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'. We get that.

Last updated on 27th June 2016

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Lost in Tokyo

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Lost in Tokyo
2 Cocktails for £10 till 10pm

If you're looking for some seriously unique whisky in Manchester, there's only the one place to find it, and that's at the quirky at far reaches of Lost in Tokyo. Join this unique and creative plot for a back-bar that screams with unique whisky bottles and Eastern charm. 

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

All Star Lanes Manchester

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Now then, here's a whisky curveball if ever you've seen one. While it may be one of the best destinations in Manchester to get your bowl and booze on, it also happens to be one of the best for those looking to savour a selection of international whiskies, cool single malts and seriously fun concoctions. With their own whisky room toting what rumour says is the best collection of bourbon whiskies in the UK, our money's on All  Star Lanes coming up a sweet whisky trumps.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate

Trof Northern Quarter

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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 with 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.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

The Briton's Protection

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Toting over 200 years on the city scene and holding over 300 bottles of whisky to its name, we've got the funny feeling that this Great Bridgewater Street pub can cater, no matter how many different tastes you have.  

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate
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A serious babe in the bourbon department, Bourbon and Black wouldn't have the drink in their name if they didn't know what they were doing with it. Head on down to their eclectic and urban bar for a pure dose of drams, bourbon and American whisky. 

Happily Affordable ££
Didsbury

The Whiskey Jar

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A name says it all is a phrase that rings all too true with this whisky wonder. A Northern Quarter nook said to hold some of the best bottles of whisky in the business, with many being cultivated into their cool selection of cocktails, The Whiskey Jar know no bounds when it comes to this favoured tipple. From Bowmore 18 Years and the elusive Jura to the empowering Oban, The Whiskey Jars whisky plight is sure to be commended on a dally down.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Apotheca

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A delicious destination for a dram or three, Apotheca may be heralded for their quirky concoctions and their luscious libations, but they also tote a hot to trot selection of whiskies from the world over. Boasting serious single malts and an international selection of bottles, Apotheca will warm both your gullet and your heart with the whisky offering that the currently boast.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Dusk til Pawn

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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.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

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