When it comes to fun whisky bars in Manchester, Blues Kitchen has got you covered for bourbon-laced concoctions and tasty grub. Head over to Quay Street where the restaurant and music venue is sorting you our with potent cocktails and live bands.
Whisky Bars in Manchester
From arguments over its spelling and some seriously strong flavours to its delicious roots within history, whisky may be an acquired taste, but for those that enjoy it, nothing can seem to beat it. With many a Manchester bar boasting a top notch selection of the tipple, there's no shortage of places to choose from, whether you're a Jack's man or a single malt lass. Check out our recommendations for some of the best whisky bars in Manchester, and lock your lips around a liquid that is more commonly known in Gaelic as 'the water of life'.
The name says it all at this Northern Quarter spot that aims not to just feed you full of whisky, but also teach you a thing or two. The Whisky Jar boasts some seriously rare bottles of the amber liquor, and if you're a novice make sure to check out one of their masterclasses.
It's all about the Japanese offering at this gorgeous Manchester restaurant and bar as Peter Street Kitchen serves up a large range of international whisky. The swish space also hosts regular masterclasses, so even if you're not too familiar with the Asian whisky market, you can learn about it.
Head to Whiskey Down for the drinks, and you'll end up staying for everything else. A maze of late-night adult entertainment set behind a discreet purple door in Albert Square, this place is reminiscent of the glamour and opulence of Manchester's 1970s private member clubs.
Nautical, urban and one of the most unrivaled places to drink whisky in Manchester, Hold Fast are coming on strong with a top selection of bottles to try. Whether you're going for a dram, but staying for the whisky cocktails, this basement bar has a little something for everyone.
Boasting some of the most serious Northern Quarter cool thanks to its industrial interiors and delicious atmosphere, Trof are top Manchester trumps for a drink in the city. But what about if you want that drink to be more than whisky orientated? With their very own specially dedicated bourbon bar, and a selection of whiskies including the likes of blended Jim Beam cocktails, Trof are creative with the way in which they serve their tipple.
With a whisky collection that spans ten years of hard work, Sandbar has an eclectic and unusual choice of drinks. The sustainable restaurant reckons they have more than 200 bottles in stock - don't attempt to work your way through it without some of their sourdough pizza in your belly.
While it may be one of the most hidden bars in Manchester, they're also harbouring one of the city's finest collections of whisky. Host to over 60 different types of the good stuff, hardened whisky drinkers are sure to find a dram or three that they'll love.