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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gaucho Manchester is a majestic, multi-level restaurant and cocktail bar set inside an old Methodist church. With the original organ at the helm, this is a venue steeped in history. From the open kitchen to the Art Deco glass panelled ceiling, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.
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.
Arcane is located on South King Street, a bustling, up and coming area of bars & restaurants, and is the brainchild of owners Mark Taylor and Gary Kilroy. The word ARCANE is defined as meaning “hidden, mysterious and understood by few”. The location and design of the venue goes a long way in describing what the owners were looking for and it takes a bold step away from the areas many concept bars.
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
Australasia Bar and Garden 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, Australasia Bar and Garden 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.
They love to party all the time down at Pedro’s. From Slamming Soft Shakes at Lunchtime to Boozy Hard Shakes & Crazy Sharing Cocktails into the early hours. Come & check out Manchester’s largest Mezcal & Tequila selection, grab a Frozen Margarita and a slice of Pizza and watch the party unfold.
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.
A simple yet sophisticated restaurant, & Bar evocative of walking into a Spanish tapería. Tapeo & Wine is located over two floors in a grade II-listed building with a smart, stylish fit-out, preserving original features while boasting Spanish flair, with copper beer barrel piping and dials adorning the main wall upstairs, while gauges hang downstairs.
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
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.
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
Introducing Cirque, the hidden gem Manchester has been waiting for. A unique Champagne House with a mysterious and alluring atmosphere set over 2 stunning floors. The 250 capacity venue is open each weekend to provide you with unparalleled service, a luxurious drinks menu and a totally unique experience every time you visit