There are not many bars near the City of Manchester Stadium, The Etihad Stadium, as it is now officially called, or Eastlands as it's better known locally, which is located a mile outside the city centre in the Sportcity area of Gorton and Miles Platting.
Piccadilly Station and the city centre are only 30 mins walk from the City of Manchester Stadium, along a well marked footpath, offering alternative bars and places to drink.
The range of the bars spreads from Manchester City supporters' bars and local brewery pubs to multi-million pound designer cocktail bars.
Because of the location of The Etihad Stadium, taxis from the city centre are both quick and cheap.
Situated in the heart of Ancoats, SecondCity is a busy but friendly American themed sports bar where you can enjoy a cocktail, a pint or a coffee with friends, family and even… your dog! SecondCity is bringing the sports bar back to life with a modern and trendy touch and even has a PS4 with sports themed games for all your gaming needs.
You'll find this amazing £4.5 million bar and restaurant just a short walk away from the City Of Manchester Stadium and only minutes from Piccadilly by taxi. Without doubt the most impressive bar in Manchester, if not the UK!
Sports bar with 12 large indoor golf simulators which also double as huge screens for NYE, XBox 360 games, private karaoke screens or Microsoft Kinect bowling lanes and dance booths. There's also pool and table football offering the full sports experience. Previously known as Golftorium
Traditional pub turned bar on Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter, popular with Manchester City fans. A good choice of real ales and draught beers are complemented by a pool table and rooftop terrace, making it one of the busiest bars in the area. Recently refurbished, the ice white bar is lit by changing colours
The fantastic cocktail bar inside the multi-award winning
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester – Piccadilly is ideally placed opposite Piccadilly Station and at the end of Canal Street. A Cocktail Masterclass teaches you how to make many of their fifty different Martinis, vintage and contemporary cocktails.
Opened during May 2013 in the building behind its sister bar Bakerie, this excellent pie and ale bar is the perfect place to try new ales and eat unique pies all made in house. Bakerie Pie and Ale has a weekly changing menu., always something new to try!
Opened in November 2011, this European style bread and wine bar offers great traditional ales and an impressive wine list with over 70 bins to choose from. An ever changing wall of media art and design make it a friendly and unpretentious place to sit and enjoy delicious freshly baked bread and great wines without feeling like a novice
Hidden away on the back streets of the Northern Quarter is this popular traditional pub with photographs on the wall from Manchester's past. Darts, a pool table, sing-a-longs, talent competitions and real ales are on offer. Gay friendly too.
Ever since Factory Records and New Order opened this historic venue on Oldham Street in 1989, it has overcome the changes of the years, stood the test of time and still remains one of the Northern Quarter's prominent bars
Opened in December 2012 by the same people as NoHo, next door. This is a true Northern Quarter speakeasy, concealed behind the vintage guitars and televisions on display in the metal-barred windows of an old-fashioned pawnbroker's shop. Specialising in bourbon whiskies, the cocktails are amongst the best in Manchester and a free jukebox offers classic soul, blues, folk and rock.
Located on Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter, this dimly lit great little gem of a bar offers comfy Chesterfields in which to sit and enjoy some of the best cocktails in Manchester. A very popular bar with a young creative crowd. Resident DJs turn it into a dancing den at weekends with the bar becoming a cool place to party.
One of the Northern Quarter's original bars a popular meeting place for the creative types that flow through its doors. There's a fantastic choice of ales, a large whisky collection, artistic showcases and some great live music, open mic and DJ nights plus a beautiful white tiled wall basement, which is used as a creative events space.
With bar stools made from tree trunks, a simple hanging piece of wood used as an outdoor sign and beautiful platter boards made from rare Mexican wood you don't need any more reasons to take a look inside this brand new bar.
Antique pharmacy cabinets and an almost gothic feel give this Nothern Quarter cocktail bar plenty of character. A downstairs bar is also attached to Dough Pizza Kitchen next door by an underground tunnel.