There are a number of pubs and bars around Manchester Piccadilly Station, Piccadilly Gardens and Portland Street.
From the minute you step off the train at Piccadilly, there's a choice of traditional pubs, sports bars, cocktail lounges and gay clubs next to the station itself.
The walk down Station Approach towards Piccadilly Gardens offers funky hotel bars, chain bars and traditional pubs.
From here you can venture into the Northern Quarter with its popular bohemian bars or down the main Market Street shopping area towards the vibrant Printworks.
Alternatively, take a 90 degree left turn at Piccadilly Gardens and walk down Portland Street, sandwiched either side by the Gay Village and China Town, to experience some of Manchester's most intimate traditional pubs, large chain bars and even a science fiction theme bar complete with Darleks!
vibrant bar tucked around the back of Piccadilly
and on the edge of the Northern Quarter. This
tribute to legendary Manchester drag queen, Frank
'Foo Foo' Lammar, is a hidden gem that has scooped
the Pride Of Manchester Award for Best Bar in
Manchester two years on the trot
friendly little Cuban-style bar, hidden away off
Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter, close to
Piccadilly, offering midweek salsa classes and
classic soul club nights at weekends. Get there
early as it's normally packed. Over 25 policy
fantastic cocktail bar inside the multi-award
winning 4 star Mint Hotel 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.
Caines informal cafe bar on the ground floor of
the Abode Hotel offers outside seating and a late
food menu, making it a great place to visit, especially
if travelling to or from Piccadilly Station nextdoor
Kosmonaut has a laid back, artistic feel inspired by the bars in NY’s meatpacking district. The three bare brick rooms have been stripped back to reveal the former cotton warehouse’s original character and are filled with individually sourced reclaimed fixtures and fittings.
An illustrious Northern Quarter drinking hole, The Blue Pig brings carefully crafted cocktails, quality food, and some of Manchester's best DJs to its deliciously dark atmosphere, where wrought iron chandeliers and dark wood sit alongside original 1930s Parisian doors, a sweeping bar and a blue pig wonders around on the ceiling featuring hand-drawn graphics from Manchester street artists.
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
Shack was born from what was formerly a clothing warehouse, using the whole of the ground floor of Hilton House designed from reclaimed wood, with its centrally located bar boasting a great selection of draught beers and also craft bottled beers, also serving classic and signature cocktails.
Traditional pub turned bar on Hilton Street just around the corner from Piccadilly Station. A good choice of real ales and draught beers are complemented by a pool table, rooftop terrace and live sport, making it one of the most popular bars in the area. Recently refurbished, the ice white bar is lit by changing colours, giving it a modern feel.
Recently refurbished stylish
bar located within the four star boutique Macdonald Townhouse Hotel on Portland Street, close to the Gay Village and Chinatown.
The menu includes fine traditional ales and lagers, plus beers from around the world, in addition to tempting, original cocktail creations.