Speakeasy Bars Manchester
A throwback to the Prohibition days of the 1920's in the United States where illicit drinking dens were rife as they were forced to go underground, these bars across Manchester are authentic, and down right dapper places to have a drink, so transport yourself to another world with inventive cocktails soundtracked by the smooth sounds of Jazz and Swing. We have put together our favourite Manchester speakeasies that are a great place for a night out in Manchester, be that for broody date nights, cocktail classes or special occasions alike.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
If you're looking for a Manchester speakeasy with flair, look no further than the first floor bar at Cane & Grain. From unique cocktails in vintage glassware, to kitsch interiors and broody charm, you'll be dazzled by the dated front of this retro favourite.
With it's entrance tucked away down a secretive side street, the speakeasy bar The Fitzgerald is one of the best in town. It oozes 1920's confidence and flair, with vintage decor to boot. The cocktail menu consists of lavish classics and the entire atmosphere is like something from The Great Gatsby. An amazing Northern Quarter speakeasy bar with cocktail flair, this is a unique find.
Dive bar meets vintage treat, The Washhouse is a Manchester speakeasy with flair. Not only one of the most hidden bars in the city thanks to its launderette facade, The Washhouse are churning out top cocktails in a plush, candlelit enviroment.
Housed beneath Bluu, The Smithfield Social is a speakeasy treasure, and one of the most underrated bars in Manchester. Not only can you expect smoking cocktails and whisky rich drinks, there's low lighting, dark furniture and vintage nit-bits to boot.
Notoriously one of the hardest to find secret bars in Manchester, Under New Management is worth the scurry around the city. Not only boasting some of the best cocktails in Manchester, the dim lighting and intimate policy is sure to impress speakeasy-styled fans.
A former fortune teller's den; now converted into a great Manchester cocktail bar with a chic Pawn shop aesthetic, Dusk til Pawn is one cool Northern Quarter bar. Dusk til Pawn serve up great cocktails alongside a cool backroom vibe, and if that isn't enough to charm you then their free-play jukebox may just swing it. Effortlessly cool and one of Manchester's top speakeasy bars.
Discreet and elusive, Cirque is a Manchester speakeasy-styled retreat tucked away outside the city centre. Stretching over three decadent floors, Cirque plays hosts to evenings of luxurious drinks and show-stopping entertainment, brought to you by the in-house dance troupe.