Rooftop Bars in Manchester

To escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, why not rise above it all and try one of these Manchester rooftop bars? From al fresco terraces to indoor sky bars, the city has a great selection, with rooftop drinking and dining locations to suit any evening out. Catch them on a sunny, clear day and enjoy spectacular views with your meal or while sipping a drink or two. Check out our list of all the best recommended rooftop bars with a view in Manchester. 

Last updated on 24th July 2019

Cloud 23

6 user reviews 4

Thursday Sunday Club

Spectacular views from the 23rd floor of Manchester's landmark Beetham Tower make Cloud 23 a drinking heaven. The highest of all the cocktail bars in Manchester, this stunning rooftop bar offers Champagne and cocktails as well as a global bottled beer selection, just a short stroll away from (and 23 floors above) its neighbouring Deansgate bars. Ceiling to floor windows make the most of the impressive views across Manchester - especially on a clear day when you can see all the way to the Pennines.

Situated a stone's throw from the restaurants and bars of Deansgate and Albert Square, The Terrace at The Restaurant Bar & Grill on John Dalton Street is an outdoor drinking and dining haven; a beautiful al fresco spot in the heart of the city centre at which to enjoy delicious cocktails and food. Great in any weather, the terrace boasts cosy heating and a retractable awning for whenever the inevitable Manchester weather should set in. 

Big Hands

4 user reviews 4

A stones throw away from Manchester Academy on Oxford Road, Big Hands is the perfect bar for a few drinks before or after a gig seeing your favourite band. It's a small venue but has a rooftop garden opening in the warmer months. This garden may not have spectacular views, being only one floor up, but is a breath of fresh air from the bars usual cramped interior.

Rooftop Lounge

1 user review 4

The Rooftop Lounge is on top of the Great John Street Hotel, next to its sister bar Roof Garden Playground; a collection of elegant rooms looking out onto the playground with large ceiling to floor windows which make the most of the beautiful views of the city. The perfect spot to escape the chaos of the city and enjoy the relaxing hum of the streets below while enjoying their vast selection of drinks.