Top 10 Bars In Manchester

With so many great selections of bars in Manchester it's hard to get lost in the depths of the busy streets. Here at Design My Night we pride ourselves on being Manchester nightlife fanatics, with this in mind we have created a list of our top 10 bars in Manchester for you to discover and explore. We hope you enjoy reading through our recommendations and hopefully sample some of the best Manchester has to offer.

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Lock 91

9 user reviews

A Design My Night favourite, Lock 91 is a lounge and late-night bar located in a 19th century lock keepers cottage that has been restored to its former glory. As one of the most cool bars in Manchester, layered with different rooms there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're in the mood for some pool, wanting to dance into the night or just a quiet drink in the cosy coaches. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

One of Manchester's most popular bar chains, The Black Dog Ballroom just off Oxford Road shines brightly as one of their best yet. Stylishly decorated, the bar plays host to pool tables, amazing cocktails and secret doorways. For something extra special there is always the roof terrace to try which features an incredible BBQ. Black Dog Ballroom is for sure one of the best cocktail bars in Manchester.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Noho

5 user reviews

Noho in Stevenson Square is one of the Northern Quarters best kept secrets. As one of the most cool bars in Manchester the bright welcoming neon sign that hangs above the bar just draws you in. Serving great signature cocktails all day, the experienced bar staff know how to make a great drink. If you're looking for things to do in Manchester that are a little different then make sure you catch one of Noho's daily film showings, incredible. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews

Nestled in the backdrop of vintage shops and small cosy cafés, Northern Quarters' Dusk Til' Pawn is a magnificent bar transformed into an old fashioned looking Pawn Shop. Hidden behind the guitars and metal bars lies an incredible atmosphere of great drinks and people. Explore the huge collection of diverse music through Dusk Til' Pawn's free jukebox or relax on their comfy sofas, a beautiful addition to the Manchester nightlife.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

The Knott Bar

2 user reviews

As one of the most quirky bars in Manchester, The Knott just off Deansgate offers an amazing experience. Set in and amongst the railway arch, from the rooftop terrace the bar overlooks the cobbled streets down below and Manchester's canal. Serving home-made cider and a jukebox that has some wonderful surprise selections, The Knott is a great place to get inspired by the great Manchester nightlife. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate

Apotheca

5 user reviews

One of the best cocktail bars in Manchester, Apotheca serves a range of stunning cocktails and delicious grub. Decorated side by side with it's name, the bar features authentic pharmacy cabinets adding to the thriving atmosphere! The kitchen serves up pizzas, burgers, sharing platters and sandwiches which are all great for a quick lunch or something a little more formal.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn

3 user reviews

One of the best cocktails bars Manchester has to offer, Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn is the brainchild to Manchester's incredible Almost Famous. Serving delicious authentic Mexican snacks and mouth-watering cocktails it's easy to loose track of time. Set in the heart of the Northern Quarter, you will never leave feeling hungry, this place knows to make people feel welcomed. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Cloud 23

5 user reviews

If you're looking for things to do in Manchester that give something a little more than the average Manchester nightlife, then Cloud 23 is perfect to book. Based above The Hilton Hotel, the extravagant bar offers incredible views across central Manchester. Of course enjoyed side by side with some amazing cocktails. Highly recommended for impressing a date, or celebrating a memorable occasion, Cloud 23 is Manchester’s stairway to cocktail heaven. 

Splash the Cash £££
Deansgate

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