Cocktail Bars in Manchester
Whether you're looking for the perfect Pina Colada, a mouth-watering mojito, or a bangin' Harvey Wallbanger – somewhere in town there's a bartender waiting to shake, mix and pour your favourite drinks.
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About: Widely regarded as Manchester's best cocktail bar, The Alchemist is famed for its quirky presentation and love of molecular mixology.
This funky mixing method utilizes chemistry, physics and biology to create unique cocktails that surprise and astound.
Each of the venue's signature cocktails are carefully crafted by hand and served in new and interesting ways.
Signature Cocktail: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party £20.00 (Sharer for two)
Non-Alcoholic Options: The "Alchemist's Apprentice" menu is full of refreshing non- alcoholic alternatives, we'd recommend a Raffles Sling £3.50.
Address: 1 New York Street, Manchester, M1 4HD
Telephone: 0161 228 3856
About: Located at the highest point in Manchester, Cloud 23 is a truly unforgettable destination.
With signature cocktails, themed around Mancunian icons, a stylish soundtrack, and a cool laid-back aesthetic, expect to queue for the lift in the lobby.
Named after the Gods of Ancient Greece, each of the venue's exclusive zones provide jaw-dropping views of the city skyline.
Signature Cocktail: Here’s To Baby £13.00
Non-Alcoholic Options: Keep a clear head with Cloud 23's alcohol-free Blue Sky Drinking menu. Our top pick is a Cherry Blossom Skies £8.00
Address: Beetham Tower, Manchester, M3 4LQ
Telephone: 0161 870 1670
About: Remnant of an enchanted garden, The Botanist is a 'botanical' themed bar serving a soon-to-be-world-famous selection of cocktails.
The fairytale-esque theme of the bar is perfectly reflected in the menu, with drinks encompassing various horticultural ingredients.
For those looking for the perfect social media moment, combine your tipple with a spot of gardening, and order a watering can sharing cocktail.
Signature Cocktail: The Botanist £7.50
Non-Alcoholic Options: Hand pressed purées and fresh citrus juice are used to create an assortment of non-alcoholic delights. The Violet & Jasmine Crush £4.50 is well worth a try.
Address: 78 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2FW
Telephone: 0161 833 1878
The Liars Club
About: The Liars Club is a Polynesian themed "tiki dive bar" just off of Deansgate.
This kitsch tropical hideaway is packed full of rum, fun, cocktails and Tiki craziness a million miles away from the dreary streets of Manchester above.
Creative and exotic; cocktails here are served in elaborate Tiki volcanoes, pineapples and coconut shells.
Signature Cocktail: Captain Lyndon's Treasure Chest £50.00 (Sharer for two +)
Non-Alcoholic Options: Although there isn't a dedicated virgin cocktail menu, the club's expert bartenders will be more than willing to put something together for you.
Address: 19A Back Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 2PB
Telephone: 0161 834 5111
About: Sleek, stylish and sexy, Australasia boasts the city's most extensive and exotic list of cocktails.
Each drink on the 'Twisted Classics & Asian Classics' menu is expertly crafted, with hints of Pacific Rim flavour and a whisper of Southeast Asian influences.
On a Saturday night, reservations are an absolute must.
Signature Cocktail: Thai’d Up £8.00
Non-Alcoholic Options: Watermelon Lemonade £4.00 is just one of the fantastic non-alcoholic options available.
Address: 1 Spinningfield Way, Manchester, M3 3AP
Telephone: 0161 831 0288
About: Located on the top level of Tower Twelve in Spinningfields, Manchester House is the perfect place to enjoy a early evening cocktail while soaking up the city centre scenery.
With stunning panoramic views of Manchester’s skyline and a dramatic monochromatic interior, Manchester House is a superb retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Take your pick from an assortment of whisky, brandy, rum, vodka or tequila based drinks.
Signature Cocktail: Corpse Reviver #2 £8.00
Non-Alcoholic Options: If you'd prefer your drink made without alcohol, just let the bartender know.
Address: 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ
Telephone: 0161 835 2557
About: With a vibrant yet elegant interior and truly modern furnishings, this stunning venue is a real hidden gem.
Every evening expert mixologists serve up award winning cocktails, which perfectly compliment the venue's menu of tapas dishes and light bites.
We strongly recommend the Black Russian.
Signature Cocktail: Vodka Martini £8.65
Non-Alcoholic Options: Glasshouse's mocktail menu includes Virgin Mojitos, Shirley Temples and a Bite of Pineapple.
Address: 70 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AF
Telephone: 0871 423 4942