are some delightful pubs and bars near The Bridgewater
Hall on Lower Mosley Street and Manchester Central (or
G-Mex, as it's still referred to by most Mancunians)
Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Central, which includes the building previously called
Manchester International Convention Centre (MICC) are
all less than 5 minutes walk from some of the busiest
drinking areas in Manchester.
easily something for everybody here, whether it be a
pre-show shandy or a post-concert cocktail. There's
traditional pubs offering real ale and pub grub, flash
wine bars and cheap chain's providing pre-show food
and many nightclubs allowing an after-concert boogie.
of 'The Best Pub in Manchester' title for the
past 2 years, this tardis-like boozer next to
The Bridgewater Hall is popular with musicians
from the Halle & BBC Philharmonic orchestras
and boasts over 200 whiskeys, great ales, a beer
garden and two roaring fires.
Plush Manhatten-style cocktail lounge inside the 5 star Radisson Bluu Edwardian Hotel, formerly the historic Free Trade Hall. Red lanterns lend a decadent air, with large ceilings, velvet red walls, black woodwork, antique gold wall coverings and black crocodile skin hide furniture complementing the excellent cocktails and fine wines
Fantastic Champagne and cocktail bar next to Manchester Central. Over a hundred Champagnes are available at very reasonable prices, all sourced from a wide range of large and small houses throughout the Champagne region. The award-winning mixologists also serve over 80 cocktails
Located on the 23rd floor of the landmark Hilton Beetham Tower, just a short walk under the road tunnel from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester's sophisticated sky bar offers amazing views of the city and beyond. Table service and a fantastic cocktail menu, themed around Mancunian icons, add to the elegance. With a limited capacity, expect to queue for the lift in the lobby.
Just around the corner from The Bridgewater Hall near Deansgate Locks, this beautiful early 19th Century lock keepers cottage has been refurbished back to its former glory, opening as an independent bar with a home from home atmosphere in August 2012. A place to play pool or darts, relax on the sun terrace or dance through the night.
Atlas Bar on Deansgate has been a Manchester icon for last two decades, and has now matured into a quality operator of the highest order following a full refurbishment. Atlas still has that quirky individualism that has made it a go-to bar for years, but now it adds to that some amazing products, homely service and of course that huge terrace which can be fully covered so it can be used in all weathers!
Sakana Pan Asian venue pride themselves not only on their food offering but also the wide range of drinks they have to offer. With two very different bars within the same venue there is something for everyone. They have a comprehensive wine list ranging from £18 to £3600.
most lavish casino, boasting an amazing cocktail
bar, VIP lounge, live entertainment room, 2 restaurants
and casino gaming tables set over two floors and
open to 6am, making it ideal for drinks both before
and after the show. Next to Manchester Central
and The Bridgewater Hall
Every city in the world has its one emblematic hot spot that defines an era, a place that becomes the main attraction for generations of beautiful people and the centre of their nightly desires. In Manchester, that special place is LIV. Designed to impress through its amazing décor, music, dancing shows and internationally known artists.
The huge flagship branch of the Mancunian rum bar chain boasts live music every night, salsa lessons, cocktails and over 50 premium rums. Open late every evening this has quickly become the busiest bar in town. Opened October 2012
Formerly Obsidian, this great basement bar below the 4 star Arora International Hotel around the corner from The Bridgewater Hall on Princess Street serves some of the best cocktails in town alongside an incredible selection of liquor, nice wines and craft beers
Cool city bar & restaurant, you’ll find them in the newest neighbourhood. Whether you want to catch up over a cocktail, share a bottle of wine or enjoy amazing food. Offering a Mediterranean dining theme, Spanish street food favourites, ideal to share, classic Italian & creative Asian fusion dishes.
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.
Recently refurbished stylish bar located within the four star boutique Macdonald Townhouse Hotel on Portland Street, a short walk from The Bridgewater Hall. The menu includes fine traditional ales and lagers, plus beers from around the world, in addition to tempting, original cocktail creations.
Situated in a stunning position with a huge patio on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal in the heart of the Castlefield urban heritage park, this Mancunian institution is without doubt Manchester's busiest bar when the sun is out. Antique furniture and portraits of historic figures from the city's past reflect the building's heritage. Popular for functions too
The younger sister of the Northern Quarter favourite, a short walk from The Bridgewater Hall. Open until 4am after the show every day, its New York speakeasy style combines perfectly with a cocktail bar, pool hall, all day diner, rooftop terrace, karaoke lounge and a 400 capacity nightclub, Underdog.
Tattu’s opulent bar is located on the ground floor of the venue, the decor takes inspiration from nautical influences of body art, with suspended anchors and woven rope lighting above the leather booths and tables. The extensive cocktail menu has been created to offer customers a fresh and exciting take on classic cocktail combinations.
Stunning traditional British canalside pub opened in Castlefield, July 2012, by quality local operator Brunning & Price. Two floors of hidden alcoves, galleries and and a large outside patio with views over the canal basin make this one of the most beautiful places to drink in the city centre. As well as a large boules court, it also boasts 12 cask ales, over 50 wines and 100 malt whiskies
referred to as a bisexual bar because of its appeal
to both a gay and straight crowd, as well as its
location in the Gay Village, this New York style
bar boasts 3 private lounges, a dancefloor and
bed settees. There's no charge to hire one of
the private areas whilst drinks offers throughout
the week and DJs add to the attraction