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Top Bars in Manchester - Your Favourite Manchester Bars

  • Often referred to as the North of England's capital, Manchester attracts large numbers of visitors each year. The city’s nightlife is a big part of what makes it so popular, with Manchester boasting a large number of bars, clubs, pubs and live music venues. We asked you about your favourite nightspots in Manchester over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page and here’s what you told us.

  • Corbieres

    Rob Young says:

    Retro Bar in the uni district, and Manchester's most hidden secret Corbieres

    Mark Witkin says:

    Corbieres for the jukebox too.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Found along a little side street in the centre of Manchester, this cosy wine bar serves up a great selection of drinks including a number of real ales. On top of that, Corbieres is said to have the ‘best jukebox in Manchester’ pumping out plenty of tunes for you to enjoy. It’s a small spot so it can get pretty packed on busy nights.

    Location: 2 Half Moon Street.

  • The Castle Hotel

    Kellie Sproule says:

    The castle hotel on oldham street. Fabulous place.

    Jenni Laine says:

    I vote for The Castle Hotel. It's lovely!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    One of the many bars in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the Castle Hotel is a popular spot attracting a cool crowd of both locals and visitors. From the bar, you’ll be able to sample plenty of different drinks including larger and real ales. Pub quizzes are held here on a regular basis and there’s a jukebox filled with trendy music. This is also a good spot if you’re looking for somewhere to check your email, as it offers free WiFi to all customers.

    Location: 66 Oldham Street.
    Opening hours: Daily from noon-2am.

  • Night and Day Café

    Laura Woods says:

    Night & Day Cafe in oldham st. Tickets for live music usually under a tenner...And they do nice chips

    Hostelworld.com says:

    One of the best places in Manchester to see live music, Night and Day Café is a comfortable bar that’s seen many a long night. From one of the many tables in the long bar area, you can watch the stage or just sit and enjoy the beers, spirits, shooters and cocktails on offer. Another Northern Quarter stalwart, its flickering fairy lights and candle strewn bar give a softer edge to the slightly rough and ready interior.

    Location: 26 Oldham Street.
    Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-11.30pm.

  • The Temple

    Jordan Lowe says:

    The Temple, it used to be underground public toilets but now it's a cosy bar

    Hostelworld.com says:

    A small spot, the quirky Temple used to serve as public toilets but has now been converted into a pretty popular bar. There’s plenty of good music on the jukebox and an impressive choice of European bottled beers and real ales at the bar.

    Location: Great Bridgewater Street.

  • The Venue

    Rob Young says:

    The Venue near town hall, Koffeepot in Northern Quater

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Attracting a good crowd with its cheap drinks and indie music, the Venue is one of the more popular nightclubs in Manchester. There are lots of theme nights to be enjoyed here too, including Twist & Shout, Mish Mash and Retro, with tunes provided by the Venue’s numerous in-house DJs. Drinks specials cover cheap bottled beers, great value spirits and more.

    Location: Regeringsgatan 44.

  • Wetherspoon’s

    Mark O'Neill says:

    Wetherspoons on Piccadilly gardens-near to the nationwide. The mere fact it is close to the hatters hostel is enough reason for me to vote for it.

    Sarah Grundy says:

    Wetherspoons. Near the Piccadilly tram station. Awesome!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Wetherspoon’s are a chain of bars with locations all around the UK, including a number of different bars in Manchester. At these bars you can expect to find a wide variety of drinks including draught beers, real ales, bottled beers from around the world, wines, cocktails and more.

  • Cornerhouse

    Rob Morrish says:

    It's gotta be the Cornerhouse. Legend!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Cornerhouse is a popular all-purpose venue which serves as a bar, café, gallery and cinema. If you’re looking for something a little bit different from the usual scene, this place is a great choice. With its chic interior and boho atmosphere, it attracts a cool crowd who come to sip coffees, have a beer or simply take advantage of the free WiFi on offer.

    Location: 70 Oxford Street.

  • Bar Fringe

    Mark Witkin says:

    Bar Fringe - has great beer selection.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Located on the outskirts of the Northern Quarter, this bar is a bit off the beaten track and is a favourite local watering hole. Lots of ales are available from the bar, along with bottled beers and plenty more. While you enjoy your drink, check out all the random yet interesting stuff including old newspaper articles taking up wall space all around the bar.

    Location: Birger Jarlsgatan 20.

  • And many more...

    Leonie Heinicke says:

    Walkabout and The Oxford

    Andrew Mitchell says:

    Odd in the Northern Quarter... followed by Troff!

    Niall Oakes says:

    Sand Bar/The Temple/Night and Day, depends on what I fancy :D

    Joanna Grigorjewna says:

    FAC 251, Band on the Wall... generally... there are no bad places in Manchester! :)



    So, if you’re planning a trip to Manchester make sure to check out at least a couple of these top Manchester bars for a great night out in the north of England.

