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The Top 10 Best Cocktail Bars in Manchester

In recent years there has been an upsurge in the number of quality cocktail bars in Manchester.

Top cocktail makers have shaken and stirred menus that include contemporary classics, unique creations and novelty drinks that have won national awards.

And with many of the best cocktail bars in Manchester offering Cocktail making classes, you too can learn the art of mixology from the best bartenders in town - ideal for parties and gifts.

Pride Of Manchester members and readers of ManchesterBars.com have voted the following as the best cocktail bars in Manchester.
 

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Key:   Gay friendly = Gay Bar   Ale = Real Ale Bar   Cocktails = Cocktail Bar   Wine = Wine Bar    Disco = Disco   Live Music = Live Music
 Live TV = Live Sports   Garden = Beer Garden/Terrace   Pool Table = Pool Table   Quiz nights = Quiz Nights   Karaoke = Karaoke   Late Opening = Open after 2am
Stag & Hen parties = Stag/Hen Parties Welcome    Children Welcome = Kids Welcome   Pets = Dogs Welcome   Popular with Manchester United fans = Man United pub   Popular with Manchester City fans = Man City pub

 
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Arcane Manchester
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Arcane Manchester
1~ Arcane   Ale  Cocktails  Late Opening
Opened in May 2016 by the management team who were responsible for making Apotheca the Pride Of Manchester Award-winning "Best Bar in Manchester", this basement cocktail den is hidden in a former bookies on a backstreet, just off Deansgate. Inventive cocktails sit alongside locally sourced craft ales and the welcoming atmosphere. Open every day and until 04:00 at weekends.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~  Cottonopolis Manchester
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Cottonopolis Manchester
Opened in October 2015, with a nod to Manchester’s industrial past, this extremely popular cocktail bar truly is a gem within the bustling Northern Quarter. Tucked away behind Piccadilly, the venue offers an exclusive experience boasting unique cocktails, an extensive craft ale list including Krusovice Tank beer, a decent wine list with a choice of Sakes, and delicious Japanese-inspired bites served to a soundtrack from some of the best DJs on the Manchester music scene.
Ale = £4.20+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £8+

Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Rosso Manchester Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Rosso Manchester
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Rosso Manchester
3 ~ Rosso   Wine  Cocktails  Live Music
Rio Ferdinand's plush Italian restaurant, cocktail bar and celebrity haunt stands proudly at the top of Manchester's prestigious King Street, just round the corner from The Royal Exchange, in a stunning 120-year-old Grade II listed building. Given the number of Rolls Royces and supercars that sit out, you'll not be surprised to find the menu boasts many fine wines, vermouths, Champagnes, premium spirits, liquers and amongst the best cocktails in Manchester.
Ale = £6+    Wine = £4+    Cocktails = £8.50+

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Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Mr Cooper's Manchester
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Mr Cooper's Manchester
4 ~ Mr Cooper's   Ale  Cocktails  Wine
Offering some of the best cocktails in Manchester, using unusual ingredients, alongside a great selection of bio-wines, a huge gin, vodka, tequila, rum and whisky collection, and locally brewed beers, the popular bar inside the plush Midland Hotel offers a unique setting with a Victorian library, an inside garden, birdhouses, a gazebo, cascading wall of plants and even a 30ft tree. Combining modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819, this is simply one of the best bars in Manchester.
Ale = £4.50+    Wine = £4.60+    Cocktails = £10+

Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Vesper Manchester Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Vesper Manchester
5 ~ Vesper   Wine  Cocktails
~ off king street ~
A sleek, light-filled bar for cocktails with a heated outdoor terrace located just off King Street in Manchester City Centre. Inspired by the Grand Hotels of 1920s Europe and the golden age of decadence, Vesper aims to create the perfect evening - no matter what the occasion is. Ideal for an intimate table of 2 or more lavish parties accommodating up to 120 people.
Ale = £4+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7+

Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Cane & Grain Manchester
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ Cane & Grain Manchester
Hidden behind a secret door and decked out with wood panelled walls, antique glassware, and taxidermy squirrel lights, the first floor bar at Cane and Grain is more than a subtle nod to the speakeasy. Drinks are cocktail led, with an emphasis on classics, but the menu also includes award-winning creations from the bar’s skilled staff headed by the World Class UK finalist Massimo Zitti.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £3.50+    Cocktails = £9+

Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ The Alchemist Manchester
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ The Alchemist Manchester
The original branch of the boundary-pushing cocktail bar from Living Ventures has recently been refurbished and massively extended with an even bigger popular all year round outdoor terrace. A cocktail bar that celebrates molecular mixology, alchemy and craftsmanship, drinks are served in all manner of vessels with theatre and panache. The first bar to open in Spinningfields, it is next door to The Opera House Manchester.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £5.50+    Cocktails = £7.25+

Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ The Fitzgerald
Best Cocktail Bars In Manchester~ The Fitzgerald
Named after "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott Fitzgerald, this 1920's styled bar above Rosylee and Hula Tiki Lounge in the Northern Quarter has a speakeasy vibe about it. Focusing on the period of defiance during The Prohibition, to the indulgent excess of the wealthy, whilst encompassing the creativity and imagination that flowed around the globe during that era, you can expect great cocktails, one of the best gin collections in Manchester and live jazz and blues alongside DJs mixing soul and funk until the early hours. Open Wednesday to Sunday only.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £7+

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