Top 10 Pubs in Manchester

There's definitely no shortage of watering holes for a drink in the city centre, however finding the real gems can often be hard when there are many options on the table. Spend less time reading and more time drinking with our guide to the top 10 pubs in Manchester; from dog-friendly boozers to craft beer favourites and gastropub hangouts.

Last updated on 10th June 2020




Located between Oxford Road and Deansgate Locks, The Briton's Protection has established itself as one of the top pubs in Manchester. A number of award-winning ales are available alongside over 300 different types of whiskey, so you better get started.

Perched just seconds from Bridgewater Canal, The Wharf is a pub that's got a whole lot of character. Head here for cosy corners and quiet nooks filled with fish and chips, buttermilk chicken burgers and a massive selection of cask ales, malts and wines.

Sinclair's Oyster Bar

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Situated in Exchange Square lies Sinclair's Oyster Bar; the Manchester pub that's part of the Sam Smith's Brewery family. When the sun is shining the beer garden is a vibrant place, though venture inside and you'll get a warm welcome and reasonably priced drinks.

Tib Street Tavern

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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.

The Castle Hotel

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This Oldham Street spot is a brilliantly traditional venue that pairs an impressive selection of ales with live music from all sorts of artists. As the venue unfolds, you'll find extra rooms and a beer garden for that much-needed Vitamin D.

Port St. Beer House

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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 Temple

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One the smallest and most innovating pubs in Manchester, The Temple was formerly a public toilet whereas now the only convenience it offers to the public is in the form of an underground pub with a brilliant rock 'n' roll atmosphere to enjoy some delightful beers with.