Winter Bars in Manchester

The nights are drawing in, the temperature has plummeted and I'm a Celeb is back on the telly. That's right people... winter is upon us. So don your warmest coat and fluffiest socks before heading to the bar for an evening of drinking, dancing and merriment. Whether you're looking for a cosy pub complete with roaring fires, a private igloo for meeting up with your bubble or a fairy-light adorned tipi, we've rounded up the very best bars in Manchester this winter. Ours is a mulled wine. 

Last updated on 6th January 2021




The Oast House

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This Spinningfields Kentish style pub comes into its own in the winter period, boasting its very own pop-up tipi. Lit with twinkly lights, decked out with fur throws and warmed with an open fire, The Oast House is one of Manchester's most atmospheric venues. 

Sam's Chop House always offers a warming and friendly welcome (especially the old fella who seems to always be at the bar). Covered in Christmas decorations with a festive-themed menu to match, this place is the perfect winter bar for chomping on classic comfort food dishes. 

Bar Hütte is back once more this December, offering the people of Manchester one unique winter bar experience. Keeping to their signature après ski theme, the space is decorated with cosy chalets complete with festive lights, snug heat lamps and even a 'carol-oke' machine. 

The Wharf is one of the cosiest bars in all of Manchester, with a relaxing atmosphere that comes from its picturesque location alongside the canal basin. Bursting with snug nooks, this place is perfect for a romantic winter date or relaxed night out complete with acoustic live music.