For pubs and bars near The Palace Theatre on Oxford Street in Manchester, you only have to walk a short distance to find everything from student bars and traditional boozers to gay bars and Irish pubs, many boasting excellent pre-theatre offers.
There's easily something for everybody in the bars near The Palace Theatre, whether it be a pre-show shandy or a post-concert cocktail. There's traditional pubs offering real ale, flash wine bars or cheap chain bars and, for after the show, there's many nightclubs where you can boogie in to the early hours.
With Oxford Road train station being across the road from The Palace Theatre and St Peters Square tram stop at the end of the road, it makes sense to leave the car at home and enjoy the many pubs and bars near The Palace Theatre.
The Palace Theatre's Circle level bar serves beer, wine and cocktails to theatre goers from 90 minutes before each show. In keeping with the building's historic past, it also hosts a variety of free live entertainment evenings which are open to the general public when the theatre is not in use.
The Palace Hotel's cocktail bar boasting the largest Martini menu in Manchester. Next door to the Palace Theatre and Oxford Road Station, it boasts grand ceilings and elegant furniture, making it one of the most impressive drinking venues in the city
The younger sister of the Northern Quarter favourite, just across the road from the Palace Theatre. Open until 4am after the show every day, its New York speakeasy style combines perfectly with a cocktail bar, pool hall, all day diner, rooftop terrace, karaoke lounge and a 400 capacity nightclub, Underdog.
Popular bar on Oxford Road, close to The Palace Theatre, with a pub style offering which appeals to students and theatre goers alike. The big screens and large plasmas make it popular with sports fans whilst real ales, cocktails and a good wine list are also on offer.
The younger bigger sister of Odd Bar is a vibrant funky bar, next to the Dancehouse Theatre, opposite the BBC studios and Palace Theatre on Oxford Road. Popular with students and business folk alike, it's great for pre-show drinking and plays host to great live music and regular DJs.
Often referred to as a bisexual bar because of its appeal to both a gay and straight crowd, as well as its location in the Gay Village, this New York style bar boasts 3 private lounges, a dancefloor and bed settees. There's no charge to hire one of the private areas whilst drinks offers throughout the week and DJs add to the attraction
Recently refurbished stylish bar located within the four star boutique Macdonald Townhouse Hotel on Portland Street, just around the corner from the Palace Theatre. The menu includes fine traditional ales and lagers, plus beers from around the world, in addition to tempting, original cocktail creations.
Winner of 'The Best Pub in Manchester' title for the past 2 years, this tardis-like boozer next to The Bridgewater Hall is a short walk to The Palace Theatre and boasts over 200 whiskeys, great ales, a beer garden and two roaring fires.
Formerly Obsidian, this great basement bar below the 4 star Arora International Hotel around the corner from The Palace Theatre on Princess Street serves some of the best cocktails in town alongside an incredible selection of liquor, nice wines and craft beers
Plush Manhatten-style cocktail lounge inside the 5 star Radisson Bluu Edwardian Hotel, formerly the historic Free Trade Hall. Red lanterns lend a decadent air, with large ceilings, velvet red walls, black woodwork, antique gold wall coverings and black crocodile skin hide furniture complementing the excellent cocktails and fine wines
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. open to 6am making it ideal for drinks both before and after the show
An inspired fusion of cultures comes to Deansgate Locks with the new, cutting-edge bar, club and restaurant, bringing a taste of Japan to Manchester, just a short walk along Whitworth Street West to the Palace Theatre
Just a short walk down Whitworth Street West to The Palace Theatre, this beautiful early 19th Century lock keepers cottage has been refurbished back to its former glory, opening as an independent bar with a home from home atmosphere in August 2012. A place to play pool or darts, relax on the sun terrace or dance through the night.
The wonderful new bar inside the Royal Northern College of Music is also open to non-students and non-concert goers alike. As you would expect, the bar often plays host to live musicians and real ale is provided by Manchester's Hyde's Brewery, including a regularly changing guest ale. They are also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner