The Alchemist employs all sorts of magical touches when it comes to creating its cocktails. From smoking vials to long fruit-filled mixes, this New York Street spot has date-perfect written all over it; nab a cosy corner in this low-lit gem for an unbeatable intimate atmosphere.
Pretty Bars in Manchester
Manchester's hospitality scene may be booming with gorgeous restaurants, but it's also home to some of the best looking bars. These drinking spots are covered in everything from fairy lights and fresh foliage over breathtaking views coupled with some of the most photogenic cocktails around. Thirsty? Check out our recommendations for the prettiest bars in Manchester.
Housed in the heart of the Printworks, eden is a multistory botanical paradise of three club spaces, a slick kitchen and dining room, and lush outdoor terrace. Whether you're looking to dance the night away, graze on global plates or sip cocktails under the sun, this is the perfect location.
It's very elegant, with it's decked out in chandeliers and it's got the black and white theme that makes Gaucho so iconic. Equally edgy and with the cowhide accents bringing a contemporary feel to the Argentinian steakhouse, check it out for steak, wine and cocktails in a pretty place.
An old railway arch has been transformed into a tiki wonderland at Lola Lo. The nightclub and cocktail bar brings a taste of Polynesia to proceedings; with graffiti style artwork, fauna and tropical prints throughout.
From bourbon and ribs to tiki tipples, Cane and Grain is hiding a whole lot of fun in its walls. The renowned watering hole has multiple bars, including tropical paradise Liars Lounge, along with a cool and casual restaurant on the ground floor.
The Refinery's Spinningfields location is a hip sanctuary smack in the middle of the drinking district. It looks like it's straight off of a Pinterest board, with geometric designs and fluffy blankets draped over chairs. The outdoor terrace, complete with more blankets, is not to be missed; eclectic and pretty, it's the perfect spot to get cosy with a cocktail.
From the team behind slick Spinningfields restaurant, Australasia, comes Sunset. A proper haven for pink hues and slushy cocktails, it's perfect for beaut dates and your next girls night out... and that's even without the tasty Asian bites.
Take a break from the bustle of Manchester in the Northern Quarter's botanical oasis. Allotment Bar is rustic and charming, ordained with a wall of live foliage contrasted with an industrial iron bar. The cocktails are just as pretty, with signatures like the Black Rose and Mulberry Dance.
Manchester is no stranger to renovated Grade II buildings, and this tailor shop turned restaurant bar is bursting at the seams with modern flair. Deep blues contrast copper tones in a massive open space where angular tables meet a circular bar for a camera-worthy look.
It may be one of the biggest celebrity hangouts in the city, but it also happens to be one of the prettiest locations too. From the sweeping white lines to the subtle intro of plants, head over for the stunning gastro grub at Rosso but stay for the interiors.
With multiple floors spanning a variety of concepts, the Ivy is a sure-fire pick in the looks department. Choose between the spacious rooftop, an Asian-inspired area or the modern British brasserie... or spend some time in them all.
Prepare to be transported to Asia in Tattu's rose garden, where Chinese food meets classic drinks and beaut interiors. Body art provides the inspiration for the decor... who would have thought with a name like that? If you're after a memorable evening, cherry blossom galore is sure to do it.
Nothing is too over the top at Fumo's northern instalment. Marble countertops and the overall linear design provide a sleek and sophisticated environment to enjoy classy cocktails, plus top-notch elegance makes it one of the prettiest places to enjoy a drink in Manchester.