Once called 'the Canary Wharf of the North', the Spinningfields business, shopping and restaurant development is a hive of activity. You won't find the same density of quality booze and food being prepared anywhere else in Manchester, with the clientele here creating a thriving industry for interesting and sophisticated new bars. So have fun trying out the bars and restaurants on our list - they are a pretty tasty bunch.
Last updated on 17th January 2017
Have yourself a fun-filled fiesta at this creative, Caribbean-inspired rum shack and cantina, where a laid-back, yet lavish vibe resonates over the resto and d-floor. Explore Cuban culture at this tasteful touch of the tropics, as you and your best barflies carouse and collect colourful cocktail thirst-quenchers accompanied by a scrumptious spread of spicy snacks.
With an outdoor terrace - complete with blankets come winter - and a chic bar area, The Refinery is a great spot for an afterwork drink. Their cocktail menu is filled with delicious tipples, from a classic selection of drinks through to more inventive options. There's also a brilliant selection of wine and beers, meaning you won't fail to find something you like at this stylish spot.
With a stunning terrace, accompanied alongside by the gurgling River Irwell to lull you out of that workday stress head, this bar is a thriving venue with great food, cheap cocktail deals, stylish surrounds and a decent selection of beers to boot. Order the Philly steak sandwich for those munching needs and sip at a refreshing boozy beverage while you're at it for a truly satisfied palate.
A supreme Spanish bar and restaurant in Spinningfields, Iberica is the perfect destination for those looking to dose up on some seriously European inspired tidings. Not only are the small plates indulgent, the cocktails and international wines show mastery too.
Classy contemporary, cool and collected, Japanese-inspired Tattu is an uber-exquisite bar and bistro, where well-groomed would be an understatement. Stretching from its chic design to its delectable dishes and fine wine and sumptuous sake, this serene saloon makes for an elegant and artistic ambience to immerse yourself in. We reckon you'd be catching the likes of James Bond here if you time it right!
When it comes to grabbing a pint in Spinningfields, there's a name that licks across everyone's lips. Known for their forward thinking beer ideas, microbrewery stance and roster of industrial interiors, this city centre plot is the perfect place to grab a pint of craft's finest.
Brunch, darling? An infamous dining name that has been storming cities the UK over with their fresh selection of dishes and carefully selected ingredients, Bill's is a name universally acknowledged for their brunch offering and afternoon tipples in the Spinningfields sunshine.
One of the city's pioneers of panoramas, monochromatic Manchester House lounging lair and restaurant retreat oozes contemporary class and is an exceptional experience with a view that will have you well and truly wowed. For foodie fanatics, veggie-ites and wine connoisseurs, be sure to be satisfied more than suitably as you graze on eclectic, gourmet grub within this relaxed and atmospheric urban gem.
A cool NYC-inspired restaurant bar, Neighbourhood shows touches of The Big Apple in it's food, drinks and interior. Get your hands on breakfast, lunch and dinner, and come evening a couple of cocktails too. Casual fine dining and drinking at its peak, Neighbourhood has laid-back cool diner style booths, and it's unique 'raw bar' is also a big hit.
Bringing street food to a more permanent home, Thaikhun promises an authentic Eastern dining experience with a sassy, modern edge. Decked out in tributes to good carts and Eastern culture alike, Thaikhun is wholly unique and international compared to its flock of home-spun Spinningfields neighbours.
A restaurant bar in Spinningfields, Southern Eleven offers great American cooking with deep south meals served up in a cool and sophisticated setting. Expect great and authentic BBQ and stylish drinks. The highly-acclaimed Southern Eleven is one of Spinningfield's brightest nightspots, so get yourself inside for an amazing food and drink experience.