In Manchester, there are a lot of fun things to do; either inside or out. Whether you’re arranging a bar crawl or in need of some spontaneous drinks, be sure to check out these swanky cocktail bars on your visit!
1. Font Bar
If you are on a budget and want a good time with affordable drinks – Font Bar is the place for just that. It has a range of tasty, exotic cocktails starting from £2 – £5. This quirky, little bar holds a bubbly yet relaxed atmosphere with a ground level and underground bar area. It also has a games console with a choice of classic 90’s games and, of course, plays a selection of your favourite songs. This place is perfect for either day drinks, pre-drinks or a cheap night out.
If you are looking for a prestige night out and a place to be dressed in your best, this top end cocktail bar is a great place to start. With its fancy interior and amazing decor – this place is perfect for a selfie with the girls. The smokey cocktails come in fancy glasses and the good vibes just keep on flowing at the Alchemist.
3. Dusk Til Pawn/Pawn Shop
This amazing little hidden bar is in a secret location based in the City Centre of Manchester. From the outside it appears to be a pawn shop, displaying TV and electrical goods in the window. On the inside, it holds a moody and intimate atmosphere, ideal for getting to know someone. The bar offers a plethora of delectable beverages and provides a nice ambiance with mellow music. Pawn Shop is most certainly a must see in Manchester.
4. Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is an authentic Caribbean cocktail bar with a real-life island vibe. This place is perfect if you’re wearing your dancing shoes. It serves a variety of mouth-watering, rum cocktails whilst pumping the best of dancehall, reggae, and R’n’B. Dance the night away and forget time exists. In this fabulous bar – you might even forget you’re in Manchester.
5. Hula Tiki Lounge
Hula is the place to be in Manchester. This place is a quaint little cocktail bar by day and has a 90’s, house party vibe by night. Hula has a variety of glorious cocktails; from iced daiquiris to straight or affordable jugs of your favourite drink. Either to share or to save you from a bar trip. Nobody likes to go and queue when their favourite song drops! At Hula you can party ’til the suns up.
If you love gin, Atlas is the bar for you. Situated in the arches of Deansgate railway, this place is the winner of Best Spirit Bar North West. It has an abundance of flavourful gin cocktails served by lively, friendly staff. It also has an amazing atmosphere to get lost in and enjoy yourself. Atlas also has a gorgeous terrace area, perfect for photos with your friends or partner. This place should certainly be on your list when you visit Manchester.
If you’re up for a night out for some food and drinks, this tucked away cocktail bar is behind Piccadilly in Manchester’s central area. Its menu holds a variety of beautifully infused, innovative cocktails as well as your favourite classics. Cottonopolis has a dynamic yet chilled vibe with a DJ that bumps all the best tracks. Whether you fancy a glam one or just a casual night out, this cocktail bar is a good place for either.