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.
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.
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.
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, G-Mex, MICC,
Bridgewater Hall, China Town, MEN Arena, Opera House
and Palace Theatre.
Located underneath the Georgio Armani store in Spinningfields, just across from The Town Hall on Deansgate, this beautiful Pacific Rim themed cocktail bar opened in May 2011 to widespread acclaim. From the same team behind The Alchemist, the cocktails are every bit as impressive whilst the DJ emulator is a real talking point
Grand Pacific is an extension of Australasia - a contemporary colonial oasis in the heart of Spinningfields. Combining modern Australian cuisine and Pacific Rim flavours with a wealth of delicious cocktails, Grand Pacific offers a lighter side of the Australasia experience.
Set in a vast 12,000 square foot, semi-industrial space on the first floor of The Avenue North in Spinningfields, Manchester. Think artist's loft studio meets concrete warehouse: stripped back and raw. Showcasing sculptures, murals and art installations.
Central American influenced classic rock bar, just off St Annes Square, which is open until 3am every night of the week. Fantastic cocktails and an eclectic soundtrack of rock, indie, funk, soul, reggae and 80's, all played extremely loudly on the amazing sound system, are complemented by a strict ethical suppliers policy.
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.
Rio Ferdinand's lavish cocktail bar and restaurant inside a beautiful 116-year-old Grade II listed building at the top of King Street serves its many famous customers some of the best cocktails in town. With live jazz music, it's the only bar in Manchester that serves Dom Perignon by the glass.
The stunning new branch of the quality bar & brasserie chain can be found in the impressive grand building vacated by Atheneum at the top of King Street, next to the designer stores. Real ales, rare imported beers, fantastic cocktails and a great wine list make this one of the best bars in Manchester. Opened January 2011
£2.8m karaoke bar & nightclub in Chinatown boasting lavish private rooms with state of the art equipment for groups of 6 - 30 people. If you dont fancy singing, there's a large cocktail bar and dancefloor boasting some of Manchester's best bar staff.
Bangkok Bar & Restaurant is the latest restaurant from The Royal Orchid owner Krin Sirisambhand and his family. As well as providing fantastic food, Bangkok Bar & Restaurant plays regular host to an array of exciting Thai themed events, including a monthly Full Moon Party.
Formerly Obsidian, this great basement bar below the 4 star Arora International Hotel on Princess Street serves some of the best cocktails in town. There's an incredible selection of liquor, nice wines and craft beers whilst their superb Cocktail School is ideal for parties and gifts.