Rooftop Bars In Manchester Worth Checking Out


Sadly Manchester doesn't have that many rooftop bars, but year on year, it's getting there. There are some hidden gems to be found, so if sky-high drinking is your thing, here's the ones to check out.


20 Stories

This one goes to the top of my list because it's the highest outdoor bar in the city. It has a huge terrace offering amazing views of the city from the 20th floor. There's an outside bar, regular live music and luckily covered spaces in case that famous Manchester weather makes an appearance. Add that to heaters, blankets and really reasonable drink prices and you're onto a winner. Queues to get up here can happen on weekends and warm days so bear that in mind. And they do operate a dress code to an extent so check their social media and site for more details.


Not much of a view but more a quaint and cute sun trap. On the top of the Northern Quarter's Terrace bar sits this rustic rooftop come beer garden with limited seats. A more laidback affair than 20 Stories and a good range of drinks behind the bar.


King Street Townhouse

One of my favourite vantage points of the city is King Street Townhouse and their rooftop balcony bar with incredible views over The Town Hall and out over Deansgate, central Manchester and beyond. The rooftop isn't open all the time, as it quickly gets booked up for private events so keep an eye on their social media or pop them a call to see if it's open.

The Deansgate

Another tucked away gem is the rooftop on top of The Deansgate pub. It's nestled next to the city's famous Beetham Tower and on a nice day gets allllll the heat bouncing off the glass structure. It's a small garden but it's nice and intimate, plus cheap drinks and a casual dress code!

Great John Street Hotel

The same chain as Kingstreet Townhouse, Great John Street is nestled in between Deansgate and Spinningfields and opposite the old Coronation Street set. It has a spacious rooftop with views across the city. Again it is an event space, so it's not open all the time, but when it is, it's well worth visiting. Pop them a call to see if it's open.


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