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Manchester Bars with Beer Gardens & Sun Terraces
For a city not exactly celebrated for it's great weather, there are plenty of bars in Manchester offering outdoor seating.

From beer gardens and barbeques, suntraps and terraces, to patios and pavement seating, we've rounded up all the best al fresco bars in Manchester.

Obviously, the summer months of June, July and August are very popular with outdoor dining in Manchester, however there are just as many rainy days per month from April to September with temperatures often pleasant enough to enjoy a drink at a bar by the side of the canal or in a bustling square.

Below we've listed all the best bar with outdoor seating in Manchester. Most welcome walk-in diners, however if possible book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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Key:    Ale = Real Ale Bar     Cocktails = Cocktail Bar
Wine = Wine Bar    Disco = Disco    Gay friendly = Gay Bar
Live Sports = Live Sports    Popular with Manchester United fans = MUFC bar     Popular with Manchester City fans = MCFC bar
Pool Table = Pool/Games     Quiz nights = Quiz Night      Karaoke = Karaoke

- featured dog friendly bars -
Manchester Bars - The Gatehouse
Manchester Bars - The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse    Wine  Cocktails  Ale  Pets  Garden  Children Welcome
  • Introducing a new style of pub dining to the North West; Ale and Aloo
  • The first Greater Manchester Indian Gastro Pub in the town of Tyldesley
  • A menu packed full of Desi Delights in a traditional pub setting
  • They’ve retained the old school public house charm with an open fire, pool table and even their own house beer
  • Small plates perfect for sharing, curries made your way, and Masala Roasts on a Sunday
  • Oh and did we mention they're dog friendly!
Ale = £?+    Wine = £4.60+    Cocktails = £8+
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The Ivy Brasserie & Bar The Ivy Brasserie & Bar
  • Located in the heart of Spinningfields, next door to the Opera House
  • The Ivy Spinningfields Brasserie and Roof Garden occupies an impressive space surrounded by greenery
  • Drink & Dine under the stars in their all-weather roof terrace
  • Savour the taste of the season with monthly changing menus
  • Serving modern British classics for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and everything in-between
  • Smart dress code
Ale = £5.95+    Wine = £7.50+    Cocktails = £11+

20 Stories Manchester 20 Stories Manchester
20 Stories   Wine  Cocktails
  • Glamorous cocktail bar surrounded by a top class restaurant
  • Situated on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields
  • Expansive rooftop terrace offers an unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline
  • Contemporary cocktail list full of experimental fizzes and fixes
  • Paying homage to the cultural diversity rife within Manchester
  • 56 whiskies, 30 gins, 25 rums, and wide choice of tequilas, mezcals and cognacs
  • Live music and tasting events
  • Smart dress code
Ale = £6+    Wine = £6.50+    Cocktails = £11+

Manchester Opera House Bars ~ Crazy Pedro's
Bars near Opera House Manchester ~ Crazy Pedro's
This intimate late night, laid back Tequila and Mezcal den, can be found just across Bridge Street from Spinningfields. With boozy hard shakes, frozen Margaritas, ice cold cans of Hooch, sharing cocktails, and Manchester’s largest Mezcal & Tequila selection, it's open daily until 04:00. Oh, and then there's the pizzas and nachos, served all night long to help you soak up the booze.
Ale = £5.25+    Wine = £3+    Cocktails = £8+

Bars near the Opera House Manchester ~ Lock 91
Bars near the Opera House Manchester ~ Lock 91

Lock 91   Ale  Wine  Cocktails  Stag & Hen parties
  • Lock 91, an early 19th Century lock keeper’s cottage
  • The perfect destination for those seeking a delightful cocktail and ale experience
  • Nestled in the heart of the vibrant city centre
  • It's a place to relax, unwind and wash away the worries of everyday life with a space to suit every mood
  • The sun terrace provides a perfect spot to bask in the sunshine
  • Available for Private hire events including Weddings.
Ale = £5.50+    Wine = £7.20+    Cocktails = £11+

Northern Quarter bars - Edinburgh Castle
Northern Quarter bars - Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle Ale Cocktails Wine
  • Recently re-opened iconic Manchester pub
  • The Edinburgh Castle pub has stood in Ancoats since 1811
  • Serving the residents & visitors of Ancoats with exceptional food & drink
  • Progressive and imaginative dishes with a wine list to match in the 36 cover upstairs restaurant
  • Classic dishes, great beers & a generous whiskey selection downstairs in the pub
  • Delicious Sunday Roasts served
Ale = £4.50+    Wine = £4+    Cocktails = £7+
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Corn Exchange Manchester Bars
Corn Exchange Manchester Bars
Newly renovated and showcasing all of its original Edwardian beauty with a modern twist, the Corn Exchange on Exchange Square, next to the Arndale shopping centre, The Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Arena, is home to an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants, offering a fusion of flavours from around the globe. With indoor and outside seating, there's more than thirteen venues to choose from serving a large selection of drinks to suit everybody’s taste, from traditional cask ales and classic G&Ts to exotic Brazilian cocktails and fruity mocktails.

