The Anthologist should definitely be on your list of pretty places to have a drink. Not only is it a top pick of bars in Manchester's Deansgate, but the space is filled with plush seating and soft lighting, with a suntrap summer terrace for alfresco wining and dining too.
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.
From the team behind one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Manchester, 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.
While a traditional boozer in its own right, The Black Friar Salford is a bit of a looker, to say the least. Inside, this joint is decked out with burgundy leather booths, geometric floor tiles and more potted plants than you can shake a stick at.
This gorgeous watering hole boasts some of the most sought-after tables, thanks to comfy beanbag seats, private pods and oh-so quirky greenhouses for you and your group. These make it a drinking staple and one of the best bars in Manchester's Spinningfields.
Slick and sexy, Dirty Martini Manchester is a cocktail haven right in the centre of the city. There's three floors of Instagrammable interiors, with angel wings, golden walls and some seriously spacey themes, alongside a menu of signature sips that are sure to start your night off with a bang.
Gaucho is a beautiful restaurant bar in Manchester for its sheer opulence, from the grand dining room to the large chandeliers. Plus, the cowhide accents bring a contemporary feel to the Argentinian steakhouse, which is a firm fave for its succulent bites, fine wine and cocktails.
One of the most beautiful bars in Manchester, thanks to its secret garden-inspired interiors and waterfront terrace space, The Botanist MediaCity is ideal for your next date night. Better yet, you can tuck into hanging kebabs and wash them down with gin-laced cocktails.
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 one of these low-lit gems for an unbeatable intimate atmosphere.
Combining Japanese fine dining with Mexican plates in super sleek surrounds, Peter Street Kitchen is as much a feast for the eyes as it is the belly. And for drinks? The bar is serving up robata-grilled pineapple in their piña coladas, sake-laced bellinis and smoking negronis.
Head to the old railway arch that's been transformed into a tropical wonderland known as Lola Lo. The nightclub and cocktail bar brings a taste of Polynesia to proceedings, with graffiti-style artwork, colourful fauna and bold prints scattered throughout the venue.
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.
Nothing is too over the top at Fumo's northern instalment. Marble countertops and the overall linear design provide a sleek and sophisticated environment, plus the menu of tasty cocktails and heady concoctions makes it a top choice for grabbing a tipple.
From summer all the way through to winter, 20 Stories is constantly reinventing itself with sky-high cocktails and leafy decor. Check out this rooftop favourite for an Insta-friendly time in the heart of the city centre, complete with handcrafted sips and a menu of British favourites.
One of the most girly bars in Manchester thanks to gorgeous pink interiors, Boujee is the perfect place for a ladies' night out. With plush furniture and indoor foliage to boot, this swish spot looks good from every angle, making it perfect for the 'Gram.
With multiple floors spanning a variety of concepts, the Ivy is a pretty place with plenty to offer its visitors. Not only is it fronting of the fanciest rooftop bars in Manchester, but there's an Asian-inspired area and a beaut British brasserie too... so spend some time in them all.
It may be one of the biggest celebrity hangouts in the city, but it also happens to be pretty easy on the eye too. From the sweeping white lines to the subtle intro of plants, you'll head over for the stunning gastro grub at Rosso, but stay for the 'Grammable interiors.
Manchester is no stranger to renovated Grade II-listed 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 at Cottonopolis, where angular tables meet a circular bar for a camera-worthy look.
It's all about the roof terrace at this bar and restaurant, though all of its floors are working it. When the sun is shining, grab a seat at the top of the building. You can experience tapas and wine that's so good, you'd easily think you had been transported to Spain.
Prepare to be transported to Asia from Tattu's indoor garden; where Chinese cuisine meets stunning 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, their cocktails are sure to impress.