Manchester's Best Craft Beer Bars

This alcoholic beverage is always making a ripple across the hospitality industry, courtesy of the unique cans, kegs and pints whipped up small, independent breweries. To keep you hoppy? Check out our guide to the best pubs, breweries and bars for craft beer in Manchester.

Last updated on 15th September 2022




To wash a pub meal down with premium craft ales, The Woodstock Arms is the place to head. This favourite in West Didsbury's drinking and dining scene also offers period features or a mega beer garden to settle down in, so you can be sure of a relaxed setting too.

The Bank

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Local craft ales and spirits make up the main portion of the menu at The Bank, a neo-classical style pub with the original library still upstairs. Get over to this gorgeous watering hole to enjoy pints paired with British pub food.

Ever tried a stroopwafel stout? How about a soft serve frozen pint? This Northern Quarter haunt is anything but ordinary. Check out Beatnikz Brewery to soak up an unusual selection of drinks in the right heart of Manchester.

Formerly The Beer Studio, could you expect anything less than great drinks from here? Snagging their name as one of the best places to drink craft beer in Manchester, this charming favourite is churning out beloved and favoured names, alongside independent bottles. 

Port St. Beer House

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This Northern Quarter stop-off is sure to cater for all your drinking needs. With a list that would take you a few weeks (and livers) to plough through, Port St Beer House is one of the city's finest venues for craft beer drinkers.

The home of craft beer and food in Manchester, Bundobust is dishing out Indian veggie burgers, paneer tikka and egg burjhis. But drinks don't go unnoticed either, with a cracking selection of pints for all palates. We're talking cask ales, chai cider and rotational keg lines pouring different kinds of brews.

The Marble Arch

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The Marble Brewery is an institution in Manchester, and The Marble Arch is their original pub that delivers it all. With a bar delivering fresh craft beer, it's the perfect place to grab a pint in the city. Expect cosy vibes in the winter and beer garden feels come summertime.

Offering some of the most popular beer in Manchester is Northern Monk Refectory, who made their way down to the city from Leeds. These craft pints are second-to-none, and the rotating kitchen residencies have offered everything from huge wedges of lasagne to succulent chicken and waffles.