BrewDog Manchester has a cosy outside terrace that's perfect for pints in the sun when summer rolls around. Pay them a visit in Deansgate and you can sip on signature craft creations and tuck into an all-American menu of burgers, wings and boozy brunches.
Best Terraces In Manchester
While the definition of 'terrace' is roughly translated in to 'level paved area next to a building', our definition stands something along the lines of 'drinky, boozy, lovely, sunshiney, seaty area'. Plotted about the city, these sun-soaked spots are a hubbub of activity; whether they host cracking views, buzzing crowds, cool concoctions or botanical spaces. Check out our recommendations for some of the best drinking terraces in Manchester here.
The Old Wellington is a charming, traditional English pub right by The Printworks. When it comes to outdoor space? The square its found in has a secret terrace feel to it thanks to its tucked away location and surrounding buildings looming over it.
One of the biggest outdoor drinking spaces in the city, the terrace at Dukes 92 is a thing of beauty come the summer months. Plotted next to the canal and surrounded by industrial charm, the popular bar is one of our top picks for alfresco drinks in Manchester.
For summer drinking in the city, The Lawn Club is one of Manchester's prettiest terraces. The pop-up venue is located on the green grass of Hardman Square and comes complete with cosy dining pods, comfy deck chairs and a gorgeous pergola space, perfect for a post-work tipple or some lazy Sunday lounging.
The best way to enjoy fully loaded burgers and craft beers? From the comfort of a pretty little roof terrace. Join Honest Burgers for all that and more as their city centre outpost promises sun-soaked feels alongside signature buns and specially made drinks from Runaway Brewery.
The Oxnoble is a traditional pub serving British dishes alongside a wide choice of delicious drinks. On the hunt for Manchester's best terraces? This spot has a small space made up of streetside tables that are perfect for topping up your tan in the warmer months.
Found in the leafy neighbourhood of West Didsbury, The Woodstock Arms is home to one of Manchester's best beer gardens with plenty of outdoor seating and a separate bar area. When it comes to refreshments? Think classic pub grub and thirst-quenching pints of real ale.
The Alchemist has its own heated outdoor terrace in Spinningfields, making it ideal for outside dining all year round. Tuck into a menu of international cuisine and weekend brunches while sipping on their range of famous concoctions that fizz, bubble and smoke at your table.
Located right in the heart of the iconic gay village, Via Manchester has one of the best outdoor terraces on Canal Street. Stop by for the chance to drink by the water, before heading indoors to revel in a jam-packed event schedule featuring some of the best entertainers in town.
Sunset by Australasia may have pretty in pink interiors... but wait until you see the terrace. Lined with foliage, fairy lights and plush furnishings, it caters to all seasons with heaters for winter and an open-air feel when summer rolls around.
Patty princesses and burger boys, we're sure you already know that Almost Famous is one of the city's best-loved junk food haunts. But did you know they've got an outdoor terrace? For fresh air, cocktails and outdoor dining in Manchester, this is the place to head.
One of Manchester's most luxurious restaurants, The Dakota Grill specialises in premium steak and fresh seafood. Finish your dinner here by heading to the hidden cigar garden, where you can sip on Champagne surrounded by hanging plants and twinkling fairy lights, the stuff of date night dreams.
Situated on Thomas Street, Terrace NQ is one of the best places for outdoor drinking in the Northern Quarter. The secret rooftop garden is home to lush plants, shady umbrellas a selection of classic cocktails and local ales. Swing by on the weekend to catch some of the city's finest DJs spinning tracks 'til late.
Not only is Simon Shaw's acclaimed tapas restaurant bringing you plates like line-caught baby monkfish and braised ox cheek, but it's also one of the most gorgeous rooftop terraces in Manchester. From dreamy date nights to special occasions, this place is ideal for soaking up the sun while you dig into a feast of Spanish cuisine.
A family-run restaurant and bar outside of Manchester, Tre Ciccio is your one-stop shop for authentic Italian delights in a stylish setting. Grab a table in the pretty dining room or out on the terrace and enjoy a feast of bruschetta, arancini, pizza and burrata.
No list of outdoor terraces in Manchester would be complete without mention of The Ivy Spinningfields. Loved by A-listers and influencers, this oh-so-gorgeous spot serves the best in modern British cuisine. Book a table to enjoy a fun alfresco brunch or elegant afternoon tea, surrounded by bold interiors and exotic plants.