Manchester Opera House Bars ~ Lowry Lounge
Bars near Opera House Manchester ~ Lowry Lounge
Lowry Lounge   Ale  Wine  Garden
  • Newly refurbished bar inside the 5 Star Lowry Hotel
  • The place to be, whether you are at the start of your night or winding down
  • Top wines from world-famous vineyards
  • Gin & Tonics made from the exclusive Lowry Gin
  • The latest tipples from local brew masters
  • An extensive cocktail list showcases classic recipes made with exclusive Lowry ingredients, including honey from the hotel's own bees
  • Cosy booths, romantic tables for two, and a sunny riverside terrace
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £12.50+

Manchester Northern Quarter Pubs - Cask Ancoats
Pubs in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Cask Ancoats
  • A beer drinker’s heaven with one of the most comprehensive ale lists in town
  • Opened in November 2018 on the edge of Ancoats
  • The sister to the iconic Cask bar in Castlefield
  • Many local brews, German wheat beers, strong Belgian imports, and special American IPAs
  • Large outside terrace by the canalside
  • Manchester music jukebox, pinball machines and dart board
  • A choice of Beehive Pies, bring your own food or order a takeaway to the bar
Ale = £3.50+    Wine = £?+
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Manchester Royal Exchange Bars  - Hard Rock Cafe
Manchester Royal Exchange Bars  - Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe   Cocktails  Wine  Garden   Live Music
  • Relish the all-American experience
  • The largest Hard Rock in the UK, situated in The Printworks
  • An awe-inspiring collection of authentic one-of-a-kind music memorabilia on show
  • Enjoy freshly prepared American classics like their world-famous Legendary┬« Burgers, smokehouse specialities & Mouth-watering desserts
  • Quench your thirst at the bar, with authentic cocktails, a great draught selection, and incredible Happy Hour offerings

Old Trafford pubs - The Wharf
Pubs near Old Trafford ~ The Wharf
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. Popular pre-match, it's a pleasant walk along the Bridgewater Canal to Old Trafford or you can catch one of the match day canal boats, which depart just outside the restaurant and drops you off directly at the stadium.
Ale = £3.70+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7.50+

Northern Quarter Manchester bars - Cane & Grain
Northern Quarter Manchester bars - Cane & Grain
  • Northern Quarter favourite spread over three floors of rum, ribs, bourbon and beer
  • From the same team as Crazy Pedro's, The Bay Horse and others
  • Ground floor Rib Joint & Tap Room
  • Large selection of bourbon, craft beer and ribs
  • Inspired by the 1980’s skate scene and boasts a limited edition David Bowie skate deck
  • American ale masterclass available
  • Open daily until 02:00
Ale = £4.50+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £7.50+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Cane & Grain Manchester Bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester - Cane & Grain Manchester
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Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £8+
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Manchester Northern Quarter Bars - Cane & Grain Manchester Northern Quarter Bars Manchester - Cane & Grain Manchester
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  • A secret bar within a secret bar
  • Through a hidden door at Science & Industry on the top floor of Cane & Grain
  • Part Caribbean rum shop, part dive bar, part Tiki heaven
  • Rum, beer, reggae and fire with popular Tiki sharers
  • Cheeky Tiki Cocktail masterclasses available
  • Full on party venue that ensures the sun is always shining in Manchester
  • Open Thursday - Saturday evenings until 02:00
Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £7.50+
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Canal Street Manchester Bars ~ Velvet
Canal Street Manchester Bars ~ Velvet
Velvet    Gay friendly   Cocktails

Established in 2005 after the long running success of Velvet Restaurant, Velvet Bar has been the place to visit for sumptuous cocktails in decadent surroundings for the past decade. Recently fully refurbished the new Velvet Bar remembers the past success with subtitle hints of black velvet vails, dark moody walls with rose gold feature walls and smoky mirrors.

Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

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