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 21st January 2020

BrewDog Manchester

174 user reviews 5

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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. 

The Crafty Pig

19 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

The Marble Arch

1 user review 5

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.

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. 

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. 


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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.

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.