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The Top 10 Best Pubs in Manchester

Whilst fashion trends dictate some traditional pubs in Manchester close, there is still a huge number of real ale houses that are as popular as ever.

In Manchester you will find town-centre inns, canalside retreats, historic gems, exciting newcomers and reinvented pubs, together with classic country pubs on the outskirts of the city.

There are pubs in Manchester specializing in regional food, wine, malt whisky, or local beers like Joseph Holts, JW Lees, Marble, Robinsons and Bank Top.

Pride Of Manchester members and readers of have voted the following as the best pub 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

Bridgewater Hall Pubs ~ Britons Protection Manchester
Pubs near Bridgewater Hall ~ Britons Protection Manchester
This multi-award winning pub has stood proudly on the corner of Great Bridgewater Street and Lower Moseley Street, since 1806. Famed for its enormous whisky collection - there's over 200 hundred to choose from - it is a must visit for whisky connoisseurs and real ale fans when in Manchester. There's an extensive range of local real ales and the tardis like interior with its various rooms and real fireplaces are complemented by a hidden beer garden. A mural on the wall recreates the Peterloo Massacre, which took place outside the pub's front door in 1819. Popular with classical musicians and theatre goers alike, the Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Central are located opposite.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

Best Bars In Manchester ~ Cask
Best Bars In Manchester ~ Cask
2 ~ Cask   Ale  Garden  Popular with Manchester United fans  
Established in 2003, this Castlefield favourite, opposite the Science & Industry Museum, has remained a beer drinker's heaven with one of the most comprehensive lists in town; featuring many local brews, German wheat beers, strong Belgian imports, special American imports and bottles from around the globe. The Manchester music jukebox and beer garden prove equally as popular, as does their relaxed attitude to food, which allows you to bring your own, including from the fish & chip shop next door.
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

Best Bars In Manchester - The Wharf
Best Bars In Manchester ~ The Wharf
3 ~ The Wharf   Ale  Wine  Garden  Children Welcome  Pets
Although you'd be forgiven for thinking it dates back to the 1820s, the time of the historic warehouses around it, this beautiful Castlefield pub was actually built in 1998 and traded until 2005 as 'Jackson's Wharf'', before Brunning & Price spectacularly re-opened it in July 2012. The large building offers a huge canalside terrace alongside innumerable nooks and crannies, with cosy, intimate rooms and alcoves in which you (and your dog) can enjoy the friendly "country pub" atmosphere, 12 cask ales, 50 wines, 100 whiskies and delicious British food.
Ale = £3.70+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7.50+

Best Bars In Manchester - Tib Street Tavern
Best Bars In Manchester - Tib Street Tavern
This no gimmicks Northern Quarter boozer opened in May 2012 and embraces the history and tradition of the area, combining a vintage pub design with contemporary features. Independently owned by three of the leading names in Manchester's bar scene, it’s not attempting to be a theme bar and just offers a good old fashioned selection of beers, spirits and wines with TV screens showing an array of live sports over its two floors.
Ale = £3.40+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

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Belgian Beer Bar Manchester ~ Bock Biere Cafe Manchester
Belgian Beer Bar Manchester ~ Bock Biere Cafe Manchester
This friendly European style cafe opened on Tib Lane in December 2017, hidden away on the back streets between the Town Hall and the Arndale shopping centre. Serving over 100 beers it is the perfect place for those wanting to know the difference between a blonde and a trappist, with a menu ranging from supreme Belgian brews to lesser known artisan varieties, and offering beer flights. There's also a choice of Dutch genevers and if you're feeling peckish, try the Belgian waffles, moules frites, croques monsieurs or fondue.
Ale = £4.20+    Wine = £4.20+    Cocktails = £7+

Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - The Bay Horse Tavern
Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - The Bay Horse Tavern
6 ~ The Bay Horse Tavern   Ale  Cocktails  Wine   
A modern take on a Victorian Pub, positioned on Thomas Street right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.  It is a laid-back spot with charm and personality to spare, a home away from home to relax in warm and comfortable surroundings with a vast range of Gins, Craft Beers and other libations.
Ale = £3.90+    Wine = £3+    Cocktails = £7+

Spinningfields Bars ~ Dockyard Manchester
Spinningfields Bars ~ Dockyard Manchester
This sister branch to the popular industrial style 21st Century pub in Media City, from the same team behind Damson, Liquorice, Guilty By Association and Lost In Tokyo, was opened in Spinningfields in April 2015 and boasts a 100 seater riverside terrace. Alongside five ever-changing guest pumps of locally brewed microbrewery cask ales, there's an extensive range of beer from IPAs to Milds, Blondes to Stouts, and Porters to Wheat Beer, with a beer flight available if you can't decide. There's more than 15 wines available by the glass too.
Ale = £3.35+    Wine = £3.50+    Cocktails = £?+

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