Pretty Bars In Manchester

Our hospitality scene may be booming with gorgeous restaurants, but it's also home to some of the best looking watering holes. These drinking spots are covered in everything from fairy lights to fresh foliage, sporting breathtaking views coupled with some of the most photogenic cocktails around. Thirsty? Check out our recommendations for the prettiest bars in Manchester. 

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Last updated on 9th February 2024

The Alchemist Manchester - New York Street

Enjoy a celebratory bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival for £65!

The Alchemist employs all sorts of magical touches when it comes to creating its cocktails. From smoking vials to long fruit-filled mixes, their New York Street, Spinningfields and Media City venues have date-perfect written all over them; nab a cosy corner in these low-lit gems for an unbeatable intimate atmosphere.

Cocoa Cabana Ancoats

With its pink and teal colour scheme, stylish light fixtures and marble-topped bar, Cocoa Cabana Ancoats is one of the prettiest drinking dens in town. Stop by for indulgent chocolate cocktails and longstanding favourites paired with brunch bites, fresh cakes and afternoon tea.


The definition of a botanical gem, Menagerie is both one of the most quirky bars in Manchester and a pretty drinking destination to boot. Venture on down for cutesy features, stunning patterns, intricate design features and plush marble, all at this high-end, oh-so-attractive space.