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If Manchester were a person on a night out, they’d probably be the last one standing. This city knows how to party, and no matter where your night is heading – a theatre production, a fancy meal, a brilliant gig or an all-night rave – you’ll probably want to start in a good bar.
From friendly craft beer bars to elegant drinking dens to sticky-floored rathskellers, our cup overfloweth with brilliant watering holes in these parts. There’s innovation by the cocktail-bucketload too: the pioneering craft scene means there are plenty of taprooms to explore, cool suburbs harbour thriving independent spots, and a new generation of mixologists are shaking up the way we drink cocktails. Make no mistake: this city sets the bar for boozing. Here are the very best bars in Manchester right now.
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