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. 

Last updated on 30th August 2023

Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Friday 1st December 2023

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.


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.