Whether you came for G&Ts with brunch or after-work drinks with a few tasty plates, The Refinery is a great shout. Head to the Spinningfields terrace for sunset drinks with pals, with electric heaters and snug blankets sure to keep you cosy as the evening chill creeps in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.