Salford Quays Bars

A decadent urban utopia bisected by beautific canals and the gleaming media center MediaCity, Salford Quays really does offer up something for everyone. Sports, theatre, television, historical tours, discount shopping, this historic waterfront of Greater Manchester also hosts a great mix of new bars and stunning food. Here we recommend some of the best bars that the Quays has to offer when you fancy something new, or getting away from the usual Manchester nightlife. 

Lime Restaurant and Bar

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Lime sits at the heart of Salford Quay's cultural center, just outside the Lowry Outlet Mall and Theatre. Offering a global menu, affordable drinks and outside seating, there's no better place to use as a base whilst exploring the Quays, or as a starting point for a bar crawl around the area. 


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Laid-back Craftbrew does exactly what it says on the tin: serve up quaffable beer and coffee. Head over during the day for a tasty selection of sarnies and coffee sourced from Italy, while after work, turn your attention to the long list of craft beers on tap.

The Dockyard

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Salford's proper pub comes in the form of The Dockyard, a homely venue that serves up burgers, beers and ciders. Close to the BBC's headquarters, this spot is popular with the after-work crowd, especially when their pop-up shipping container bar opens outside, right next to the water.

Hidden in the heart of Media City, Social 7 is a venue that's got it all. Formerly a private members club, the bar is now open to all, including their large list of gins and all-day menu, which will get you started with breakfast. They also have a range of conference rooms and are pros at catering, making this a top choice to organise an event.

Part of the Lowry Theatre and Gallery, Pier Eight is a large and spacious restaurant that provides pre-theatre dining in style. Food is an easy take on British dining, including dishes such as lamb rump with gnocchi, feta, and pomegranite.