Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Manchester

Refuge

Occupying what was once the Victorian Gothic ground floor of the Refuge Assurance Building, this is not just Manchester's most beautiful bar, but arguably its coolest too – all thanks to the rep and aesthetic sensib…
Top Choice Club in Manchester

Homoelectric

The year 2018 saw the revival of one of Manchester's legendary club nights, advertised as 'a non-stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos and don't knows'. Fronted by legendary DJs, the Unabombers (Luke Cowdrey …
Brewery in Manchester

Cloudwater Barrel Store Tap Room

Take a warehouse space under the arches behind Manchester Piccadilly Station, roll in a double deck of beer barrels and set out simple seating, and you’ve got the perfect brew for an atmospheric tap room. Cloudwater…
Bar in Manchester

Impossible

It cost £3 million to renovate the Pavilion at the Great Northern Warehouse and the result is, well, a bit gimmicky, but nevertheless this new bar is a fun place to come dressed to the nines. There’s a Scandi theme …
Cocktail Bar in Manchester

Lily's Bar

This basement champagne bar inside the 1761 restaurant is named after Madame Bollinger, whose nickname was ‘Aunt Lily’, though the bar itself has little association beyond selling the French champagne. It’s done out…
Cafe in Manchester

North Tea Power

The name may say tea but the interior of this cafe screams coffee shop. North Tea Power is one of Manchester’s early adopters on the artisanal coffee scene, with the requisite communal tables, industrial pillars and…
Pub in Manchester

Britons Protection

Whisky – over 300 different kinds of it (the Cu Dhub 'black whisky' is a particular treat with its touch of coffee and honey) – is the beverage of choice at this liver-threatening, proper English pub that also does …
Bar in Manchester

Cloud 23

It might only be halfway up the 47-storey Beetham Tower, but the views from this 23rd-floor bar are unparalleled – even if the windows could do with a little cleaning. There's an express lift that bypasses the hotel…
Beer Hall in Manchester

Albert's Schloss

The strapline says 'Cook Haus and Bier Palace', and this big version of a night out in central Europe is just that. The bier is unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell, shipped directly from the brewery near Prague. The food …
Craft Beer in Manchester

Port Street Beer House

Fans of real ale love this Northern Quarter boozer, with its seven hand pulls, 18 draught lines and more than 100 beers from around the world, including gluten-free ales and some heavy hitters: Brewdog's Tactical Nu…