South Manchester Bars
Don't be tempted to stick to the centre of Manchester for your nightlife needs; outside the hubbub of the city there are some amazing gems just waiting to be discovered. South Manchester has some stunning bars that come from some great locales such as Chorlton, Fallowfield and Didsbury, among others. Whether you want a quiet drink or a party, South Manchester has the bars to fit your requirements. See our recommended list of South Manchester bars and find a venue that's perfect for you!
Last updated on 14th December 2016
Not your average lounge bar, Morley Cheek's has a fantastic menu, an impressive selection of draught beers, cocktails, cask ales and ciders plus a 10ft. screen to watch the sporting action of the day, right in the heart of Chorlton.
Step through the palm trees and into this friendly Didsbury bar; unique in pretty much every way, the shabby chic wood floor was saved from an old gym! With top DJs and fresh food made everyday on site, Folk is a big hit with the locals. With banquette booths and a front terrace area, Folk is cool and trendy and caters perfectly for families by day and friends by night. A great bar nestled in South Manchester just waiting to be uncovered.
Comfy and welcoming by day, Electrik in Chorlton is down-to-earth and homely with newspapers and fresh cakes making it a haven. By night however, it all changes and Chorlton welcomes amazing shot combinations to create a buzzing nightspot. With a quality jukebox and amazing food, Electrik has an atmosphere that fits the city centre! One of South Manchester's most acclaimed bars, you'd be silly not to pay them a visit, day or night.
Part of the highly successful chain, Trof Fallowfield knows how to do good food and even better drinks. Busy day and night, chef specials keep the menu fresh and Trof's own lager and wines give an affordable option to all the top beers, wines and spirits on offer. Trof Fallowfield also offers up some great live alternative music to keep visitors entertained; all this creates a welcoming and fun vibe that makes Trof one of South Manchester's must visit nightspots.
A Chorlton institution, The Lead Station is a restaurant bar that delivers top quality food with fresh ingredients alongside a great bar offering top cocktails, wines, beers and spirits. Homely and welcoming, easily one of the best bars in South Manchester.
Another popular chain bar, Revolution Fallowfield does pocket friendly food and drink in a sharp setting. With 3 different bars and some great booth seating get cosy and enjoy all the different vodkas they have on offer behind the bar. Perfect for students and young professionals, Revolution Fallowfield provides a great night with DJs banging out the music in the evenings. A great place to party, Revolution Fallowfield is a South Manchester must-visit!
Wine and tapas in Chorlton, Bar San Juan is a slice of Spain in South Manchester. Great wine, great beer and a friendly vibe make this one of Manchester's coolest and quaintest bars. Also expect some live Spanish guitar and make your evening at Bar San Juan even more authentic.
Part of the highly popular chain, Oddest Bar is the youngest of the group and vibrant purple theme sets it apart from its sister bars. Their amazing jukebox provided by neighbours Kingbee Records keeps a steady buzz in the bar and their great food and drinks deals keep Oddest full throughout the day. A great addition to the South Manchester bar scene, Oddest is certainly a big hit!
Chilled out and relaxing, Solomon Grundy is a tranquil cafe/bar situated between Fallowfield and neighbouring Didsbury. Billed as having 'the best morning-after breakfast in Manchester', Solomon Grundy does good food and good drinks to keep the locals happy from early till late (kitchen shuts at 10pm). With specials, live music, DJs and quizzes weekly, Solomon Grundy is a great all-in-one bar in South Manchester oozing with charm.
For a canine friendly beer house, The Beagle in Chorlton is the perfect spot. An extensive selection of cask, keg and bottled beers plus a great international menu make it the ideal location for a relaxing evening in the South of Manchester.