The Deansgate area (not to be mistaken with Deansgate Locks) offers some of the trendiest bars in Manchester city centre.
Located at the top end of Deansgate, the mile long road that runs through the city centre, it's surrounded by the designer department stores and popular shopping streets and is a stone's throw from the MEN Arena.
As a result, it's popular with trendsetters, concert goers and shoppers alike.
Whilst some of the fashionable bars on Deansgate require you to have your best clobber on, there are others which are less formal and there's a good selection of cocktail bars, traditional pubs, wine lounges, Tiki dives and rock clubs.
As well as the original Living Room, Deansgate is also home to the very first La Tasca, the tapas bar that has since grown into a huge national chain.
Swanky weekend club next at the end of Deansgate, opposite Manchester Cathedral and the MEN Arena, which is a popular haunt for Manchester's elite, celebs and footballers, who can often be seen dancing to the funky house and R&B.
Bouteque pub inside the historic Mitre Hotel, which dates back to 1815. Located next to Manchester Cathedral and Harvey Nichols, off Deansgate, it's perfectly placed with the MEN Arena and designer stores all on the doorstep. Recently refurbished with plush seating, funky chandeliers, a tropical fish tank and an outside terrace.
The excellent cocktail bar on the second floor of the exclusive Harvey Nichols designer store, at the end of Deansgate, offers some of the best drinks in town and is especially busy on show nights with the Royal Exchange Theatre and MEN Arena both located right next door
Hidden away at the end of Deansgate, just off Blackfriar's Street, is this celebrated artisan cocktail bar which proudly pays tribute to Mancunian legends from music, sport and TV. Opened in November 2012 to critical acclaim, its late opening hours and Manchester music soundtrack make it popular with those 'in the know'.
Whether exploring the eclectic cocktail collection or sampling the culinary delights of the kitchen, unwind amid intimate elegance set to the sound of the legendary baby grand, with the help and expertise of award winning service waiting on you hand and foot.
The Botanist offers a well stocked cellar of cask-conditioned ales, more than 40 bottled beers and ciders from around the world, a selection of finest Champagnes and an intriguing cocktail menu. Food comes in the form of a deli-style menu with rotisserie and barbecue. Owned and operated by the New World Trading Company, The Botanist is a concept unlike anything else.
Don’t be fooled by the indistinct exterior, It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Cutting edge drinks and products, exceptional service, intense experiences, a place with real heart, to kick-back, relax, enjoy and have fun.
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.
Family ran bar, restaurant and upmarket tea rooms next to Kendals House Of Fraser. Having gone an extensive refurbishment in December 2011, the bar offers fully stocked bar serves Champagnes, wines and cocktails, alongside a great choice of Afternoon Teas and an a la carte menu.
Traditional Irish pub, hidden away behind Kendal's House Of Fraser on Deansgate, which is famed for selling the best Guinness in Manchester. Tradtional Irish folk music and cover bands perform at weekends and NYE including Premiership football, horse racing, rugby and gaelic sports make it popular with United fans especially.
This basement Tiki dive bar and Caribbean rum shop is packed every night of the week and is a popular haunt with bartenders from across Manchester, who flock here afterwork to spend their hard-earned tips on the largest rum collection in town and, without doubt, some of the best tropical cocktails around.
Located underneath the Georgio Armani store in Spinningfields 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.
Situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan Spinningfields, The Oast House is the perfect setting for anyone looking sip Champagne and guzzle beers from a vast seasonal selection of a well-stocked cellar that caters for all tastes.
The Lounge at Manchester House is a delightful bar situated on Level 12 of Tower Twelve in Spinningfields. The lounge and private terraces on Floor 12 have the look and feel of a movie stars pad. It’s slick, monochromatic dramatic and designed to be decadent, with wow wraparound views of Manchester.
Suede is Manchester's biggest VIP super club, located just off Deansgate. Attracting a style conscious crowd every weekend. The club offers an indulgent clubbing experience, the large dance floor plays host to hundreds of partygoers listening to the best in RnB, Hip Hop and House.
very popular hidden gem of a pub, dating back to the 1880's, which was used as the regular in the Cold Feet TV series. Boasting 4 pool tables, a video jukebox, a rooftop patio and a function room, this is one of the busiest pubs in Manchester.
Contemporary private members club located in the heart of Manchester. Offering exceptional service and a sophisticated ambience within its elegantly designed amber and black interior the Milton embodies the style and warmth that is the signature of this great city.
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
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
Manchester's 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. On the corner of Deansgate and Peter Street in the huge Great Northern Warehouse