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Castlefield is, without doubt, the most beautiful area of Manchester city centre to go for a drink, especially in summer when it can get incredibly busy.

Located alongside the Bridgewater and Rochdale Canals, the Museum of Science & Industry and the old Roman fortress on Liverpool Road, it houses some of Manchester's best independent bars and pubs together with some of the city's finest restaurants.

A wonderfully historic setting, Castlefield is an area you can't help but fall in love with and, when bar culture really hit Manchester in the mid 1990's, stylish Mancunians, footballers and celebs flocked to its trendy canalside bars.

Sadly, the area suffered badly when fashion dictated the crowds walk a few metres along the cobbled road to the nearby Deansgate Locks. The likes of Quay Bar, Box Bar and Jackson's Wharf all closed down long before the Beetham Tower blocked their once beautiful view of Manchester's skyline.

Situated on Manchester's most prime real estate plots, their architectually brilliant shells were left to decay by landlords who tried and failed to get planning permission for huge ugly apartment blocks to replace the less profitable bars.

Fortunately, thanks in part to local community groups and campaigning by Pride Of Manchester, amongst others, today there are some wonderful new bars and pubs in Castlefield, which is seemingly busier than ever before.

It is especially popular on sunny days or when Manchester United are playing at home, with Old Trafford just a 30 minute walk along the canal towpath with boats running to the stadium from Castlefield.


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Key:   Gay friendly = Gay Bar   Ale = Real Ale Bar   Cocktails = Cocktail Bar   Wine = Wine Bar    Disco = Disco   Live Music = Live Music
 Live TV = Live Sports   Garden = Beer Garden/Terrace   Pool Table = Pool Table   Quiz nights = Quiz Nights   Karaoke = Karaoke   Late Opening = Open after 2am
Stag & Hen parties = Stag/Hen Parties Welcome    Children Welcome = Kids Welcome   Pets = Dogs Welcome   Popular with Manchester United fans = Man United pub   Popular with Manchester City fans = Man City pub

~ Bars listed in order of location, starting at Deansgate Castlefield Station ~

Castlefield Bars ~ Lock 91
Castlefield Pubs ~ Lock 91
Lock 91   Ale  Wine  Cocktails  Garden
This stunning independent canalside bar can be found in an early 19th Century lock keepers cottage, set opposite Deansgate Station on the corner of Deansgate Locks on the Rochdale & Pennine Canal. Split into various rooms and a waterside terrace, it's the perfect venue to meet with friends for cocktails and ales, with DJs and various events adding to the mix. Catering for up to 150 people, there's no charge for private hire.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

Castlefield Bars ~ Dukes 92
Castlefield Pubs ~ Dukes 92
Dukes 92   Ale  Wine  Garden
This stunning canalside bar and terrace was originally a stable block for the horses delivering foods off barges to the Merchants Warehouse opposite. Since 1991, it has become one of the city's most popular pubs and event venues, transforming the Castlefield heritage zone in the process. Having undergone a million-pound renovation to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the building's heritage is reflected in a subtle blend of antique furniture and modern fixed seating. The huge outdoor terrace is especially popular for the canside barbeque in summer.
Ale = £3.70+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7.50+

Castlefield bars - The Wharf
Castlefield pubs ~ The Wharf
The Wharf   Ale  Wine  Garden  Children Welcome  Pets
Although you'd be forgiven for thinking it dates back to the 1820s, the time of the historic warehouses around it, this beautiful Castlefield pub was actually built in 1998 and traded until 2005 as 'Jackson's Wharf'', before Brunning & Price spectacularly re-opened it in July 2012. The large building offers a huge canalside terrace alongside innumerable nooks and crannies, with cosy, intimate rooms and alcoves in which you (and your dog) can enjoy the friendly "country pub" atmosphere, 12 cask ales, 50 wines, 100 whiskies and delicious British food.
Ale = £3.70+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7.50+

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B.Eat Street   Ale  Cocktails  Wine  Live Music  Garden   Stag & Hen parties
A jumble of new bars, micro diners, art spaces, sun decks and 'weird shit', the brand new street above the Great Northern offers three unique late-night bars, a live music venue and an enormous sun deck with covered all weather seating alongside food from seven of Manchester’s foodie legends. Kozel Lokal serves refreshing pints of the good stuff, Milk Of Burgundy offers wine by day, coffee by night and Lucky Lucky Late Bar is a twisted Japanese drinking den. Food vendors serve up loaded grilled cheese sandwiches, Hong Kong Dim Sum, and street food from Indonesia, American and India
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

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