Beer Gardens in Manchester
Sure, this city's one rainy son of a gun, but when the sun doth shine? Boy, do these boozers come up trumps. From canal-side spaces and rooftop gardens to suburban romps, Manchester makes a pretty great name for itself when it comes to sunny spots. Saddle up with some sun cream and get your drinks order on the go as we present to you some of the best beer gardens in Manchester.
Perfect for that all-important bottle of summer wine, not only is The Refinery churning out the best in gastro fare and cool interiors, but its terrace in Spinningfields is also the ultimate drinking companion as the weather starts to warm up.
With a gorgeous outdoor terrace seating overlooking the locks, Lock 91 is the perfect place for a spot of sunshine drinking. Kick back after work with colleagues or unwind with a cocktail and watch the world go by at this beautiful Manchester bar.
From its smattering of dining tables and second-floor terrace dining to its south-facing patio, if there's one top-notch sun trap in Manchester, it would have to be Dukes 92. Whether you're plucking over a Pimm's or enjoying a little dining, do it in sun-soaked style.
When looking for the best beer gardens in Manchester, remember to aim high: 20 Stories high, to be exact. The sky-high restaurant has a terrace bar to die for; think greenery, BBQs, fire-pits and an amazing view, all while you feast on casual brasserie dishes and drink cocktails.
It may be tucked away in Chorlton, but that doesn't stop The Beagle from having great garden game. Alongside a terrace space to enjoy their craft pints and hardy British dishes, there's a garden with painted murals, quirky furniture and fun aplenty.
Not only is this hotel home to a slick restaurant and gorgeous rooms, but also a leafy terrace. Whether you're sipping on fine wines and cocktails or soaking up some sun with a tasty Sunday roast, The Dakota Grill is a great choice for alfresco drinking and dining in Manchester.
As well as a cosy pub interior and large sun terrace overlooking the picturesque waterways and canal boats of the Castlefield Basin, The Wharf boasts plenty of outdoor seating, a barbecue serving up tasty grilled burgers and sandwiches. Did we mention there's even a fountain for a little splash should the heat get too much?
While there's only a small smattering of tables, the beer garden sitting pert outside of Dockyard in Salford Quays is still a charmer. From its rustic benches and blossom trees to a cracking collection of craft beers and pub grub, getting outside for your Vitamin D dosing is a must.
Live the lush life by the river this summer, as Rain Bar provides a neat dose of water-side boozing. From its split level beer garden and charming plot across the river to its friendly drinks prices and pub charm, this watering hole provides a proper dose of vitamin D once the sun starts to shine.
One of the first pubs in Manchester to install the now universally loved outdoor heaters; The Metropolitan is the pub of choice in the area when the weather starts to chill. With an outside bar to avoid all that walking inside to get a beer, this Didsbury spot has the alfresco drinking lark down to a fine art.