Best Spots in Manchester for a Good Old Drink

I'm surprised I've never really covered this before, but in the past year I've ventured out a bit and gone around town looking for the best places for a drink, from cocktails to ciders there's a range of places across Manchester that deserve a bit of a spotlight. I like a mixture of drinks and there's nothing worse than going to a new bar and choosing the same drink you have everywhere else, I like to try something different each time. So if you're looking for a new place to grab a drink take note of where am about to mention, from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields. 

First up, is Jimmy's if you're into the more indie scene of Manchester this is a great place to check out. They have a great range of cocktails, great music that you can't miss and they house a lot of gigs around the year. Some of my best gigs from the past year have been at Jimmy's and it's somewhere you really can't miss. It's a bit different to the rest on the list, but if you love the music scene of Manchester this is a place to go to, they're also in the process of setting up their bar in Liverpool which sounds like it's gonna be as great as the Manchester one. 

Next up for the Northern Quarter, if you want more of a classic pub with a twist the Bay Horse Tavern is a great mix. It's a combination of a pub and a bar, the old style feel of a pub with the twist of a modern bar on it. They often do a lot of events and it's a great place to go if you want a good pub quiz. In the heart of the Northern Quarter, you can pop in here for a drink and a bit of a pub quiz and then venture into the rest of the Northern Quarter. 

If you want to venture in the Northern Quarter or head to Spinningfields, Crazy Pedro's is a great place to check out, from the great pizza (they do vegan chicken pizza's just wow) to the extensive tequila range (who doesn't love a bit of tequila) it's a relaxed vibe where you can relax and have a drink. I highly recommend the Cherry Cola Margarita, 1. They come in ceramic red solo cups (Yay for no plastic) and 2. They taste I N S A N E. 

If you want a great place for the Summer, the Oast House in Spinningfields is great for the Summer. I recently found this little gem and it's a great place if you want to venture out of the Northern Quarter. I find myself getting bored of places quite quickly, so it's nice to have different places you can go to around Manchester. I headed to the Aperol event they had there last weekend and it was so nice, from a lovely drink to a great bit of decor it's the kind of place you have to check out. Or if you're looking for a bit more of a relaxed night they are also doing a range of movie nights over the next couple of weeks. 

I'll leave you with these recommendations, for now, I like to try out different spots every now and then so let me know about any other recommendations you have. 


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