The Best Truly Local Bars in Manchester

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Manchester has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

42nd Street Night Club – Quintessentially Manc

42nd Street Night Club – Quintessentially Manc

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“42nd Street Night Club” in Manchester was originally opened in ’63 by George Best. It’s got cheap drinks, indie pop… it’s as Mancunian as it gets!

Full Article by Lauren Rochford

Alberts Schloss – Bohemian bier palace

Alberts Schloss – Bohemian bier palace

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“Alberts Schloss” Manchester is one of my favourite bars for Bavarian grub, lashings of beer and dancing on tables! Very popular with the locals…

Full Article by Sarah Buckley

Band on the Wall – Legendary music venue

Band on the Wall – Legendary music venue

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“Band on the Wall” Manchester: a legendary music venue. It’s my all-time favourite venue for gigs. Actually, it’s one of the reasons I live in the centre.

Full Article by Joe Holdsworth

Big Hands – I know you’re the one

Big Hands – I know you’re the one

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“Big Hands” is an unpolished, bustling, vibrant dive that has been my drinking buddy these last 16 years. It’s the best bar in the city, (big) hands down…

Full Article by Denise Tench

Blue Bell Inn – Classic pub times

Blue Bell Inn – Classic pub times

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The “Blue Bell Inn” in Manchester has been a constant in my life. Wonderful food, cheap drinks, dog-friendly… It offers an authentic pub experience.

Full Article by Lauren Rochford

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