If you are looking for info on drinking at the best bars in Manchester you are in the right place. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our opening section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Manchester. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
And if you want to compare the scene here to others around the region you can do so right here.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Manchester are:
- Arcane at 2 S King St
- The Liars Club at 19A Back Bridge St X
- Provence at #G21 The Ave Spinningfields
- The Mews at 253 Deansgate
- Salut Wines at 11 Cooper St
- Three Little Words at 12-13 Watson St
The Liars Club creates all of the cocktails that will be served alongside a chilled soundtrack of reggae, afro beats, hip hop, and everything in between with drink specials available every Thursday from 9pm to 4am. There are also great local drink specials every day until 7pm at Vesper which serves a variety of cocktails, a good selection of 12 draught beers, and cider lines on hand.
Provence is a wine bar that offers karaoke in private rooms which can accommodate all parties and events.
Specially crafted cocktails, wines, beer, charcuterie, and flatbreads along with weekly live music sessions every Saturday starting at 8pm are all featured at The Mews.
An extensive collection of over 400 handpicked wines for sale as well as tastings are available at Salut Wines.
Three Little Words serves expertly crafted cocktails and elegant small plates while also hosting amazing live music.
Manchester Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- ShinDigger Brewing at #11 Springfield Ln
- The Runaway Brewery at #4 Millgate Ln
- Hennigans Sports Bar at 908 Stockport Rd
- The Bierkeller & Shooters at The Printworks, Withy Grove
- Cafe Football at 99 Sir Matt Busby Way
- The Waldorf at 12 Gore St
- BrewDog at 144 Oxford Rd
- Movement Bar at 84 Tib St
- Second City at 23 Blossom St
- Yates at 49 Portland St
Hennigans is a great sports bar near you that has been showcasing the biggest games for nearly 25 years with multiple high-definition screens and a cutting-edge sound system. Cafe Football has something for everyone from award-winning pizzas and burgers to nutritious salads with a side of live sports.
The Waldorf broadcasts live sports and is ideal for after-work cocktails, a delectable lunch, a party, or a conference.
A diverse selection of craft beer, classic cocktails, burgers, wings, salads, and more are provided at BrewDog.
Movement Bar is a sports bar that offers a wide variety of craft beers, wines, paninis, and charcuterie that sometimes has live music.
Every day from 12pm to 12am Second City serves reasonably priced food and beer.
Yates is a premier nightlife destination that provides unrivaled sports viewing as well as fantastic food and drinks.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- Revolucion de Cuba at 11 Peter
- Henry at 107 Manchester Rd
- Port Street Beer House at 39-41 Port St
- Dirty Martini at 1 Peter St
- Alvarium at 8 Dorsey St
- Be At One at 80 Deansgate
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks in your area from 3pm to 7pm from Sunday to Friday at Revolucion de Cuba when they have good discounts. If you want to save money on alcoholic drinks you can also visit Henry from 5pm to 7pm.
Port Street Beer House is open from 12pm to 11pm on most days and until 12am on Saturday serving seasonal modern craft beers, real ales, and fine wines plus they offer drink specials on weekdays.
Glitzy interiors, bespoke cocktails, late night DJ’s, and great liquor specials with half priced martinis every day of the week are featured at Dirty Martini.
Alvarium is a neighborhood cocktail bar and kitchen that offers happy hours from 4pm to 11pm on Wednesday and Thursday and until 1am on Friday.
Over 100 cocktails and great drink specials are available every day at Be At One.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- Backyard Brewery at 1211 S Mammoth Rd
- The Banyan Tree at 3 Moho Building
- Flight Club Darts at Ship Canal House
- The Bier Keller at The Printworks Withy Grove
- Shooters Bar at The Printworks 27 Withy Grove
- Common at 39-41 Edge St
- The Smithfield Market Tavern at 37 Swan St
- The Brotherhood at 2 Mount St
The Banyan Tree has a bar quiz night every Monday at 8pm and trivia nights every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm while serving juices, tea, coffee, cocktails, rum, and more. Flight Club Darts serves different kinds of wine, prosecco, champagne, and a variety of cocktails plus hosts classic and team tournaments of darts.
Shuffleboard, American pool, English pool, Xbox consoles, and darts are among the games available at The Bier Keller who also can show at least three live sporting events at the same time thanks to numerous full HD TV’s, large projector screens, and cutting-edge LED screens.
Shooters Bar serves cocktails, wines, ciders, and prosecco and hosts a variety of games and activities ranging from networking events and some of the most fun bar quiz nights in Manchester to stand up comedy and band nights.
At Common you can enjoy discounted drinks throughout the day every Monday and between 4pm and 7pm on other days and they also are known for cocktails, craft beer, and wine along with quiz nights and karaoke events.
Bar games and live music are available at The Smithfield Market Tavern as well as real beers, ciders, and traditional British cask ales.
The Brotherhood offers a range of classic drinks including cocktails, craft beers, and whiskies as well as snacks and live games.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- Gulliver’s at 109 Oldham
- The Deaf Institute at 135 Grosvenor
- Orchid Karaoke Bar at 54 Portland St
- The Seven Oaks at 5 Nicholas St
- Vina Karaoke Bar at 34 Charlotte St
Gulliver’s boasts a busy calendar of live music, spoken word, comedy, theater, film screenings, exhibitions, and much more on almost every night of the week thanks to this unique combination of space, location, and ethos.
The Deaf Institute has dance events throughout the month and also serves craft beers from all over the world, creative cocktails, and nonalcoholic beverages.
Revolucion De Cuba from our other list has two floors for bar dancing, Latin-inspired dining, and live music in Manchester.
Orchid Karaoke Bar provides a wide variety of beverages, offers drink specials every Thursday, and hosts open mic and live music throughout the week featuring their talented in house DJ.
There’s a varied selection of draught and cask beers as well as an electronic fruit machine with over 50 games installed, up to date juke box with all songs, open mic nights every Monday, and TV’s showcasing various sports at The Seven Oaks.
Vina Karaoke Bar is a communal place for karaoke lovers to enjoy good vibes and creative cocktails.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- Local Drink Specials In Leeds & Bradford
- Local Drink Specials In Liverpool
- Local Drink Specials In Sheffield
- Local Drink Specials In Birmingham
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Manchester
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Manchester.