Winter Bars In Manchester

The nights are drawing in and the temperature has plummeted. 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 or a private igloo for Insta-worthy pics, we've rounded up the best bars in Manchester this winter.

Last updated on 24th November 2021

Be At One Manchester

623 user reviews 4

With innovative drinks like the Santa Coloda and festive sangrias, Be At One Manchester is working hard to create some epic Christmas cocktails this year. Located right on Deansgate, the bar will be creating limited edition drinks as soon as November to get you in a merry mood.

The Lawn Club

778 user reviews 4

With igloos being all the rage in the UK, you'll want to book these private dining pods in Manchester ASAP. You can cosy up on their plush pillows while sipping on some spiced rum cocktails and espresso martinis. Not feeling the pod? Their heated outdoor bar also features bean bag deck chairs and picnic tables.

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. 

Right in Salford, Menagerie offers everything pretty and pink, but they're also bringing the holiday spirit. You can choose from a selection of wine and candy cane cocktails, as well as festive canapes, Christmas-themed performances and a three course menu.

The Oast House

167 user reviews 5

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. 

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.