of the most popular bars and traditional pubs in Manchester,
fall around the Town Hall area, slap bang in the middle
of the city centre.
with exclusive shops and top restaurants, here you'll
also find some of the trendiest cocktail bars in Manchester,
together with wonderful examples of traditional Manchester
pubs and backstreet boozers.
bars operate strict door policies and, with a large
number of office workers joining a more distinguished
clientele than other parts of town, it makes a pleasant
area to explore, taste real ale, try a cocktail, sip
a wine or two, or crack open the Champagne.
in the central hub of town allows you to go on and explore
bars in nearly every other popular area of Manchester
city centre and you're also a short walk from the main
shopping area, the Royal Exchange Theatre, G-Mex, MICC,
Bridgewater Hall, China Town, MEN Arena, Opera House
and Palace Theatre.
Located underneath the Georgio Armani store in Spinningfields, just across from The Town Hall on Deansgate, this beautiful Pacific Rim themed cocktail bar opened in May 2011 to widespread acclaim. From the same team behind The Alchemist, the cocktails are every bit as impressive whilst the DJ emulator is a real talking point
Set in a vast 12,000 square foot, semi-industrial space on the first floor of The Avenue North in Spinningfields, Manchester. Think artist's loft studio meets concrete warehouse: stripped back and raw. Showcasing sculptures, murals and art installations.
The island bar serves vintage Champagne, local beers and scientifically-inspired cocktails which pay a nod to graphene, the Manchester innovation from which the venue takes its name. Under the direction of one of the region’s most celebrated mixologists, Bar Manager Chris Jew, the creative drinks complement a superb wine list and the introduction into Manchester of the Pommery Champagne label.
Burger & Lobster was founded in 2011 with the idea of going back to basics of a restaurant culture where craftsman offered only a few items that they were known for. The Burger & Lobster craftsmanship is exactly that. The Burger is made with highest quality natural beef and the Lobster is sustainable live lobster.
Small artisan cocktail lounge bar hidden away between the fashionable King Street and the Town Hall from top restaurateur Steve Pilling (Damson) and bar guru Mark Whyte. Some of the best cocktails in town appeal to a smart crowd whilst the covered outside sofas are popular on sunny days. Opened in August 2012.
Rio Ferdinand's lavish cocktail bar and restaurant inside a beautiful 116-year-old Grade II listed building at the top of King Street serves its many famous customers some of the best cocktails in town. With live jazz music, it's the only bar in Manchester that serves Dom Perignon by the glass.
The stunning new branch of the quality bar & brasserie chain can be found in the impressive grand building vacated by Atheneum at the top of King Street, next to the designer stores. Real ales, rare imported beers, fantastic cocktails and a great wine list make this one of the best bars in Manchester. Opened January 2011
£2.8m karaoke bar & nightclub in Chinatown boasting lavish private rooms with state of the art equipment for groups of 6 - 30 people. If you dont fancy singing, there's a large cocktail bar and dancefloor boasting some of Manchester's best bar staff.
Formerly Obsidian, this great basement bar below the 4 star Arora International Hotel on Princess Street serves some of the best cocktails in town. There's an incredible selection of liquor, nice wines and craft beers whilst their superb Cocktail School is ideal for parties and gifts.