Manchester City Centre Pubs

Manchester certainly has a fair few pubs, but which ones are the best? From authentic loud Irish pubs to quirky cosy pubs, football pubs, gastro pubs or even real ale pubs, Manchester's City Centre has got a plethora of great places where you're sure to find the ideal spot to chill with a couple of friends over your tipple of choice. See for yourself - check out our guide to the best pubs in Manchester's City Centre and you'll be on your way to finding your new favourite hotspot.


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The award winning Briton's Protection Pub has stood tall in Manchester since 1806! A favourite with critics and locals, it offers an incredible whiskey collection currently reaching near 300. This includes rare Scottish single malts and blends and some brilliant real bourbons, as well as what must be among the finest selection of Japanese whiskies in Manchester. Inside you will find six-conjoined rooms all of which have their own distinct personality, complete with roaring log fires - cosy.

The Old Nags Head

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Another award-winning Manchester city centre pub, The Old Nag's Head has been a drinking favourite since 1880. Rooted in the very centre of the city, the pub serves a delicious food menu including homemade tasty snacks. There is even a video jukebox, what more can we say? If you want to escape the cold this upcoming Winter then the Old Nag's Head is a perfect sanctuary.  

The Marble Arch

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Marble Brewery is a bit of an institution in Manchester – and The Marble Arch pub on Rochdale Road is where it all began! It was the very first pub in the Marble family (which now also includes 57 Thomas Street and Marble Beer House in Chorlton), and the listed building was the site of the brewery itself until 2011. The long bar has 11 hand pulls that dispense both their own beers and selected guest ales, and there is a good selection of bottles, too.

Sinclair's Oyster Bar

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Not many people have come to Manchester and not become acquainted with Sinclair's Oyster Bar. In the very heart of Manchester's shopping district, Sinclair's are known for their incredibly low-priced alcohol, quirky design features and Manchester history. On a rare warm Manchester afternoon the pub becomes the waterhole for the surrounding businesses. It's a must for anybody wanting to experience Manchester at its finest.