Unusual Bars in Manchester

When it comes to unusual bars in Manchester, we certainly have our fair share of them. Whether they're secret bars hidden away in side street basements, or quirky Northern Quarter bars standing proud in the city centre, we've uncovered our pick of the most unusual places to drink in Manchester, to show you what the city has to offer for the curious bar-goer. 

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Lock 91

9 user reviews

Tucked away at the end of Deansgate Locks, this late night bar is housed in a 19th century lock keepers cottage (don't worry, it's been restored and reworked) and its multiple rooms offer something different for every visitor. Whether you're after a quick drink, a few quick drinks or a game of pool, Lock 91 has it all and more, book a table now.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

The Temple

2 user reviews

As far as unusual bars in Manchester go, The Temple on Oxford Road definitely ticks all the boxes. Once a temple of convenience in the form of the a public toilet, it has since had a makeover and now offers a brilliant spot to grab a drink in the city centre. Popular with the indie-music crowd, even earning a nod from Elbow mid-chorus, this unusual Manchester bar has a great selection of bottled beer to work through too! 

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Corbieres Wine Cavern

3 user reviews

Down a dimly-lit side road off King Street you can find Corbieres Wine Cavern, a well-hidden gem of Manchester nightlife. An impressive wine list will give you more than enough choice to find the drink you desire and a feeling that you've stumbled across somewhere very special will follow.

Happily Affordable ££
King Street

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews

You'd be forgiven for walking straight past this Northern Quarter bar unless you had some old electronics or jewellery you wanted to pawn off. But take a chance and open the door and you'll discover a beautifully laid out cocktail bar hiding under the guise of a Pawn shop, so book now and find out what it's really like inside.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Richmond Tea Rooms

1 user reviews

A brilliantly different tearoom come cocktail lounge situated in the heart of Manchester city centre, Richmond Tea Rooms really offer something different. With an interior that could have come straight from an Alice In Wonderland scene and cocktails to write home about, this unusual Manchester bar is definitely one worth checking out. 

Happily Affordable ££
Canal Street

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