Beer Gardens In Manchester

Sure, this city's one rainy son of a gun, but when the sun shines? Boy, do these boozers come up trumps. From canal-side spaces and rooftop gardens to suburban romps, these watering holes make a pretty great name for themselves when it comes to outdoor drinking. Slather yourself in some SPF and get your drinks order ready, as we present our guide to the best beer gardens in Manchester. 

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 15th January 2024

What's on at GRUB

A venue hosting bottomless brunch, garden parties and more, GRUB is also boasting a gorgeous beer garden. From summers spent sipping cocktails and grabbing street food to soaking up the sun, this place offers it all.

The Briton's Protection

With a staggering whisky collection and traditional decor, The Briton's Protection is a great pub with bundles of character. Their beer garden is one of Manchester's finest with seating and parasols to offer shade, relaxation and comfort to those alfresco drinkers intent on soaking up some rays.

The Woodstock Arms

The Woodstock Arms is a great pub for summer thanks to its sprawling beer garden. Check out the mega outdoor offering at this West Didsbury boozer, all while sipping on a wide selection of refreshing beverages and tucking into classic British pub grub.

11 Central

Enjoy a refreshing craft beer while overlooking the waterfront in Salford Quays at 11 Central, a restaurant and bar that has a wide range of tipples that'll tickle your fancy. Come for a couple and stay for the gin-making experience or a spot of live entertainment throughout the week. It has an incredibly tempting menu too, full of British favourites with a twist.

The Wharf

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