As we know Manchester isn’t famous for its tropical climate or soaring heatwaves, but at the minute its not doing too badly!
The sun is shining so make the most of it at the following beer gardens and rooftop terraces! It’s the best way to enjoy the sunshine in Manchester this weekend!
1. Mr Thomas’s Chop House, St Ann’s Square
Start off in the peaceful and picturesque St Ann’s Square, the perfect place for the 1st relaxing pint and some decent pub grub to line your stomach!
52 Cross St, Manchester, M2 7AR – tomschophouse.com
2. El Gato Negro Tapas, King Street
Grab a cocktail in this impressive King Street restaurant, the top-floor boasts a retractable roof that shows off the Manchester skyline. Sit back and soak up the sun!
52 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LY – elgatonegrotapas.com
3. Manchester House, Spinningfields
Take things up a notch and head over to the Level 12 lounge bar at Aiden Byrne’s fine dining restaurant in Spinningfields. The cocktails are around £10 and its at least £4.75 a pint but its worth it for the knockout views across the city below.
18-22 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BZ – manchesterhouse.uk.com
4. Oast House, Spinningfields
One of the largest beer gardens in the city attracts many sun-seekers during the summer months, there is often musicians in the evening and a pavilion-style roof for those who want to shade bathe!
The Avenue, Spinningfields, M3 3AY – theoasthouse.uk.com
5. The Alchemist, Hardman Street
Grab a one of the Alchemist’s famous quirky cocktails and enjoy the outside seating with giant parasols, there is space for 100 drinkers and people dining.
3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, M3 3HF – thealchemist.uk.com
6. Carluccio’s, Hardman Square
Time to refuel at this sun-soaked terrace in the relaxed Hardman Square, the perfect place for some Italian nibbles and a lively spritzer!
Hardman Square, Spinningfields, M3 3EB – carluccios.com/restaurants/manchester/spinningfields
7. Great John Street Hotel, Great John Street
The Great John Street Hotel rooftop terrace boasts some of the best views of Manchester with some equally impressive cocktails from their menu. Occasionally the terrace will be hired out or exclusive to hotel guests, so always best to call ahead.
Great John Street, M3 4FD – eclectichotels.co.uk – 0161 831 3211
9. Barca, Castlefield
The chilled out decking area of Barca includes an extra-large barbecue, outdoor bar and non-stop tunes. Next to the canal its a perfect summer spot for a pint or cocktail!
8-9 Catalan Square, Manchester M3 4RU – barca-manchester.co.uk
9. Dukes 92, Castle Street
Last but not least, surely one of Manchester’s favourite beer gardens! Right on the Rochdale Canal tow path, Dukes 92 has recently undergone £1m renovation, chill here with a well deserved pint!
18-25 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ – dukes92.com