The Best Winter Bars In Manchester

The nights are drawing in and the temperature has plummeted. That's right people... the coldest season is upon us. So, don your warmest coat or fluffiest socks before heading out for an evening of drinking, dancing and merriment. Whether you're looking for a cosy pub complete with roaring fires or a private igloo for Insta-worthy pics, we've rounded up the best bars in Manchester this winter.

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Last updated on 4th January 2024

Miracle On Cross Street

If you're after a pop-up Christmas bar, then Miracle On Cross Street is sure to satisfy with its mix of seasonal decor and themed concoctions to match. Think OTT surrounds alongside Jingle Juice cocktails, hot mulled wine and more.


Known for turning their iconic cherry blossoms an icy blue and covering them in sparkling frost to celebrate the season, Tattu Manchester are making sure you can enjoy a wintery bar. Last year, the restaurant's walls came to life with a dazzling show of Aurora Borealis, while limited edition themed cocktails and desserts were available too.


Right in Salford, Menagerie offers everything pretty and pink, but they're also bringing the holiday spirit. You can choose from a selection of wine or candy cane cocktails, as well as festive canapes, Christmas-themed performances and a three-course menu.

The Wharf

The Wharf is a great choice of cosy pubs in Manchester, boasting a relaxing atmosphere that comes from its picturesque location alongside the canal basin. Bursting with snug nooks, this place is perfect for a romantic date or relaxed night out of acoustic live music. 

Bar Hütte

Bar Hütte is back once more this November, offering the people of Manchester one unique winter bar experience. Keeping to their signature après ski theme, the space is decorated with cosy chalets complete with festive lights, snug heat lamps and even a 'carol-oke' machine.