Top Bars in Manchester

Rochdale Canal, Manchester
Manchester Rochdale Canal - © Clem Rutter, Rochester, Kent

Manchester has enjoyed a boom in bars and going out venues in recent years, in keeping with the regeneration of much of the city, the bar and restaurant scene has enjoyed a renaissance. Visitors to Manchester have plenty of choice when it comes to going out venues from bars and clubs to restaurants to entertainment and gigs. The city has plenty to offer visitors and is well known for the choice of bars. With many bars to choose from and new ones appearing all the time, it can be a confusing choice. Check out our guide to some top bars in Manchester

Mojo, is relatively new bar however it is already established as one of the top bars in Manchester. There are no DJs rather staff select music randomly via the MP3 player, this ensures a variety of music is played. Sandwiches and snacks are also served in addition to a wide drinks menu with a range of cocktails.

Pure Space, is a modern bar that has been extensively modernised, the result is a cafe that is airy with a contemporary feel. The drinks menu is exhaustive and a wide variety of food is sold including roast dinners at the weekends. A variety of music is played to cater for most tastes. In addition to the bar, there is also a nightclub and a roof terrace where visitors can enjoy the outdoor atmosphere.

Details: Pure Space Cafe Bar, Address: 11-13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP, Telephone: +44 (0)161 236 4899.

The Font, is a reasonably priced bar with a friendly atmosphere. A favourite with students, the drinks menu consists of beers, wines, cocktails and sprits, there is also food served in including breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps and a Sunday roast. The reasonable prices here mean it ranks as one of the best value bars around.

The Living Room, is a stylish bar with comfortable sofas to sit on while you enjoy your drinks. There is also good quality food on offer, the elegant surroundings make to a great experience. The decor gives it a modern feel, the variety of music on offer ensures it attracts a diverse crowd. There is a wide range of drinks available including over 80 cocktails.

Bluu, is a relative newcomer to the Manchester bar scene located in the famous Northern Quarter. In addition to the large bar area there is a fine dining restaurant with seafood a particular speciality. There is a variety of food on offer in the seasonally changing menu. There is also a private terrace that is great for those that like to drink and dine alfresco. The interior contains retro furniture and is inspired by the 1980s. There is a wide range of cocktails for visitors to try, every quarter Bluu plays host to the Northern Quarter Festival showcasing up and coming bands from around the Manchester area.

Socio Rehab, located in the Northern Quarter is a funky cocktail bar with a reputation for being cutting edge. The bar is well known for the thorough cocktail menu that offers plenty of choice, the laid back atmosphere making it a great place to relax while you enjoy your cocktails. The understated exterior means you can get away from the crowds and enjoy the atmosphere.

Details: Socio Rehab, Address: 100-102 High Street, Manchester M4 1HP, Telephone: +44 (0)161 832 4529.

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