Romantic Bars In Manchester

Who said there's no such thing as a perfect date? Whether you like to keep 'em cool and casual or prefer Champagne and views, this city has the place for you. From candlelit tables and intimate corners to pink interiors and sky-high tipples, these romantic bars in Manchester are guaranteed to have you falling head over heels.

Last updated on 25th July 2022

Don't let Cocoa Cabana's cutesy tea room and chocolatier vibes fool you, this Ancoats spot transforms into a fun drinking den of disco balls and music once the sun sets. It's also one of the most Instagrammable bars in Manchester, thanks to their pretty cocktails, plush furnishings and boozy afternoon teas, making it a great place to take some snaps with your SO.

Three Little Words

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Three Little Words and the Spirit of Manchester distillery sit alongside one another on Watson Street, so it's a real gin-lover's paradise in this drinking den. From mussels with white white and njuda, to coconut laksa and an impressive cocktail list to make your way through, this is the perfect place for romantic dates in Manchester.


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Add some drama to your date night with a trip to Impossible. This swish spot is keeping you well fed and watered with elevated British fare and plenty of booze, served in a drop-dead gorgeous dining room. And to accompany? You can watch live performances from some of the city's most talented cabaret stars.

El Gato Negro is one of the best places to hit up with your SO, thanks to its renowned tapas dishes and extensive wine menu. Oozing romantic vibes in its atmospheric dining room and on its rooftop terrace, this place will have you swooning over Spanish delicacies while sipping sangria. 

If your romantic outing also involves hitting up rooftop bars in Manchester, be sure to not miss 20 Stories off your list. If you're not after one of their slap-up dinners, then make your way over to the sky-high spot on Wednesdays, when they host regular live music sessions as the perfect accompaniment to their signature cocktails.

Even if you're further out towards Salford, you can still get your fill of romance thanks to Menagerie. Not only are they serving up some of the prettiest cocktails around, but this bar is also quite the stunner. Think botanical decor, charming statues and pink accents aplenty.