Booze and Burgers

Whether in a sunny beer garden with a BBQ or at a cosy burger joint in Manchester, there’s something irresistible about grabbing and biting into a juicy burger when you’re having a pint of beer or a crafted cocktail. That's why we've selflessly tried every burger joint in town to bring you our guide to the best places pubs and bars in Manchester for a burger and booze. The things we do for you, eh? From unadulterated patties and premium American wares to top notch sides, check out our recommendations for the best booze and burgers in MCR.

Last updated on 1st September 2016

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Dog Bowl

5 user reviews

Booze, burgers and bowling. Get all three until the early hours at this late night Manchester bar, diner and ten pin bowling alley. From basic hamburgers to gourmet offerings right up to the big daddy of the Black Dog's burger offering - The D.B's £15 - you'll be spoilt for ways to satisfy your booze and burger craving at Dog Bowl.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Dive NQ

4 user reviews

Celebrating the foundation of all happy marriages, Dive NQ put on a good hearty spread of booze and burgers. Taking on the character of a typical American diner, Dive bar is a slice of Deep Southern charm mixed with all the fun party vibes you could hope for. Head here for loud music, big boy burgers and all the drinks. 

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter
Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter
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Now if you don't want to spend a fortune and still enjoy a good burger, then Black Dog Ballroom has your answer. Priced at a fantastic £5.50, you can get a meaty treat alongside Black Dog's equally affordable cocktails, beers and wines. Enjoy in the basement bar and afterwards even have a game of pool to help you see off that lovely burger. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

While a party powerhouse come the late hours of the night, Revolution is also known for their hearty and more than affordable American themed grub. If your're looking for a reasonably priced burger in Manchester, with lashings of toppings, this is the place to come. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

Gorilla

182 user reviews

Gorilla have always been widely recognised for their amazing burgers and there is no question why. A juicy burger served on a sesame brioche bun with pickles and Trof's secret recipe burger sauce... you can't argue with the quality. With a main bar, gin parlour and club room, Gorilla offers a burger and booze experience unlike any other, you won't be hunting for things to do in Manchester for a while.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Almost Famous

4 user reviews

Often touted as the best burger in Manchester; Almost Famous serves up big, juicy, heavily topped slices of beef in sweet buns that could even be described as brioche, crazy right? Their jam-jar cocktails and great range of beers are also a great addition to this juicy meal. Are they the best? Maybe, with burgers this good, Almost Famous are certainly a big contender and nonetheless a great place to grab a burger and a drink. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Red's True Barbecue

1 user reviews

One of the newest all out American destinations in Manchester, Red's True Barbecue know nothing but pit treats and BBQ babes. Another place that has coined giant patties, premium meats and heralded BBQ sauces, Red's True Barbecue is not only a dinner destination brimming in deliciousness, it's brimming in cool industrial interiors, neon signage and yankee doodle charm.

Happily Affordable ££
Albert Square

Southern Eleven

2 user reviews

Southern Eleven do great American food from the deep South with style; with some unique 'Manchester vs Food' challenges on offer, you'd be mad not to have a burger here. Served classic style with chunky slaw and a large pickle, Southern Eleven's burger offering to Manchester's nightlife is flavourful, juicy and seasoned perfectly. Simple yet effective, Southern Eleven do burgers the right way and alongside their crafted cocktails, are a real treat in the heart of Spinningfields.

Happily Affordable ££
Spinningfields

The Crafty Pig

3 user reviews

Craft beer and some of the best burgers in Manchester? The Crafty Pig has something to say about both of those. Rustic, cool and brimming with foodie sass, gorge on a premium patty at Crafty Pig alongside an international roster of craft beer favourites.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn

3 user reviews

A lush Northern Quarter nook with more bite than you've got clutch, Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn is a burger destination with gumption. Serving up supersize patties alongside serious sides and homemade slaw, you'll not only get your fill of sweet American wares and hearty burgers for a more than reasonable price, you'll get yourself a destination of cool interiors, dapper cats and one heck of a full belly.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

SoLIta

1 user reviews

Known all over MCR, and for being oh so lean and mean on the grill, Solita is the perfect occasion for an upmarket yet sloppy burger in Didsbury. Piling them high, not only does Solita promise indulgent bites, those that love a theme will enjoy the likes of their Game of Bones burger. 

Happily Affordable ££
Didsbury

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