Best Bars In Manchester

With small bijou cocktail bars, swish drinking dens, and hundreds of cool or quirky hotspots to choose from, this city is home to some of the finest watering holes in the country. Don't get overwhelmed by all the choice; simply check out our handpicked selection of liquid lairs and hit up one of the best bars in Manchester for a memorable night out. 

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Last updated on 4th July 2024

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2024

Mixing a speakeasy location, immersive activities and contraband cocktails, it's clear to see why Alcotraz is one of the city's best bars. The quirky prison-themed experience will have you sneaking illicit liquor into their basement space so the inmates can mix up something special.

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Electric Shuffle Manchester

Sparkling Social

Whether you're hitting up its epic brunch or passing through for a team-building activity with your work colleagues, Electric Shuffle in Deansgate has it all. It can accommodate up to 16 players at a time and is available for private hire if you're looking for an exclusive affair. Food-wise, you'll find some delicious pizza on the menu, as well as small bites like 24-hour pulled pork bao buns and chicken souvlaki skewers.


One of the best bars in Didsbury, 1UP is your home of gaming for geeking out whenever you please. Think D&D campaigns, Pokemon cards, arcade machines, classic consoles and even a UV room for beer pong, all with the Wings Of Power menu to keep you fuelled.

The Lawn Club

Cocktail Club and 1 other offer

It's safe to say that when the sun comes out, so does most of Manchester. Luckily there's a sleek Spinningfields spot for you to check out. The Lawn Club is a wonderland of all things alfresco drinking and dining, with fruity cocktails, comfy chairs and private pods to hire. Be sure to nab a seat on their foliage-covered terrace or the spacious lawn area, where you can even get drinks directly from the outdoor bar.