We’re uncovering the top 10 hidden bars in Manchester available to hire.
Bored of the same old when it comes to bars in Manchester? You won’t believe how many hidden bars in Manchester. It’s just about knowing where to look for them, and we’ve got the inside scoop. From a former Victorian toilet to a fake pawn shop, break your routine and host your next event somewhere a little more unusual. Last to find the venue buys the first round!
1. Dusk Til Pawn
Based in the vibrant Northern Quarter of Manchester, Dusk Til Pawn is definitely a must-visit. Hidden behind a pawn shop front, it’s the perfect place to escape the masses. As an added bonus, you can share your horrible music taste with your friends with their retro free play jukebox.
The Washhouse is not your usual launderette. Clamber through the unassuming washing machine door and find yourself inside a quirky secret bar. This hidden venue also happens to be a perfectly designed excuse. Whenever you need to get out of something just say you’re doing laundry. Find out more here.
3. The Fitzgerald
This sophisticated speakeasy is filled with squashy armchairs and candles. As a result, you’ll feel right at home in this probation era-style bar. Cocktails take centre stage here, so make sure to make the most of them.
4. The Liquor Store
Another fantastic hidden cocktail spot, The Liquor Store Deansgate combines New York cool with laid-back Mancunian vibes. Their exposed brick walls provide the perfect backdrop to your evening event.
Descend deep underneath the Northern Quarter streets and you’ll find Black Dog Ballroom. This bunker bar offers an extensive drinks menu and even an opportunity to indulge in a couple of rounds of beer pong. Find out more here.
6. Lock 91
This eclectic bar an lounge provides you with a truly unique setting for your next event. Mix and match the canal-side lounge and terrace space with the Victorian-style attic and study.
Low-key Kraak Gallery offers you three unique event spaces all housed within the refurbished remains of a former textile cutting room off Stevenson Square. A fantastic blank canvas venue, this space is yours to do with as you want. Find out more here.
Everyone loves a bit of competitive ping pong. And trendy Twenty Twenty Two NQ is perfect for anyone looking for a fun way to liven up their event. Find out more here.
Cane and Grain is certainly an unexpected addition to Manchester’s buzzing Northern Quarter. Relax on low sofas amongst a mish-mash of tiki-style decor. Somehow it works perfectly! Find out more here.
10. Be At One Manchester
This popular cocktail chain has taken Manchester by storm. This kind of unpretentious party atmosphere is hard to come by, and you can really make the most of it with their late license.
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