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Many of the most popular bars and traditional pubs in Manchester, fall around the Town Hall area, slap bang in the middle of the city centre.

Together with exclusive shops and top restaurants, here you'll also find some of the trendiest cocktail bars in Manchester, together with wonderful examples of traditional Manchester pubs and backstreet boozers.

Some bars operate strict door policies and, with a large number of office workers joining a more distinguished clientele than other parts of town, it makes a pleasant area to explore, taste real ale, try a cocktail, sip a wine or two, or crack open the Champagne.

Being in the central hub of town allows you to go on and explore bars in nearly every other popular area of Manchester city centre and you're also a short walk from the main shopping area, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Central, Bridgewater Hall, China Town, Manchester Arena, Opera House and Palace Theatre.

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Key:   Gay friendly = Gay Bar   Ale = Real Ale Bar   Cocktails = Cocktail Bar   Wine = Wine Bar    Disco = Disco   Live Music = Live Music
 Live TV = Live Sports   Garden = Beer Garden/Terrace   Pool Table = Pool Table   Quiz nights = Quiz Nights   Karaoke = Karaoke   Late Opening = Open after 2am
Stag & Hen parties = Stag/Hen Parties Welcome    Children Welcome = Kids Welcome   Pets = Dogs Welcome   Popular with Manchester United fans = Man United pub   Popular with Manchester City fans = Man City pub

 
Bars near Bridgewater Hall Manchester  ~ Lily's Bar Bars near Bridgewater Hall Manchester  ~ Lily's Bar
Lily's Bar   Wine  Cocktails
~ on Booth Street ~
Escape from the city above, take a step back in time and visit Lily’s Bar. Enjoy carefully crafted cocktails that embody ‘a moment in time’, each one inspired by a story inspired by the location and Manchester surroundings. Of course there is Bollinger by the bucket load to enjoy in the luxurious, cosy surroundings.You might even spot a fish or two…
Ale = £4.80+    Wine = £5.25+    Cocktails = £9.50+

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Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Australasia Manchester
Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Australasia Manchester
Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Australasia Manchester
Australasia   Cocktails  Wine  Garden  Late Opening
~ on deansgate / spinningfields ~
This very stylish Pacific Rim subterranean cocktail lounge and restaurant from Knutsford's Living Ventures group offers a unique list of expertly crafted cocktails alongside a wine and sake list of impressive proportions. Service runs into the early hours against an eclectic backdrop of music created nightly by DJs on the touch-screen emulator. Located underneath the Armani store in Spinningfields, you can enter via the glass pyramid on Deansgate or through the ground level bar and terrace bar with its canopied garden at the rear of the building.
Ale = £6+    Wine = £5.75+    Cocktails = £8.50+

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Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester ~ Artisan Manchester
Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester ~ Artisan Manchester
Artisan   Ale  Cocktails  Wine  Garden
~ bridge street / spinningfields ~
Set in a vast 12,000 square foot, semi-industrial space on the first floor of The Avenue North in Spinningfields, this huge casual dining venue from Living Ventures combines the feeling of an artist's loft studio with a concrete warehouse: stripped back and raw. Showcasing sculptures, murals and art installations, the unusual 20-foot bar serves handcrafted cocktails alongside a good choice of rare beers, wines and spirits.
Ale = £6+    Wine = £4.50+    Cocktails = £7.50+

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Manchester Royal Exchange Bars ~ Bock Biere Cafe Manchester
Bars near The Royal Exchange Theatre ~ Bock Biere Cafe Manchester
Bock Biere Cafe   Ale   Live Music
~ on Tib Lane ~
This friendly European style cafe opened on Tib Lane in December 2017, hidden away on the back streets between the Town Hall and the Arndale shopping centre. Serving over 100 beers it is the perfect place for those wanting to know the difference between a blonde and a trappist, with a menu ranging from supreme Belgian brews to lesser known artisan varieties, and offering beer flights. There's also a choice of Dutch genevers and if you're feeling peckish, try the Belgian waffles, moules frites, croques monsieurs or fondue.
Ale = £4.20+    Wine = £4.20+    Cocktails = £7+

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Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester ~ Grafene Manchester
Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester ~ Grafene Manchester
Grafene   Wine  Cocktails
~ off king street ~
Opened in July 2016 on the quiet thoroughfare between King Street and Chapel Walks, just across the road from the Royal Exchange Theatre, this fantastic creative cocktail bar and restaurant is influenced by Manchester's scientific breakthrough. The island bar serves vintage Champagne, a great selection of wines, local craft beers and an ever-changing list of scientifically-inspired cocktails, amongst the best you will find in town.
Ale = £4.50+    Wine = £5.50+    Cocktails = £8+

Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester ~ Vesper Manchester Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester ~ Vesper Manchester
Vesper   Wine  Cocktails
~ off king street ~
A sleek, light-filled bar for cocktails with a heated outdoor terrace located just off King Street in Manchester City Centre. Inspired by the Grand Hotels of 1920s Europe and the golden age of decadence, Vesper aims to create the perfect evening - no matter what the occasion is. Ideal for an intimate table of 2 or more lavish parties accommodating up to 120 people.
Ale = £4+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7+

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Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Rosso Manchester Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Rosso Manchester
Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Rosso Manchester
Rosso   Wine  Cocktails  Live Music
~ spring gardens ~
Rio Ferdinand's plush Italian restaurant, cocktail bar and celebrity haunt stands proudly at the top of Manchester's prestigious King Street, just round the corner from The Royal Exchange, in a stunning 120-year-old Grade II listed building. Given the number of Rolls Royces and supercars that sit out, you'll not be surprised to find the menu boasts many fine wines, vermouths, Champagnes, premium spirits, liquers and amongst the best cocktails in Manchester.
Ale = £6+    Wine = £4+    Cocktails = £8.50+

Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Roc & Rye Manchester Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - Roc & Rye Manchester
Roc & Rye   Wine  Cocktails  Live Music
~ spring gardens ~
Set in the heart of Manchester’s upper King Street area, hidden inside a landmark, Grade II listed building is Roc & Rye.  A unique Coffee & Cocktail Bar inspired by the classic American whisky cocktail; From specialist locally-sourced coffees, made by trained baristas, to exquisite cocktails created by award-winning mixologists- every detail of Roc & Rye reflects uncompromising style and unquestionable taste.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

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Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - 24 Bar & Grill
Central Bars & Pubs in Manchester - 24 Bar & Grill
24 Bar & Grill   Ale  Wine  Cocktails
~ on princess street ~
Named after its address, 24 Princess Street, just opposite Manchester Chinatown, this basement bar below the Arora International Hotel serves up inspired cocktails alongside exclusive ales and crafted beers, together with over 200 wines and premium spirits at Manchester’s longest 50-foot bar.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

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