is a great range of drinks on offer to sooth and relax you as you leisurely indulge in the quiet of an afternoon or early evening here.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Terrace NQ

2 user reviews

Slip away from the bustling streets of the northern quarter and into this beautiful bar. On weekdays in the summer, the sun pours in through the door, giving an airy outdoor feel to this hidden gem. It's quiet during working hours so sneak out at lunch and beat the crowd to this easy going bar. Exposed brickwork and copper pipes transport you to the countryside, a perfect escape from the city. Vanilla and blackberry flavoured vodka topped with prosecco is guaranteed to deliver a little piece of heaven in the middle of your working week.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Montpellier's

2 user reviews

Catch Montpellier's on the right afternoon or evening, and this bar is as casual as they come. Noted for their laid back, dim lighting and cosy corners, hunker down for charming French dining and charcuterie alongside a hardy roster of international drinks. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Never feeling anything other than cool and casual, The Stokers Arms is the perfect excuse to go for a relaxed drink in Manchester. Whether you're getting on with work alongside pint, or keeping it laid-back with pub grub and board games, there's something for everyone.

Happily Affordable ££
Didsbury

Simple

5 user reviews

Open from 11.30am, this lovely little gem on Tib Street is the perfect place for a quick breakfast, brunch or lunch. Salads, sandwiches and sides make for light snacking as you catch up on some me time. Hot and cold soft drinks, milkshakes, cocktails and wines ensure there is always something available to suit your mood. Whether you're on your lunch or having an after work treat, this is a great quiet Manchester bar.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Rosylee

3 user reviews

Early afternoons and evenings at Rosylee are always promisingly cool and casual. Not only a charming nook where cocktails, freelance working and laid-back afternoons come as standard, there's plush British dining should the afternoon so take you. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Tib Street Tavern

1 user reviews

Notoriously busy at weekends, this sports bar is best visited during the week when there isn't a big game on telly. The venue is rather big when empty; you can hide away downstairs in one of the plush little booths and get lost in a book or some work. The bar has a good selection of wines, beers and ciders that will keep you topped up for as long as you need.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Common

2 user reviews

An alternative venue sure to relax body and mind, common bar offers food, drink and art. Exhibitions run regularly for those with artistic inclinations, or just looking to see something unique. Tuck into a scrumptious lunch and peruse the gallery, freeing your mind from the trivial happenings of national and social media. If you're seeking refreshment of the cultural and psychological kind, this place should be your first choice.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

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