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. 

Last updated on 30th March 2021




The Woodstock Arms is one of West Didsbury's best pubs for summer thanks to its sprawling beer garden. Check out the mega outdoor offering while sipping on a wide selection of refreshing beverages and tucking into classic British pub grub.

The Lawn Club

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The perfect spot for an al fresco cocktail (or three) The Lawn Club in Spinningfields is decked out with private seating pods, pretty festoon lighting and plenty of green space adorned with deck chairs. Head here for Friday night drinks, tasty nibbles and table service throughout.

The Oxnoble

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One of the best places to drink in Castlefield, The Oxnoble features streetside tables that are perfect for the warmer months. Head here for a premium spirits list, plenty of refreshing wines and classic brews alongside a food menu of British favourites. 

Dukes 92

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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.

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.

The Dockyard

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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, summer days out here are a must. 

As well as a cosy pub interior and large sun terrace overlooking the canal boats of the Castlefield Basin, The Wharf boasts plenty of outdoor seating, a barbecue serving up tasty grilled burgers and sandwiches. There's even a fountain for a little splash should the heat get too much.

Sinclair's Oyster Bar

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You can't talk about beer gardens without dropping a mention of Sinclair's Oyster Bar. Dating back to 1720, it's one of the most popular hotspots in the city, boasting an excellent selection of beers, ciders, and hearty food (including oysters, of course).