Where to Drink In Manchester

Thanks to such an amazing of choice of where to drink in Manchester, our city is awash with options - both a blessing, and a curse when you're deciding where to head. Whether you fancy cocktail bars, cosy pubs or the most stunning venues, our guide will show you a range of places to venture over to.

Last updated on 8th December 2022

The Sawyer Arms

55 user reviews 4

Right on Deansgate is The Sawyer Arms, a charming pub that has your chilled out after-work drink covered. Alongside the fab selection of draught beers, including 3 guest ales which change regularly, there's also 2 for 1 cocktails on Thursdays. 


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Birthday drinks in Manchester? If you want a venue taking you from day to night, then BLVD is the choice. Fill up on international small plates, head to the cocktail lounge and catch DJs or other live entertainment later into the evening.

Dukes 92

1 user review 4

Canalside drinking doesn't get much better than the swish Dukes 92, where chilled out sunshine-laden drinks on the terrace can quickly descend into a buzzing atmosphere come night-time. Also, there's plenty of delish grub to line your stomach.

Blind Pig Eccles

216 user reviews 4

Having been named after a 1920 Prohibition era speakeasy, Blind Pig Eccles boasts the vintage-style interiors to match its quirky name. Found on Monton Village high street, this charming local has everything from bottomless brunch to drinks bookings available.

Dusk til Pawn

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With a changing rota of specials, there's always something new on the cocktail menu at Dusk til Pawn to challenge your tastes. Hidden behind the facade of an old pawn shop, this quirky spot has a Prohibition-style feel, vintage knick-knacks and a jukebox soundtrack to accompany your drinks.

Head over to The Wharf for a relaxing tipple by the canal, getting ready to soak up the Manchester sunshine while watching the world go by. Choose from their extensive cask ale selection, vast spirits or delicious wine list for a cool drink with friends or a lazy weekend to remember.