The Best Cocktail Bars Manchester Has To Offer This Bank Holiday

Incase you didn’t know, this coming monday (August 30th) is a UK Bank Holiday which means you need to find the best cocktail bars Manchester has to offer. Luckily for you, our roundup of must-visit cocktail bars Manchester has you covered. Whether you’re mad for mojitos or you’re fond of a french martini, you can find something to suit your taste at these top rated cocktail bars manchester. Make this Bank Holiday one to remember when you visit these exclusive insta-worthy drinking establishments, think bold colour schemes, neon signage and flora galore. Our hand-picked cocktail bars Manchester have both indoor and outdoor seating options since the summer sunshine has yet to make an appearance. Don’t waste your precious time off, get drinking the best cocktails Manchester has to offer. If alcohol isn’t your thing, these stunning cocktail bars Manchester also offer non-alcoholic alternatives so you won’t miss out on the Insta snaps! 

Sunset By Australasia

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No best cocktail bars Manchester list would be complete without the iconic Sunset By Australasia. This instagrammable candy coloured bar and terrace serves well-known cocktails with a signature twist alongside a huge selection of wines and spirits. If you happen to visit this cocktail bar Manchester on a warm day, opt for the frozen pornstar martini alongside a few light Asian fusion dishes (the tempura squid is to die for) to really enjoy the full Sunset experience. Sunset is the offspring of the legendary Australasia restaurant so you can expect good things from one of the best cocktail bars Manchester has. 

Banyan (Corn Exchange or Spinningfields)

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When it comes to 2 for 1 cocktails manchester, you’d be forgiven for thinking Turtle Bay is the only real option. If you and the bartender are on a first name basis with each other it’s probably time to check out other cocktail bars manchester. Our fave is Banyan Bar & Kitchen, conveniently located in two central locations - Corn Exchange and Spinningfields. If you want 2 for 1 cocktails manchester, Banyan offers everything from martinis to coladas and everything in between.


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Menagerie is one of the most popular cocktail places Manchester, with a gorgeous selection of bevs and bites but it is on the pricier side with drinks starting at £11. This cocktail bar Manchester has one of the most experiential dining/drinking experiences purely for the unique interiors including the infamous bathtub and hanging birds scattered around the ceiling. You can find Menagerie opposite another one of the popular cocktail places Manchester, 202 Kitchen. Why not try them both?


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Boujee is one of the most loved cocktail bars Manchester city centre has. It’s a celeb and influencer hangout, so you can expect prices at this cocktail bar Manchester to reflect that. Make sure to order one of the shot towers or the sharing cocktails if you’re going with your besties because that’s what weekends are for right?! For those of you who are skipping the hard stuff, Boujee is one of the only cocktail bars Manchester city centre has that offers a very generous mocktail range so there’s something for you too!

So what are you waiting for? Start making the reservations now to guarantee your place in the hottest cocktail bars Manchester has to offer this Bank Holiday!

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