Beer Gardens in Manchester
“HEY! MY NAME IS SAM AND I’M A RECEPTIONIST AT HATTERS HOSTEL MANCHESTER! BELOW ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE BEER GARDENS IN MANCHESTER!”
Crown and Anchor 41 Hilton St, M1 2EESituated a stones throw from Hatters Hostel, the Crown and Anchor is a proper boozer with a split level beer garden including an uber cool roof terrace and a sizeable beer garden below. The family run pub has a great selection of cask ales on offer and a pool table inside just in case you can’t handle the power of the Manchester sunshine!
Port Street Beer House 39-41 Port St, M1 2EQAround the corner from the Crown and Anchor on Port Street, Port Street Beer House is a firm favourite among Manchester’s Northern Quarter Crowd with an impressive selection of craft beer, real ale and knowledgable staff. The beer garden is modestly sized and tucked away at the back so be warned, free seats are like gold dust!
Terrace NQ 43 Thomas St, M4 1NAThe Terrace NQ offers a well-stocked bar full of traditional cask ales as well as a variety of guest beers and a great selection of draught and bottled lagers. The beer garden is a decent size and offers a very relaxed and casual atmosphere to help you wile away those lazy afternoon hours. Terrace NQ is one of the most prominent bars of the Northern Quarter for a few reasons, firstly, the actual rooftop/ terrace part of the bar is of course the main attraction, but the not so expensive drinks are great too, the cocktail menu is just the right size so not to cause overthinking, and the food is fantastic and very moderately priced.
Rain Bar 80 Great Bridgewater St, M1 5JGThe perfect name for a Manchester bar. My favourite part about this bar is the views of the canal lock. Slightly more expensive for food, but the huge beer garden and patio easily make up for it. A quintessentially British pub and perfect sun trap. Believe it or not, this place started out its life as a canal side warehouse during the Victorian times, then later an Umbrella factory!
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