The Best Beer Gardens in Manchester
Sometimes all you want is to sit outside enjoying the summer weather, a refreshing alcoholic beverage in hand with all your closest friends right?
And that’s exactly what you can do with all these amazing beer gardens in Manchester. We have done all the research for you and have put together an impressive list of all the best beer gardens in Manchester city centre! This huge metropolitan city is full to the brim of incredible watering holes and we have narrowed it down to the 11 best beer gardens in Manchester for you to head to with friends.
1. Dukes 92
Website | 18-25 Castle St
Based in the Castlefield area not far away from Deansgate and right next to the famous canal, Dukes 92 is the perfect place to head if you are wanting to enjoy some drinks in the sun. This is one of the cities most visited bars and we know exactly why with their huge iconic outdoor area. Dukes 92’s outdoor area is perfect for all kinds of groups as there is a terrace, a retractable covered area and plenty of open outdoor spaces.
2. Rain Bar
Website | 80 Great Bridgewater St
Rain Bar is a multi-award winning bar that is right in the heart of the city. You will find JW Lees cask ales, premium spirits, and quality wines available for you to drink in the glorious sunshine. And they have an amazing sun terrace that overlooks the Bridge water canal. There outdoor area was voted the Best Outdoor Terrace by Manchester Confidential in summer 2016. So if you are looking for a place to sit, enjoy some sunshine and drink some good drinks this is the place to go.
3. Atlas Bar
Website | 376 Deansgate
Atlas Bar can be found in the railway arches of Deansgate and has been an icon of the city for over two decades. If you are looking for an elegant bar that specialises in gins from around the world this is the place to go. There are over 500 gins available in Atlas Bar and it’s the largest collection available in the whole of the city! Atlas Bar has also won a number of different awards like Best Spirits Bar North West and the Design My Night Best Beer Garden Award.
4. The Wharf
Website | 6 Slate Wharf
The Wharf is a Brunning & Price pub which has some amazing food and drink options available. As well as all the intimate rooms and alcoves that you can find inside the large building there is also a large terrace outside which is incredibly popular! As well as the outdoor terrace there is also a boules court and when the weathers nice everyone around the city heads over to The Wharf.
5. The Oast House
Website | The Avenue Courtyard
Part of The New World Trading Co. The Oast House is amongst the towers of Spinningfields. It’s the perfect place to go with friends if you are looking for some delicious small bites and meals as well as tasty cocktails. Along with their indoor space you will also find a large outdoor area where you can sit in groups, enjoy some drinks and even a bite to eat. There is a bar outside too which is perfect for if you are wanting to stay in the sunshine.
6. The Alchemist – Spinningfields
Website | 3 Hardman St
The Alchemist is a cocktail bar and restaurant that is situated in the heart of Spinningfields. The building itself has floor to ceiling windows which makes the venue bright and airy. And on summer days most sit outside on the year-round outdoor terrace which is the perfect space for al-fresco dining and some drinks with friends. The Alchemist is known by many for its creative and innovative cocktails which make the experience even more memorable.
7. 20 Stories
Website | 1 Hardman Square
20 Stories is situated on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields. Its an extremely glamourous restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace that can provide you with unbeatable 360 degree views of the Manchester skyline. During a sunny afternoon, the rooftop terrace is the perfect place to head with an outside BBQ, al fresco fireplaces and it all sits under a canopy of trees with dramatic lighting that will be perfect for any occasion.
8. Sinclair’s Oyster Bar
Website | 2 Cathedral Gates
If you are looking for a venue with a traditional pub feel then Sinclair’s Oyster Bar is the place for you to head to. With rustic wooden beams this cash-only tavern has a huge beer garden that is buzzing during the summer months with locals and groups visiting the city too! Along with the indoor space of this traditional pub there is also a large outdoor area which is extremely popular during the summer months.
9. Sunset by Australasia
Website | 1 The Avenue
Sunset by Australasia is known for being a contemporary oasis in the city that has a sleek bar, plush seating, and pastel colours. Outside there is a terrace that has wooden seating with plush cushions and heaters for if it gets a little bit chilly as the evening goes on. If you are a group of girls that want somewhere perfect for some Instagram photos this is definitely a great place to go for your summer drinks.
10. The Lawn Club
Website | Hardman Square
The Lawn Club class themselves as a ‘quintessentially British Bar & Kitchen in the heart of Spinningfields.’ If you are wanting somewhere that has a little more to offer than just your ordinary beer garden this is the place to go. You can enjoy relaxing outdoors with parasol covered tables or try out the unique lawn pods which can fit groups of up to 6 people. If you are wanting to try something special for the occasion they also have outdoor lawn houses which is a private space for drinks.
11. Terrace NQ
Website | 43 Thomas St
Although from the front this venue may not seem like much as soon as you step inside and make your way upstairs you will be pleasantly surprised with what they have to offer. Terrace NQ has a dark, stripped back aesthetic with open pipework and exposed brick. Along with a fully stocked bar and a huge outdoor terrace area which will be perfect during the summer months to soak up some sun and enjoy some drinks with friends.
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