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The 10 Best Bars In Manchester City

By louisejohnston

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


There's certainly no shortage of bars in Manchester, so we thought we'd do all the hard work for you and whittle them down to the top 10 in the city. Having so many watering holes in a few square miles means there's something for everyone in the city. So from pints to cocktails here are the best of the best:

10th. Elixir Tonic & Treats

This bar on Deansgate is quite distinctive compared to other bars in Manchester. There's something quite enchanting about the interior and the entire drinks menu with every cocktail being served in a very unique way. Just look at those photos. Amazing.

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9th. Soup Kitchen

A true Mecca for the hipsters of the city, Soup Kitchen is one diverse venue. Full restaurant by day serving up grub that stays true to its name and underground club by night. Prices of everything are pretty decent too. Something for everyone here.


8th. The Black Dog Ballroom

These guys are absolutely killing it in Manchester. If you're looking for a flawless night with a pack of your closest mates, than look no further.

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7th. Manchester House

Not only will you get top notch food here but the service, views and drinks are to die for. Standing proud on the 12th floor, Manchester House offers really attentive table service and is ideal for a special occasion.

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6th. Kosmonaut

This slick bar in the Norther Quarter will absolutely satisfy your cocktail cravings. Don't let the name fool you as there's no evidence of a 'Soviet Space' theme - you'll actually feel like you're entering a New York bar with all the trimmings (this isn't necessarily a bad thing). Perfect for a few pre-drinks when you're feeling giddy.

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5th. Under New Management / Corridor Bar

These guys boast one of the most innovative cocktail menus you'll see in the city. You'll experience the authenticity of a speakeasy-style bar and we suggest you make this your late night stop-over... we've heard on the grapevine that's the best time to wander in! Shh don't tell anyone...

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4th. Dusk 'Til Pawn

Dusk 'Til Pawn is a favourite amongst the after work crowd - meaning it fills up quite early the days running up to the weekend. Drinks are pretty reasonably priced too and as the name suggests - it's a speakeasy style bar hidden behind the facade of an old pawn shop. Awesome.


3rd. The Fitzgerald

If you love cocktails, champagne and soul you've come to the right place. This stunning venue offers up only the best of the best in live music and DJs on the weekends. You really can't go wrong here.

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2nd. The Liars Club

Three words - tiki dive bar. Yeah, it mightn't seem like the most logical combination but it works. We don't usually like the idea of tiki bars but this one is definitely special. These guys know how to have fun and the vibe is totally infectious. Come in, grab a drink and just let the night take you away.

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1st. The Alchemist

With four locations across the UK, it's hard to pick holes in this brilliant operation. Always packed to the brim but that doesn't hamper the staff - your cocktails will be served in world-record time and with a smile. The Alchemist is the perfect place no matter what time of day it is. By far the best bar(s) you'll go to in the city.

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P.S You may not all agree with our recommendations so we urge you to suggest your favourites in the comments section below!

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