Manchester’s best beer gardens

Posted Jul 09, 2020
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With most of the UK coming back to life after what feels like months of hibernation, and our pubs and restaurants being allowed to open once again, we thought it would be a good time to put together a list of some of Manchester’s best bars, complete with a beer garden or terrace, to enjoy those summer nights when the clouds eventually part.

Dukes 92

Dukes 92 is located in Castlefield, a short walk from Deansgate. They are one of Manchester’s most visited bars, thanks to their stunning interior and delicious food as well as their large terrace overlooking the canal.

Dukes are currently taking bookings for inside tables for groups of up to 14. Food and drink outside is available without booking, on a first come first served basis. They have also introduced an app to order safely from your table and are taking card payments only.

DUKES 92
Images courtesy of Dukes 92 Instagram

Crazy Pedro’s

Pizzas, nachos and drinks are what Crazy Pedro’s specialise in, and their Bridge Street and Northern Quarter venues are always lively and are home to Manchester’s largest selection of Mezcal and Tequila. 

Crazy Pedro’s have increased outdoor seating at both of their restaurants & are taking orders from their online app. Whilst the tables may be socially distanced, they’ve ensured the fun won’t stop.

The Wharf

Further down the canal from Dukes 92 is The Wharf. Their friendly and relaxed atmosphere is what makes The Wharf so popular, alongside their large garden complete with a fountain and picturesque canal views.

The Wharf are taking bookings for seats inside, and their outside area is a first-come first-served basis. They have switched to disposable menus and are taking card payments only. Full details can be found here.

The Wharf
Images courtesy of The Wharf's Instagram

Rain Bar

This former umbrella factory has now been converted into a stylish bar and restaurant. Part of their huge appeal is their large outdoor area overlooking the Rochdale Canal, complete with patio heaters and canopies for those rainy summer evenings.

Rain bar is re-opening towards the end of July. Keep an eye on their social media pages for updates.

Sinclair’s Oyster Bar

One of Manchester’s oldest pubs and one of the largest outdoor areas in the city centre. Sinclair’s is a traditional pub with plenty of ale and cider on tap. The pubs known for its value pints and packed beer garden.

Sinclair’s Oyster Bar are limiting numbers on arrival and asking customers to maintain a social distance.

Terrace NQ

Terrace in the Northern Quarter is a great spot for beers and cocktails alike. Their beers are always changing, with guest ales and bottles rotated regularly. If cocktails are more your tipple, they have a great selection of those too. Their large rooftop terrace is a great place to head on a summers evening.

Terrace’s re-opening comes with new opening hours, a one-way system in place and orders taken via an app. They are not taking bookings and are operating on a first-come first-served basis.

TERRACE
Images courtesy of NQ Terrace Instagram

20 Stories

20 Stories is Manchester’s top venue for a cocktail in the sky. On the top floor of No.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories offers 360 views of the city throughout their bar, restaurant and glamorous rooftop terrace, enough beautiful distractions to make you forget you’re 20 floors above the ground.

20 Stories are taking bookings for their restaurant, and the bar and terrace are first-come first-serve basis, so go early to avoid disappointment!

YES

Yes Bar, located on Charles Street, just off Oxford Road, is one of the coolest spots in town. Spread across four floors, Yes Bar serves pizza, cocktails and pints. There’s a club in the basement and a gig venue on the first floor painted bright pink. Their top floor is home to hundreds of hanging plants and a large roof terrace.

Yes Bar have reopened and you don’t need to book! They have reshuffled the layout of the venue to follow a 1-way system. They have also opened a large sheltered beer garden to help you further enjoy those summer nights.

yes bar

Images courtesy of Yes Bar’s Instagram

That concludes our round up of some of Manchester city centre’s best pubs with outside spaces, wherever you’re heading out remember to follow government guidelines, stay safe and look after each other!

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