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 updated on 18th May 2022




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.

Dukes 92

1 user review 4

From its smattering of dining tables and second floor terrace dining to its south-facing patio, Dukes 92 is one top-notch sun trap. Whether you're plucking over a Pimm's or enjoying a little dining, do it in summer style here.

What's on at GRUB

91 user reviews 4

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 Oast House

167 user reviews 5

From its famous tipi in winter to the sprawling sun-soaked space come summer, The Oast House is one of the best places for drinking outside. Make your way over to the Spinningfields spot for BBQ fare washed down with pints or an Aperol spritz.

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.

The Dockyard

1 user review 4

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, this spot is a must for summer days.

Sinclair's Oyster Bar

3 user reviews 3

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).