Rooftop Bars in Manchester

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city centre? It's time to rise above it all and try one of these sky-high spots. From alfresco terraces to indoor sky bars, we've got a great selection of locations to suit any evening out. Check out our recommendations for the most jaw-dropping rooftop bars in Manchester and pair spectacular views with indulgent meals while sipping a drink or two.

Last updated on 29th June 2021


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This former auction house is quickly becoming one of Manchester's coolest hangouts, with its bright pink gig space through to the basement club. When the sun shines? Get yourself up to the industrial rooftop or the beer garden terrace space for affordable pints and pizza slices.

Terrace NQ

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Terrace NQ is a rooftop bar in the Northern Quarter framed by exposed brick walls and a distinctive stripped-back look. When the clouds part, kick back with a range of locally sourced ales and beers, making it one incredible spot to unwind after a hard day of work. 

The Ape & Apple

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A proper Deansgate boozer, The Ape & Apple offers all the quirks of a traditional pub with a few modern touches. Think wood panelling and cosy interiors alongside a spacious roof terrace, alongside an event schedule of weekly comedy nights and live music.

You can really imagine that you're in a scorching Spanish city with El Gato Negro; the central Manchester tapas bar that has a retractable roof terrace and thirst-quenching cocktails that are perfect on those rare sunny days. Dinner dates? Sun-soaked sips? You'll find it all here.

Get your fix of potent cocktails and craft beers at The Con Club, a bar and restaurant in Altrincham. Not only does it have an on-site microbrewery and hidden rooftop tipi, which offers views across the market area, but it's also got a great menu of sushi and seafood if you get peckish.

Big Hands

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Found on Oxford Road, Big Hands is the place to hit up for a few drinks before or after seeing your favourite band. It's a small venue but has a rooftop garden that offers a breath of fresh air from the bars usual cramped interiors during the warmer months.