Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right Manchester icon-chevron-right Bars & Pubs

Bars & Pubs

All the best Manchester bars and pubs, including bar reviews and editors' picks

The 21 best bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs

The 21 best bars in Manchester

Fancy cocktails that are Northern to the core and an Alice in Wonderland-styled adventure top our list

The best pubs in Manchester
Bars and pubs

The best pubs in Manchester

Including the Salford institution owned by music legend Paul Heaton

The top late-night bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs

The top late-night bars in Manchester

Local late licenses are no longer the domain of club dancefloors or seedier venues

The very best gay bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs

The very best gay bars in Manchester

Men-only basement bars and lesbian go-tos both within and without the Gay Village

Awesome football pubs in Manchester
Bars and pubs

Awesome football pubs in Manchester

After all, two of the world’s biggest clubs are at the city's centre 

Best drinking holes in Manchester

Cloud 23
Bars and pubs Book online

Cloud 23

This is the sweet filling in a skyscraper sandwich, wedged halfway up Beetham Tower

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Book online
Albert's Schloss
Bars and pubs Book online

Albert's Schloss

This bohemian pleasure palace is a bar, bierkeller and entertainment venue 

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Book online
The Refuge by Volta
Bars and pubs

The Refuge by Volta

Light bites and cocktails in a historic joint designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
The Liars Club
Bars and pubs

The Liars Club

A fine tiki bar that out-tikis the best of them, this is much more than just a Mai Tai haven

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars

Where to drink top-notch beer in Manchester

Port Street Beer House
Bars and pubs

Port Street Beer House

Though there's no food menu, few Manchester bars are as passionate about beer as PSBH

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Cask
Bars and pubs

Cask

In spite of the name, the number of cask ales on offer is CAMRA-worryingly small, at a mere four

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
The City Arms
Bars and pubs

The City Arms

The only beards in sight are on wizened old ale hounds

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
The Font Chorlton
Bars and pubs

The Font Chorlton

Almost 200 beers are on the menu, including 16 keg lines and eight on cask

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Piccadilly Tap
Bars and pubs

Piccadilly Tap

Piccadilly Tap is a game-changer from the operators of London’s Euston Tap

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
The Gas Lamp
Bars and pubs

The Gas Lamp

Expect a selection of fine brews from around the country and the world

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars