Top 20 Pubs In Manchester

There's definitely no shortage of places to grab a drink in our city. But if you're looking to find those real gems, we're here to lend a helping hand and sift through all the options for you. Spend less time reading and more time drinking with our guide to the top 20 Manchester pubs; from dog-friendly boozers to craft beer favourites and gastropub hangouts.

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Last updated on 19th September 2023




The Briton's Protection

No Manchester pub crawl of the city's best boozers would be complete without a trip to The Briton's Protection. Thanks to whisky galore, alongside red and dark wood interiors, this place is traditional as they come. Better yet? There are even taps in the beer garden.

The Waldorf, Manchester

A Free Pint of Guinness per guest to kick off the 6 Nations match and 2 other offers

If you're looking for the best pubs in Manchester Piccadilly or somewhere to satisfy those tummy rumbles, The Waldorf has you covered with piled-high patties and other pub grub classics, all washed down with cask ales. As for entertainment? There's a weekly quiz and live sport on tele, alongside retro games to boot.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a once abandoned Victorian watering hole that's been brought back to life. Downstairs is a traditional boozer, while upstairs leans towards restaurant dining, making it some of the best pub food in Manchester city centre. That means Sunday roasts and set menus, offered up with beers and a generous selection of whiskey.

The Wharf

Perched just seconds from Bridgewater Canal, The Wharf is a pub that's got a whole lot of character. Head here for cosy corners or quiet nooks filled with fish 'n' chips, buttermilk chicken burgers and a massive selection of cask ales, malts and wines.

Mulligans

After Irish pubs in Manchester? Check out Mulligans. Find this old school spot just off Deansgate, delving out the best pints of Guinness and the traditional music to match, alongside plenty of screenings of the footie or races.