This unique bar in the heart of the Northern Quarter is one of the area's vital organs. With late night pool and secret 'VIP' ballroom, it's a cute and quirky Manchester bar worth checking out for its delicious food offerings, kooky cocktails and fun vibe.
Quirky Bars In The Northern Quarter
Every city has that one cool district that becomes a haven for weird and wonderful ventures. London has Shoreditch, Liverpool has the Baltic Triangle, and Manchester has the Northern Quarter. Fit to bursting with trendy types and creative minds, it's a goldmine for quirky Manchester bars. To help you find our own favourite kooky drinking spot, we've rounded up a list of our favourite cute and quirky bars in the Northern Quarter.
The mad professor of quirky Northern Quarter bars, Cane and Grain mixes high-end industrial cool with incredible beer, cocktails and sticky ribs. If that's not enough to keep you occupied, there's also a fun and funky rooftop tiki bar.
This South American bar and cantina is a kaleidoscopic mishmash of patterns and colours. Boasting over 70 different types of tequila, possibly the largest collection in Manchester, El Capo offers a completely unique drinking spot.
Sleek and sophisticated, Cottonopolis' cool and quirky interiors are the perfect location for a cocktail. Feeling hungry? Fill up with a spot of Asian cuisine, washed down with a sake or Japanese whiskey from their fabulous selection.
Fashioned from the outside like an old-timey pawn shop, this secret bar in the Northern Quarter is real treat for the eyes. Full of vintage TVs, musical instruments and other debris, for fans of weird and wonderful interiors it's an absolute must-visit.
When it comes to quirky Northern Quarter bars, this nautical number takes many people's fancy. Find yourself transported to the world of Jules Verne and Moby Dick but with amazing cocktails and a much better smell.
Hidden behind a neon-lit door, this hidden haunt is a haven for crafty cocktails and sensuous surroundings. This quirky NQ bar has a fun little USP - there are telephones dotted about that can be used to call for more drinks, or even call other customers.
The Fitzgerald is one of Manchester's hidden gems. With gorgeous art deco interiors and fabulous cocktails, this little speakeasy makes for a fabulous spot to relax with a glass of the good stuff and an ideal location for a romantic date night.
A haven for old school gaming, NQ64 is a Short Street bar where classic consoles meet great beer in perfect harmony. The neon-lit hidden gem sits below a graffiti-covered stairwell with one of the city's best games collections tucked away below.
Band on the Wall is one of Manchester;s most unique music venues and bars. Having established itself as one of the original places to catch live music in the Northern Quarter, this place oozes charm and soul, as well as earning a global reputation.
This Northern Quarter bar and restaurant has a little something for everyone. With great wine and beer selection to soothe the post-work drinkers, a delicious food menu for the dinner and date night crowd and a weekend late license for the party crowd, there's no occasion it can't rise to.
Bringing the a refreshing dash of the countryside to bustling, inner-city Manchester, this cute and quirky bar is more than just a pretty face. With delicious food and talented mixologists ready to whip up a botanical beverage, it's a real bar for all seasons.