Top 5 Cocktail Bars and Restaurants in Manchester

Manchester has over 500 stylish alcohol establishments consisting of chic café bars, suave nightclubs, traditional English Public houses, debonair member’s only clubs and urban classic nightclubs. This magical city is now a high society social scene for all who visit and live here.

One of the city’s latest additions is ‘The Fitzgerald’ situated at 11 Stevenson’s Square, M1 1DB. The establishment is a speakeasy 1920’s style bar hidden away above the Hula Tiki Lounge; the entrance is concealed and can be found on Little Lever Street. When you enter you are guided up the staircase by nineteen twenties style chandeliers into the bar which is all dark wood, brass and velvet. The atmosphere in the bar is relaxed and cool and the drinks are just divine.

The longest standing and most decadent restaurants is Gaucho Grill located at 2a St Mary’s Street, M3 2LB. Gaucho o the finest of food and a fabulous drinks menu in a sophisticated setting. It’s a firm favourite with Manchester’s celebrities and footballers and is exceptionally busy at the weekend so book ahead if you’re planning a special night at this most respected of restaurants.

When the nights are closing in on us and there is a nip in the air sometimes you just want to spend an evening in front of a blazing hot fire tucking into homely English fair. Sam’s Chop House, based at the Back Pool Fold just off Cross Street, M2 1HN is perfect for a cosy evening escaping Jack Frost. It’s a very traditional public house with a twist and a city institution; the pub opened in 1872 and serves the best of British food and fine ales. During the winter months there is always a roaring fire and once you’re inside you just will not want to leave. So find a comfy corner order their famous British beef and Yorkshire pudding and settle in for a very cosy evening.


For something quite different and in the heart of Spinningfields, you will find Manchester House Bar and Restaurant, voted Best restaurant, concealed in Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, M3 3BZ. Exclusive escorts agency just love this venue and are always available to be wined and dined here. At first glance the tower appears to be none conspicuous however, stepping out of the lift you are transported to a stunning up to the minute seventh heaven bar and have reached one of Manchester’s most outstanding eateries. The food is exquisite the wine list astonishing and the panoramic views across the city centre from the tower are sublime.


One final hotspot I must reveal is Neighbourhood; The Avenue North Spinningfields M3 3FL. Neighbourhood brings a taste of New York. It’s inspired by the neighbourhoods of fashionable Manhattan and the restaurant and bar strikes the perfect balance between smart casual and very fine dining from the elaborate menu. The interior is industrial chic at its best; with the classic New York Taxi yellow occurring throughout the restaurant, its bang on trendy and a haven you must experience.


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