Manchester's Best Craft Beer Bars

Craft beer, the educated more independent alternative to your standard bottle of hop laden fare. In the last few years one type of alcoholic beverage has been making a big ripple in the industry: craft beer. With the rise in popularity of unique beers from small, independent breweries, a lot of bars have upped their craft beer game or even opened solely as a craft beer bar. Here we take you through the very best of what Manchester pubs and bars have to offer when it comes to craft beer in the city. 

Last updated on 2nd May 2018

2 events @ 2 venues with 3 upcoming dates starting on 29 Jun 2018

Manchester Beer Week is upon us once again and 2018 promises to be as good as ever. From the rise of IPA through to brewery tours, the week will be an affordable and fun way to learn more about craft beer along with plenty of tasters.


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Alongside their huge line of imaginative cocktails, Kosmonaut also stock a fine range of craft Beers; particularly those of the hoppy US variety. With a fridge full of those vibrant labels you know and love (please step your graphic art game up, British breweries), they also have some of the gonzo-inspired Flying Dog ales on draught too. 

Port St. Beer House

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This Northern Quarter bar is sure to cater for all your drinking needs when it comes to anything beer related. With a list that would take you a few weeks (and livers) to plough through, The Port St. Beer House is one of Manchester's finest venues for craft beer drinkers. Set across two floors, there's more than enough room to take it all in for an evening with a group of mates. 

Pie & Ale

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If the name wasn't a give away, this Manchester bar is famous for two things. Pie and Ale is situated in the Northern Quarter of this great city and combines a slick modern interior with traditional food and beer. Priding themselves on supporting local micro-breweries and producing handmade pies, Pie and Ale is well worth a visit if lovely local brews are your boozey cup of tea. 

BrewDog Manchester

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When it comes to craft beers, few companies are flying the flag higher or getting the word out there than Brew Dog. Located just off Deansgate near the Great Northern, this brilliant addition to Manchester nightlife is a must-visit for a fan of craft beers, with a menu that's always adding new gems and also some great food to go with it.