Beer gardens may have originated in Germany, but Manchester
has fully embraced the tradition and there is no better way to enjoy summer than by grabbing a pint and heading outside. We pick the best places to enjoy your drinks alfresco in this lively UK city.
Bar, Pub, British, Beer, $$$
Tucked between the Deansgate railway arches, Atlas is an elegant bar and café in the front, with relaxed outdoor seating at the back. The place is particularly known for its gin collection, so be sure to try from their selection while you enjoy their Terrace BBQ menu.
Atlas Bar, 376 Deansgate, Manchester, UK, +44 161 834 2124
The Bijou Club
Want to feel like a VIP? Then go where the VIPs go when they come to Manchester. The Bijou Club is the premier club of city. Though it does not have a classic beer garden, clients are welcome to use the cigar terrace to brush elbows with the rich and famous. Be sure to book well in advance.
The Bijou Club, 1-7 Chapel Street, Salford, Manchester, UK, +44 161 834 6377
With humble origins as a horse stable block, Dukes 92 has terrace right next to the canal, where you can sip beers and ciders in the sunshine. With its views of Manchester’s canals, this is a popular place for locals to soak in some rays in the summertime.
Dukes 92, 18 Castle St, Manchester, UK, +44 161 839 3522
Just two steps from The Marble Arch, you will find the microbrewery, Blackjack Beers. If you want to enjoy your locally-made beers outside, there is a covered area with herb covered walls and usually a DJ spinning reconds. Just don’t expect posh seating, the chairs are made from old kegs.
Blackjack Beers, 36 Gould St, Manchester, UK, +44 161 819 2767
Pub, British, Pub Grub, $$$
The Wharf is a venue with a beautiful views of the canal basin. Though the origins of the area date back to Roman times, the Wharf’s building was constructed in 1998, and it has become a modern pub with six cask ales, a long list of wines and over a hundred malts from which to choose.
The Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Manchester, UK, +44 161 220 2960