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Castlefield Bars Manchester
Manchester Castlefield Bars - Dukes 92
Manchester Castlefield Bars
Castlefield is, without doubt, the most beautiful area of Manchester city centre to go for a drink, especially in summer when it can get incredibly busy.

Located alongside the Bridgewater and Rochdale Canals, the Museum of Science & Industry and the old Roman fortress on Liverpool Road, it houses some of Manchester's best independent bars and pubs, together with some of the city's finest restaurants.

A wonderfully historic setting, Castlefield is an area you can't help but fall in love with and, when bar culture really hit Manchester in the mid 1990's, stylish Mancunians, footballers and celebs flocked to its trendy canalside bars.

Sadly, the area suffered badly when fashion dictated the crowds walk a few metres along the cobbled road to the nearby Deansgate Locks. The likes of Quay Bar, Box Bar and Jackson's Wharf all closed down long before the Beetham Tower blocked their once beautiful view of Manchester's skyline.

Situated on Manchester's most prime real estate plots, their architectually brilliant shells were left to decay by landlords who tried and failed to get planning permission for huge ugly apartment blocks to replace the less profitable bars.

Fortunately, thanks in part to local community groups and campaigning by Pride Of Manchester, amongst others, today there are some wonderful new bars and pubs in Castlefield, which is seemingly busier than ever before.

It is especially popular on sunny days or when Manchester United are playing at home, with Old Trafford just a 30 minute walk along the canal towpath, with boats also running to the stadium from Castlefield.

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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

~ Bars listed in order of location, starting at Deansgate Castlefield Station ~

Castlefield bars - The Wharf
Castlefield pubs ~ 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.
Ale = £3.70+    Wine = £4.30+    Cocktails = £7.50+

Bars in Castlefield Manchester ~ Lock 91
Bars in Castlefield 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+

Castlefield Bars ~ Cask
Castlefield Bars ~ Cask
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 = £?+

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