Best cocktail bars in Manchester

There’s nothing quite like a carefully crafted cocktail, and in recent years the number of great cocktail bars in Manchester has skyrocketed.  Great news for the cocktail connoisseurs out there, but with more choice come some difficult decisions. Let ResDiary take you on a crawl around the best cocktail bars in Manchester, featuring some of the top mixologists to fill your glass.

best cocktail bars in manchester

The Liquor Store

A hidden gem of a cocktail bar with a cool American/British rock ‘n’ roll vibe, The Liquor Store is a must for anyone searching for the best cocktails in Manchester. Quirky yet inherently stylish, The Liquor Store celebrates Manchester’s finest exports with a wall adorned with images from Liam and Noel to even Les Dawson and you can be sure there are a host of music inspired cocktails.  You can choose anything from the “St Hendrick’s Elderly Rose” to the “Manchester Mule”.  Take our word for it, this place needs to be on your list.

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TNQ Restaurant & Bar

A friendly, independent neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of the Northern Quarter, TNQ Restaurant & Bar is not only known for delivering a modern British menu but for creating some lip-smacking cocktails. If you’re in the area make sure you pop in and try their range of cocktails, including our personal favourite the “Right Royal Panch Up” (£7), made with Galanti Prosecco, Sipsmith London Cup, Curacao orange, cranberry juice, lemon and lime.

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best cocktail bars in manchester
best cocktail bars manchester

Albert's Schloss

Make your way to the heart of Peter Street and you will find Albert’s Schloss, a Bohemian bar fit for debauchery.  Featuring all the comforts of a German manor house from roaring fires to Bavarian beers this palatial venue also serves up some delightful cocktails.  Make mine a Martini – Enjoy creative spins on classic Martinis such as the Pornstar & the Espresso Martini which are sure to stir things up in the quest for the best cocktails in Manchester. Or why not go for our personal favourite the “Purple Reign” made complete with Dom Benedictine, lemon and pineapple.  So let’s raise a glass and make it reign.

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Chaophraya

Commonly known for it’s stellar Thai cuisine, Chaophraya also packs a mean punch when it comes to their cocktail list.  Having been crafted by skilled bartenders with each drink designed to match your mood or special occasion, Chaophraya can hold it’s own when it comes to some of the best cocktails in Manchester.

Why not opt for a signature Mai Thai (£8.50) a rum based treat or try the Siam Smile (£8.50) made with Absolut vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, passion fruit & prosecco. Don’t forget, Chaophraya also offer one of the best cocktail masterclasses in town. Grab your mates and learn the art of cocktail making and try your hand at making some delectable drinks yourself.  

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best cocktail bars in manchester
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