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.
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