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 11th May 2020

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.

Rooftop Lounge

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On top of the Great John Street Hotel, this bright and breezy beauty is one of Manchester's better kept secrets. When it's not hired out for private events, nab a space on this serene patch for classy cocktails and killer views.

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).

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?

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, 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.

The Metropolitan

1 user review 4

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.