Secret Bars In Manchester

Every city has its hidden gems, including when you're looking for a watering hole to head to. From password-only bijou drinking dens to tiny underground rock 'n' roll bars, they're all on our recommended list of secret bars in Manchester. But shhhh, we don't want everyone to know. So let's keep them between ourselves, yeah? 


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Housed within a barbershop, ONE EIGHT SIX is a drinking den with a whole lot more than just trims on the menu. Head to this top secret cocktail bar in Manchester for live soul and Motown hits, while concoctions like espresso martinis, highballs and bubbling numbers make up the menu.

The Washhouse

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Just because you think you can wash your underwear here, doesn't mean you can. And if you didn't think this place was whipping up Japanese-inspired cocktails? You'd be wrong. The Washhouse is a sexy Manchester secret bar for immersing yourself in drinks hidden behind a launderette exterior.

Hidden beneath Evelyn's is a members' club with a cheeky secret. This plush and sexy haven is great for coffees and private co-working in the day, but by night the cocktails and music come out to play. Here, you can sip your way through peach tea-infused pisco whipped up with wild strawberry vermouth, lemon, agave and bitters.

The Temple

2 user reviews 4

Referred to by locals as 'The Temple of Convenience' due to its former life as a public toilet, this Oxford Road underground bar is a popular hangout with local indie types and musicians (it's one of Guy Garvey's favourites). It's fronting a jukebox, delish beer selection and rock 'n' roll vibes.