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29 July 2022

How to celebrate International Beer Day in Manchester

If you’re looking to celebrate International Beer Day on 5th August (or will take any opportunity to try a new bar in the city – that’s more our pace) then we’ve got just the article for you. We’ve have checked out some of the best spots to visit this upcoming Beer Day in Manchester, so no matter your tipple, you’ll find something here that gets your mouth watering.


The best beer gardens to visit in Manchester

August is the perfect time to soak up the sun (when it shows its face!), and what better way to spend International Beer Day than to visit a beer garden and top that tan up? We’ve got some of our favourite places below for you.

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Dukes 92, Castlefield

Overlooking the canal on its iconic second-story terrace, Dukes 92 is the place to be if you want to enjoy a couple of drinks and enjoy the weather. With a range of draught beer and cider on offer, along with an impressive spread of bottled beer and cocktails too, you won’t be disappointed with the drink’s menu here.

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El Diablo, Deansgate

Ideal for those wanting somewhere where they can easily transition from a day out to a night out, El Diablo offers plenty of beers and ciders on tap, as well as bottles and an impressive range of premium spirits too. With plenty of seating outside, you can enjoy a drink or two in the sun before heading in and hitting the dance floor – can you ask for a better way to celebrate International Beer Day?

Our favourite secret bars in Manchester

If you’re looking for more somewhere more understated to visit for the day, then don’t you worry – Manchester is full of secret bars waiting for you to stumble across them. You might end up relying on luck if you don’t know where you’re going, so we’ve highlighted some exciting options for you to try. Don’t tell too many people though – they’re called secret for a reason!

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Cloudwater Tap Room, Piccadilly

Home to world-class IPA’s, lagers, and sours, this is an incredible bar to be in the know about. Hidden away on a mezzanine next to the Cloudwater Brewery, this taproom is inspired by scandi-décor and offers over 20 different brews for you to try.

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Wood & Company, King Street

This one is truly a hidden gem, and one you may well have walked past before now without ever even knowing it. Found behind a white tiled wall with signs saying, ‘Goods Entrance Keep Clear’, it’s no wonder Wood & Company is such a well-kept secret. Downstairs, however, is a delightfully classy bar with plenty of drinks for you to try.

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The Gas Lamp, Bridge Street

Another bar that you might walk past regularly without realising, The Gas Lamp is tucked away between a hairdresser’s and an acupuncturist, just waiting to be found. Downstairs, you’ll discover a staggeringly wide choice of craft ales and single malt whiskey for you to choose from.

The best cocktail bars in Manchester

We know it’s International Beer Day but hear us out on this one - Manchester is home to some of the best cocktail bars you can find, so we couldn’t not bring them to the table!

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Arcane, South King Street

A basement hideaway in a mood-lit bar nestled away in the basement of the historic Queens Chambers building, Arcane is perfect whether you’re after a cheeky pint to kick the evening off or you prefer to work your way through the cocktail menu.

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Pen and Pencil, Northern Quarter

With drinks and food on the menu as well as resident DJ’s, the Pen and Pencil is really one you can’t miss out on. Great for a laid-back afternoon visit or for a party all-night, this is the top of our list.

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Velvet, Canal Street

Velvet isn’t just a typical bar – it’s a 4* boutique hotel, restaurant, and bar, offering you a night out you’ll never forget. Incredibly luxurious and glamorous, the canal-side terrace is insta-worthy levels of style. Add that to the black velvet, smoky mirrors, and rose-gold accents, and you’ve got yourself a new insta post in the making.

No matter where you choose to enjoy International Beer Day, we hope you have a fab time. Cheers from us all at Manchester Apartments!