Best Cocktail Bars in Manchester

Barman pouring wine into a glass

Best Cocktail Bars in Manchester

Just a short wander through the streets of Manchester is all you need to see how this hard-working city has transformed from an industrial revolution hotspot to a mecca for creative hubs, sleek social spots and quirky events. Naturally, this transformation has come with an abundance of unique bars in Manchester that specialise in providing locals and visitors with a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience. So if you’re looking for the perfect concoction to polish off a day exploring Manchester, prepare to be spoilt for choice!

These are just some of the most popular places to get a great cocktail in Manchester, all just a short distance from Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre.

Cocktail Bar in Spinningfields

The Alchemist – 13-minute walk from the hotel

Sitting in the heart of Spinningfields and just a short distance from Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre, The Alchemist is loved by many self-proclaimed cocktail connoisseurs for its one-of-a-kind drink selection and buzzing atmosphere. This cocktail bar and restaurant serve signature cocktails with a bedazzling twist and include options for just about any palate – from bold and boozy to light and dreamy. The food menu also includes a range of tapas to complement your cocktail of choice.

Northern Quarter Cocktail Bars

Cottonopolis – 7-minute walk from the hotel

Situated in a former tailor’s studio in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Cottonopolis is a Japanese inspired restaurant and bar serving up fresh sushi and of course, original cocktails. On the cocktail menu expect to see plenty of Asian elements incorporated throughout; think plum sake, shiso and yuzu. Feeling peckish? Order some sides for the table – we recommend the crispy wontons!

Dusk Til Pawn – 7-minute walk from the hotel

Set amongst the trendy Northern Quarter, Dusk Til Pawn is easily one of the best places for cocktails in Manchester. Disguised as an old-school pawnshop complete with neon lights, this speakeasy is seen as an expert in the cocktail scene in Manchester city and understandably so! Offering house cocktails, a vast range of bourbons and a whole menu dedicated to Bloody Marys – a visit to Dusk Til Pawn is a must for any cocktail lover visiting Manchester.

Cane & Grain – 11-minute walk from the hotel

The fact that Cane & Grain are known for specialising in good ribs and good rum shouldn’t take away from their cocktail offerings! The bar, which spreads over three floors, each with its own persona, knows how to tickle the tastebuds of anyone looking for one of the best cocktails in Manchester. On the ground floor be greeted by a classic laid-back bar, on the second floor, you’ll be transported into a tropical dive bar and on the next floor, experience a one-of-a-kind drinks laboratory with a cocktail menu to match.

Bunny Jackson’s – 11-minute walk from the hotel

We’ll admit, Bunny Jackson’s might not be what comes to mind when you think of a place to grab cocktails in Manchester city centre. However, trust us when we say that this American dive bar style pub is an unexpected expert in good old-fashioned cocktails. Look forward to a cocktail menu without the frills including everything from cosmo and house punch to a daiquiri and long island iced tea.

Cocktail Bars Manchester City Centre

Arcane -9-minute walk from the hotel

Take a step back in time with a visit to Arcane Cocktail Bar. Sitting in the basement of the Queens Chambers building, Arcane boasts the rugged charm of the building’s classic features mixed with a modern edge; an ambience that is seamlessly reflected in the bars eclectic cocktail menu! On the menu, find a blend of classic cocktails such as the Manhattan and espresso martini and signature drinks like grapefruit and sage or cucumber and chile.

No. 55 Bar & Restaurant

At Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre

Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre bar

For the perfect end to a day of sightseeing or to start off your night in the city, look no further than No. 55 Bar & Restaurant for the best cocktails in town! Carefully crafted by our mixologists, the extensive menu of cocktails and the stylish setting is the ideal way to unwind for the evening or ideal for enjoying a few drinks before a show at the nearby Palace Theatre or Manchester Arena.

Four-Star Hotel in Manchester City Centre

If you’re looking for hotel deals in the heart of Manchester, after visiting best bars in Manchester city centre, Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre is located just a stone’s throw away from some of the city’s top attractions. Our spacious rooms are the ideal place to put your feet up after a day of adventure.

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