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.
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.
Pork and pints, you want some? Boasting gnarly and industrial interiors alongside top, meaty dishes, The Crafty Pig are not only coming up trumps in the foodie department, their roster of craft beers are both delicious and impressive alike.
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 Manchester. But with it being cosy as anything, it's especially great in the winter.
Looking for a craft beer bar in Manchester that has something a little bit more boutique to offer the crowd? Then try Bluu on for size. Host to some of the best in artisan craft beers, they're stepping up the mark when it comes to more select bottles.
With a name like that, could you expect anything less than great beer from The Beer Studio? Snagging their name as one of the best places to drink craft beer in Manchester, The Beer Studio are churning out beloved and favoured names alongside independent bottles and beer.
Saison is a contemporary spot in Didsbury that aims to deliver delicious food and even more delicious beer. Their bar is lined with ales, lagers and craft beer perfect for any enthusiast. They pair perfectly with their food, offering small plates that are only improved by the hops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best hidden craft beer gems in Manchester, Hold Fast is prime for those that want a unique setting and top pints combined. Subterranean with a vintage feel, Hold Fast churns out their craft beer selection by the bucket load.