Pretty Bars in Manchester

Manchester's restaurant scene may be booming, but it's also home to some of the prettiest bars. These drinking spots are covered in everything from fairy lights and fresh foliage to breathtaking views to enjoy with some gorgeous cocktails. Check out our recommendations for pretty bars in Manchester. 

Last updated on 14th August 2018




Refinery Spinningfield's Manchester location is a hip sanctuary smack in the center of the dining and drinking district. It looks like it's straight off of a Pinterest board, with geometric designs everywhere 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 cozy with some cocktails. 

Black and white isn't just a dinner party theme at Gaucho, it's their very existence. It's very elegant, with silver chandeliers and two level dining area but, don't let the color scheme fool you. Gaucho is equally edgy, with the cowhide accents bringing a fun and contemporary feel to the Argentinian steakhouse. Its unique design and decor make Gaucho one of the prettiest restaurant bars in Manchester. 

For you 'Mad Men' fans out there, be sure to check out a spot fit for Don Draper himself. Inspired by the famous mid 20th century Manhattan bar of the same name, The Pen & Pencil modernizes the quintessential journalist's bar to make it a trendy 21st century cocktail bar fit for a night out of pretty cocktails, dinner and dancing.