Looking for the best cocktails in Manchester? You have a wealth of choices, from high-end – and high-up over the city – bars, to down and dirty raucous venues. You might pay a premium for the view, but that’s often part of it – a great cocktail is more than just a glass of sugary brightly-coloured liquid, right?
Manchester has more than enough excellent bars and restaurants offering up delicious alcohol-heavy cocktails, whether you’re looking for a big weekend night out or romantic midweek drinks with your beau.
Whether you want to live the high-life with a glamourous cocktail alongside your wagyu beef, or eat cut-price pizza alongside your drink of choice, here’s our insider’s guide to the best places in the city for cocktails. Get your Alka-Seltzer ready.
Here are our picks
Cane & Grain, 49-51 Thomas Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1NA - Visit now
On the right nights, this Northern Quarter venue is more of a dark and dingy party venue, but that doesn’t mean the staff can’t put together a whole range of classic cocktails, and a few unique ones to boot.
Tattu, Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now
One of the city’s most impressive looking venues have cocktails to match. The Skull Candy might seem a little daft with smoke billowing from a fake skull, but if you’ve got a sweet tooth the bubblegum flavours make this one of the finest cocktails in the city. A must try, if you haven’t already.