    Book hostels in Manchester | Manchester free pocket guide and more

  • Often referred to as the North of England's capital, Manchester attracts large numbers of visitors each year. The city’s nightlife is a big part of what makes it so popular, with Manchester boasting a large number of bars, clubs, pubs and live music venues. We asked you about your favourite nightspots in Manchester over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page and here’s what you told us.

  • Corbieres

    Rob Young says:

    Retro Bar in the uni district, and Manchester's most hidden secret Corbieres

    Mark Witkin says:

    Corbieres for the jukebox too.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Found along a little side street in the centre of Manchester, this cosy wine bar serves up a great selection of drinks including a number of real ales. On top of that, Corbieres is said to have the ‘best jukebox in Manchester’ pumping out plenty of tunes for you to enjoy. It’s a small spot so it can get pretty packed on busy nights.

    Location: 2 Half Moon Street.

  • The Castle Hotel

    Kellie Sproule says:

    The castle hotel on oldham street. Fabulous place.

    Jenni Laine says:

    I vote for The Castle Hotel. It's lovely!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    One of the many bars in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the Castle Hotel is a popular spot attracting a cool crowd of both locals and visitors. From the bar, you’ll be able to sample plenty of different drinks including larger and real ales. Pub quizzes are held here on a regular basis and there’s a jukebox filled with trendy music. This is also a good spot if you’re looking for somewhere to check your email, as it offers free WiFi to all customers.

    Location: 66 Oldham Street.
    Opening hours: Daily from noon-2am.

  • Night and Day Café

    Laura Woods says:

    Night & Day Cafe in oldham st. Tickets for live music usually under a tenner...And they do nice chips

    Hostelworld.com says:

    One of the best places in Manchester to see live music, Night and Day Café is a comfortable bar that’s seen many a long night. From one of the many tables in the long bar area, you can watch the stage or just sit and enjoy the beers, spirits, shooters and cocktails on offer. Another Northern Quarter stalwart, its flickering fairy lights and candle strewn bar give a softer edge to the slightly rough and ready interior.

    Location: 26 Oldham Street.
    Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-11.30pm.

  • The Temple

    Jordan Lowe says:

    The Temple, it used to be underground public toilets but now it's a cosy bar

    Hostelworld.com says:

    A small spot, the quirky Temple used to serve as public toilets but has now been converted into a pretty popular bar. There’s plenty of good music on the jukebox and an impressive choice of European bottled beers and real ales at the bar.

    Location: Great Bridgewater Street.

  • The Venue

    Rob Young says:

    The Venue near town hall, Koffeepot in Northern Quater

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Attracting a good crowd with its cheap drinks and indie music, the Venue is one of the more popular nightclubs in Manchester. There are lots of theme nights to be enjoyed here too, including Twist & Shout, Mish Mash and Retro, with tunes provided by the Venue’s numerous in-house DJs. Drinks specials cover cheap bottled beers, great value spirits and more.

    Location: Regeringsgatan 44.

  • Wetherspoon’s

    Mark O'Neill says:

    Wetherspoons on Piccadilly gardens-near to the nationwide. The mere fact it is close to the hatters hostel is enough reason for me to vote for it.

    Sarah Grundy says:

    Wetherspoons. Near the Piccadilly tram station. Awesome!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Wetherspoon’s are a chain of bars with locations all around the UK, including a number of different bars in Manchester. At these bars you can expect to find a wide variety of drinks including draught beers, real ales, bottled beers from around the world, wines, cocktails and more.

  • Cornerhouse

    Rob Morrish says:

    It's gotta be the Cornerhouse. Legend!

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Cornerhouse is a popular all-purpose venue which serves as a bar, café, gallery and cinema. If you’re looking for something a little bit different from the usual scene, this place is a great choice. With its chic interior and boho atmosphere, it attracts a cool crowd who come to sip coffees, have a beer or simply take advantage of the free WiFi on offer.

    Location: 70 Oxford Street.

  • Bar Fringe

    Mark Witkin says:

    Bar Fringe - has great beer selection.

    Hostelworld.com says:

    Located on the outskirts of the Northern Quarter, this bar is a bit off the beaten track and is a favourite local watering hole. Lots of ales are available from the bar, along with bottled beers and plenty more. While you enjoy your drink, check out all the random yet interesting stuff including old newspaper articles taking up wall space all around the bar.

    Location: Birger Jarlsgatan 20.

  • And many more...

    Leonie Heinicke says:

    Walkabout and The Oxford

    Andrew Mitchell says:

    Odd in the Northern Quarter... followed by Troff!

    Niall Oakes says:

    Sand Bar/The Temple/Night and Day, depends on what I fancy :D

    Joanna Grigorjewna says:

    FAC 251, Band on the Wall... generally... there are no bad places in Manchester! :)



    So, if you’re planning a trip to Manchester make sure to check out at least a couple of these top Manchester bars for a great night out in the north of England.

    Book hostels in Manchester | Manchester free pocket guide and more


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