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 24th August 2020

Roof Garden Playground

1 user review 5

Overlooking the city centre from its Deansgate perch, the Roof Garden Playground lies on top of the Great John Street Hotel. Among Manchester's best rooftop bars, the pretty pick will transport you to warmer climes with wine and cocktails for all occasions. 

Terrace NQ

2 user reviews 5

Terrace NQ is a rustic little hideaway in the Northern Quarter. Framed by exposed brick walls and a distinctive stripped-back look, the rooftop area kicks into life when the clouds part. Plus, with a range of locally sourced ales and beers, there's few better places to unwind after a hard day of work. 

The Ape & Apple

1 user review 4

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, weekly comedy clubs and live music events.

Big Hands

4 user reviews 4

Just a stone's throw away from Manchester Academy 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 interior during the warmer months.