Manchester's Best Craft Beer Bars

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 cans, kegs and pints from small, independent breweries, a lot of bars have upped their game. Get ready for a journey of all things hoppy with our guide to the best bars, breweries and pubs for craft beer in Manchester.

Last updated on 4th May 2022

With a name like this, could you expect anything less than great drinks from The Beer Studio? 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 and beer. 


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Another craft beer bar in Manchester doing exactly what it says on the tin, this Salford Quays hide-away is primed for those after a craft pint. A relaxed city bar that promises unique pints in a chilled out location, head on down for an afternoon of craft hops and more.

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

Port St. Beer House

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This Northern Quarter bar 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 Manchester's finest venues for craft beer drinkers.

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 as long as you'd like 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.

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