The best beer gardens in Manchester

To help you take full use of the city’s comforts while enjoying the last of the summer days, we’ve put together a list of the top beer gardens in Manchester. Let’s dive in…

20 Stories

The top floor at No. 1 Spinningfields Tower houses Manchester’s tallest outdoor terrace, which is 19 storeys high. When night falls, firepits and couches make the rooftop bar cosy while providing stunning city views. 

Find it at 1 Hardman Square, M3 3EB.

Lock 91

Lock 91, which is at the further end of the Deansgate locks, is a frequently disregarded hidden gem, and its charming beer garden is one not to miss!

Find it at 9 Century St, Manchester M3 4QL.

The Crown and Anchor

The tavern in the Northern Quarter has one of the city’s most beautiful hidden beer gardens. Bursting with greenery, the garden is secluded from anyone wandering past while remaining light and airy. 

Find it at F41 Hilton Street, The Crown and Anchor, M1 2EE.

The Briton’s Protection

The oldest bar in Manchester offers a sizable variety of 300 whiskeys along with a wide range of regional beers. However, its sizable beer garden is what draws customers in the summer. The sun-trap keeps the sun for most of the day, allowing partygoers to take advantage of the pleasant weather. 

Find it at 50 Great Bridgewater Street, M1 5LE.

Atlas Bar

Calling all gin enthusiasts! The 250 different gins that Atlas Bar carries may be sipped on the bar’s heated and all-weather outside patio. Consequently, you may sip gin outside any time of year. 

Find it at M3 4LY Atlas Bar, 376 Deansgate.

Rain Bar

One of the biggest beer gardens in the city is within the three-story tavern, which was previously a Victorian warehouse. The two-tiered patio, which has a view of the Rochdale canal, may accommodate barbeques for special events. 

Find it at 80 Great Bridgewater Street, Rain Bar, M1 5JG.

The Wharf

When the wild rush to the beer gardens starts, The Wharf, another canal-side restaurant, is a sure bet because of its expansive patio and enough outside seating. 

Find it at 6 Slate Wharf, The Wharf, M15 4ST.

Sinclair’s Oyster Bar and The Old Wellington Inn

The pair, who have their headquarters in Shambles Square, represent everything we cherish about the classic English pub. The Sam Smiths pub may have the largest beer garden in the city, but because it also has some of the most affordable prices, the garden is always one of the first to get crowded on a sunny day.

Find it at 2 Cathedral Gates, M3 1SW.

Sadler’s Cat

The Sadler’s Cat, dubbed “the bar that built Manchester,” was built by a large group of volunteers over the course of ten months during a series of weekly craft workshops. Its beer garden gives the city some much-needed tranquilly with its laid-back Scandinavian vibe. 

Find it at Hanover Street, M60 0AB.

To help you get through the last few months of summer and make sure you visit these top picks! Hopefully, this will help you decide where to go next time you’re craving some sunny weather, cold beer, and great pub grub!


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