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. 

Last updated on 29th June 2021

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. 

Via Manchester

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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 Oxnoble

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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. 

The Lawn Club

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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.

Terrace NQ

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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.

The Ape & Apple

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Hole up in style as Deansgate's The Ape & Apple welcomes you for cask ales, pub grub and beer garden vibes. As well as being dog-friendly, there's live music, quizzes and sports screenings throughout the week. 

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.

Dukes 92

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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.