One of Manchester's most talked about Irish bars, and lovingly one of its favourites, Waxy O'Connors is a hearty and welcoming establishment of fine pub fare and pocket friendly tipples. Styled around a Gaelic pub and boasting more wood than Bonfire Night, Waxy's is not only an interiors experience unto its own, it's a bustling destination brimming with characters, open mic nights and more.
The Printworks Bars
The Printworks entertainment complex and surrounding area is one of the most popular night spots for bars and clubs in Manchester city centre. No really, this place gets pretty chocca on a night out in the city. With over 150,000 revellers visiting the Printworks and its bars each week, it's one of the most vibrant areas in Manchester. Host to a variety of bars The Printworks is one of Manchester Nightlife's leading hotspots for a good night out; see our recommended list of Printworks bars to see which ones are the pick of the bunch.
A seriously Stein orientated bar in the Printworks, Manchester Bierkeller is a premium destination for rowdy nights, top beer and some sought after sport. From their Shooters sports bar and pump served tables to top themed parties and German orientation, Manchester Bierkeller is pocket friendly, it's a giggle, and it's a great place to grab a stein of beer, or three.
A little pricey, but well worth the extra expenditure, RBG Bar and Grill is a great drinking and dining experience just North of The Printworks. Expect top drawer cocktails alongside steaks, burgers and meats cooked over their special 'Lava Char Grill', it all tastes amazing. They even have a stunning outdoor terrace that seats 60 if you want to enjoy a little alfresco drinking.
Prime for stag nights in the city and those looking to try something alternative, this Printworks bar may be just shy of the entrance, but they're one of the best strip bars in the city with a roster of ladies amongst private areas, bookable spaces and plenty more.
When it comes to some of the most rowdy and affordable drinks in the Printworks, there's only one place for it, and that's at Walkabout. Not only a bustling Australian themed bar, expect casual restaurant bites and some of the best drinks deals in the city as happy hour here reigns supreme.
Dosing you up on all things Americana is the Hard Rock Cafe bar in the Printworks. Perfect for those looking to tuck into mounting burgers alongside a roster of casual drinks and beer, Hard Rock Cafe isn't a clubbing joint, but it still has the bar atmosphere to impress.