Top 10 Pubs in Manchester

There's definitely no shortage of pubs in Manchester to have a drink at in and around the city centre, however finding the gems can often be hard when there are many options on the table. So we've narrowed those options on the table down to make more room for pints by highlighting the Top 10 Pubs in Manchester. Have a read through, visit them and let us know what you make of them!


Sorry, the places listed below don't have online bookings available, but we hope you still find this list useful for your night out!


Located in-between Oxford Road and Deansgate Locks, The Briton's Protection has established itself as one the top pubs in Manchester, with good reason. A number of award-winning ales are available and if whiskey is more your thing, you're spoilt here. Over 300 different types of whiskey are on offer at this Manchester pub, so you better get started.

Port St. Beer House

2 user reviews 4

If you're into your beer, few pubs in Manchester will provide you with a menu as long and impressive at The Port St. Beer House in the Northern Quarter. The spacious two-floor pub provides a great atmosphere to get tucked into a number of delightful beers and ales, with the helpful guide from the friendly and knowledgeable staff, you're bound to find the beer for you. 

The Castle Hotel

2 user reviews 4

This Manchester pub, situated on Olham Street in the Northern Quarter, is a brilliantly traditional venue with an impressive selection of ales on the bar at all times. One of the Top 10 Pubs in Manchester, The Castle surprises you with the space inside as you pass by the bar, the venue unfolds and you find extra rooms to sit down and enjoy your drinks, if it's sunny (sometimes!) you can even venture out into the back garden to get some Vitamin D.

57 Thomas Street

1 user review 4

Part of the Marble Brewery Family, 57 Thomas Street is a brilliant Manchester pub located (surprisingly!) on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter. Serving directly from four casks sat on the bar, you can also get yourself a variety of exciting bottled beers here and enjoy avoiding the usual inflated Northern Quarter prices at one of the Top 10 Pubs in Manchester.

Tib Street Tavern

1 user review 4

This two-level Manchester pub is situated on Tib St. (again, surprisingly!) in the Northern Quarter and is a popular drinking spot for a whole host of people looking for a nice pint in the centre. Offering a number of bottled beers and ciders alongside draught options, The Tib St. Tavern is spacious with seating across two floors and if you're into the football, they've got multiple screens showing a handful of games every weekend.

Peveril of the Peak

1 user review 4

This Machester pub is an eye-catcher located just back from Oxford Road, the detached venue is covered in lime green tiles and welcomes you with a warm and traditional atmosphere inside. The Grade-II listed building provides the casual pub-goer with a unique experience, being run by the same family for over four decades now and first built in the 1820's, Peveril Of The Peak has stood its time and well deserves a spot as one of the Top 10 Pubs in Manchester.

Sinclair's Oyster Bar

3 user reviews 3

Situated in Exchange Square just behind The Arndale lies Sinclair's Oyster Bar. This Manchester Pub is part of the Sam Smith's Brewery family and is always a popular place to whet your whistle. When the sun is shining the beer garden is a vibrant and friendly place, venture inside and you'll get a warm welcome and a lovely traditional atmosphere in which to enjoy your reasonably priced drinks. Thanks Sam!