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, making this one of Manchester's prettiest bars.
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.
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.
From bourbon and ribs to Tiki themed, Cane and Grain is hiding a whole lot of fun in its walls. The renowned spot has several bars, including tropical paradise Liars Lounge, along with a cool and casual restaurant on the ground floor.
Whoever said neon signs were meant for 1950s nostalgia diners and open signs has never been to Be At One. Pretty colors and cocktails combine here, where the neon signs illuminate this contemporary cocktail bar. Check out Be At One for a party that goes all night long.
An old railway arch has been transformed into a Tiki wonderland for Lola Lo. The nightclub and bar brings a taste of Polynesia to proceedings, with graffiti style artwork, fauna and tropical prints throughout.
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.
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.
This gorgeous restaurant and cocktail bar is filled with plush seating and soft lighting, as well as, a gorgeous summer terrace for alfresco wining and dining.
Slick and sexy Dirty Martini is a cocktail haven in the heart of the city. There's three floor of Instagrammable interiors, with angel wings, golden walls, and some seriously spacey themes going on.
Nothing is too over the top at Fumo's Manchester installment. Marble countertops and the overall linear design provide a sleek and sophisticated environment to enjoy equally classy cocktails. Its sheer elegance makes Fumo one of the prettiest places to enjoy a drink in Manchester.
If you're a bit of a fiend when it comes to foliage, you're not going to want to miss everything that Mr Coopers has in store. From all the greenery you could wish for down to botanical cocktails and fresh cuisine, this is one of Manchester's prettiest bars.
It's all about the roofterrace at this Spanish-inspired bar and restaurant - though all floors are working it. When the sun is shining, grab a seat on the top floor quickly, for a retractable roof and tapas so good, you might think you were in Spain.
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.
Full of vintage vibes, The Fitzgerald brings the era of bootleg and jazz to Manchester. The 1920s styled spot is an underground den of live music, quirky retro touches such as old photos, and a potent drinks list.
Prepare to be transported to the Far East in Tattu's Rose Garden, where guests can enjoy Pan Asian food and drink. Body art provides the inspiration for the decor... who would have thought with a name like that? The Oriental decor, complete with cherry blossoms, make this pretty bar the perfect place for a unique night out.
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.
Pretty in pink, Menagerie is just as much of an experience as it is a restaurant and bar. Head on down for cutesy features, stunning patterns, intricate design features, velvets and plush marble in this high-end and oh so attractive setting.
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.
Laid back and cool, this Chorlton cutie is bringing Ibiza vibes to this slice of Manchester. Expect clapboard interiors, plenty of greenery - including on plates - and a healthy menu of brunch and lunch.