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Bars & Pubs

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

The 21 best bars in Manchester
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The 21 best bars in Manchester

Top of our list? Fancy cocktails that are Northern to the core and an Alice in Wonderland-style adventure 

The best pubs in Manchester
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The best pubs in Manchester

We say spend a entire idle afternoon, book and a beer in hand, at one of these venues

The top late-night bars in Manchester
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The top late-night bars in Manchester

Late licences are no longer the domain of the city’s clubs and seedier venues 

The very best gay bars in Manchester
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The very best gay bars in Manchester

Men-only basement bars and lesbian go-tos both within and outside the Gay Village

Awesome football pubs in Manchester
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Awesome football pubs in Manchester

After all, two of the world’s biggest clubs call this city home

Best drinking holes in Manchester

Cloud 23
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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
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Albert’s Schloss
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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
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The Refuge by Volta
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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

Where to drink top-notch beer in Manchester

Port Street Beer House
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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
Piccadilly Tap
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Piccadilly Tap

This game-changing pub is run by the same folk as London’s Euston Tap

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

How many bars do you know that let you eat a mammoth portion of chips from next door?

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
The Font Chorlton
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The Font Chorlton

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

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The Gas Lamp
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The Gas Lamp

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

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The City Arms
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The City Arms

A small pub in the city centre that offers welcome respite from the noise around it

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