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
When you're craving craft beer? Look no further than BrewDog. Nestled on Peter Street in Deansgate, the dog-friendly spot touts a huge range of world beers alongside vegan bites, loaded burgers and more. There's even an outdoor terrace for a few pints in the sun.
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.
Thanks to its sprawling beer garden and pop-up winter teepee, The Oast House is one of the most famous pubs in Manchester. If you don't fancy settling down outdoors, the versatile boozer is packed with fireplace-lit corners inside, keeping you coming back for more in any season.
Need traditional pubs in Manchester city centre? Tucked away in Cathedral Gates is The Old Wellington. When the sun is shining, the outside area is a vibrant place, while chillier days will have you cosying up inside against a backdrop of exposed beams.
A cosy, traditional pub at the front and a foliage-laden restaurant with a stunning garden space out the back, The Black Friar Salford is a jack of all trades. Tuck into hearty pies, elevated pub grub, signature cocktails and plenty of pints here.
One of the best pubs in Manchester city centre, The Bank has tastefully redecorated this old building, retaining original features like chandeliers and impressive columns. On the food and booze front? Pair toad in the hole, pies, steaks and sarnies with lager or ale.
Topping off our list of the best cheap pubs in Manchester is The Grey Horse. Just a short stroll away from Piccadilly Gardens, it's a lovely example of what a typical pub should be. Expect Hyde Brewery's beers, alongside other pints, cocktail pitchers and wine.
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.
In the heart of Manchester's Gay Village, you'll find The Molly House's eccentric combo of wood, exposed brick, taxidermy and terrace. But that's not all it's famous for. The tapas here has also earnt it a reputation as one of the best places to eat.