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Tuck into sharing plates, toasted almonds, aged Mahon cheese, and a menu of craft beers and wines while rubbing shoulders with the Northern Quarter's fashionable regulars at this new pinxtos bar that brings to mind San Sebastian's finest.

Address: 5 Stevenson Square | Telephone: |

Another Heart To Feed
Salford's most Instagrammable bar and coffee shop is inspired by Melbourne's cutting edge scene. Tuck into treacly smoked salmon, cocktails, great flat whites and sweet, Vietnamese iced coffee. The clientele are undeniably hip but friendly, and it's just a few minutes walk from Deansgate. Daytime only. 

Address: 77-79 Chapel Street | Telephone: |

Far and away the most tasteful bar in the Northern Quarter, Common is a focal point for hipsters. After extensive 'scandification', the wood lined bar and diner has lost none of it's charm. If anything, it's even cooler. The house chilli and seasonal ales are a must.

Address: 39 Edge Street, Northern Quarter | Telephone: 0161 832 9245 |

Sand Bar
Designed by architects from the nearby university, you'll find an arty crowd at this independent bar. House specials include German and craft beers, great pizza and quirky snugs.

Address: 120 Grosvenor Street | Telephone: 0161 273 3141 |

The Smithfield Market Tavern
Voted Pub of the Year by Manchester's ale aficionados at CAMRA, the Smithfield has seen a turn around in its fortunes since being taken over by local brewery, Blackjack. Nevertheless, this is a traditional pub whose attractions include board games and pool tables. Enjoy craft beer from Blackjack, Northern Monk and more.  

Address: The Smithfield Market Tavern, 37 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ | Telephone: |

Bock Biere Cafe
Manchester is famous for craft beer yet this labyrinthine, wood-lined new bar showcases Belgium's prolific selection. Cheese fondue or charcuterie sharing boards are perfect side orders.    

Address: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester, M2 4JB | Telephone: |

Stage & Radio
This newly refurnished bar and club was a key site in Manchester's 1950s jazz scene. Today, the three floor venue is living up to its reputation once again with a savvy crowd and the best local selectors.

Address: 43 Port Street, Northern Quarter | Telephone: 07512 633912 |

The Gasworks Brewbar
This state of the art craft brewery and bar is located on the site of an old gasworks in the new First Street complex. Enjoy the region's finest craft beers and great Sunday roasts. Ideal for a pre film drink at the Home arts centre.

Address: 5 Jack Rosenthal Street, First Street, Manchester | Telephone: 0161 236 3689 |

Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co.
The Alphabet Brewing Co host a mini-festival in their brewery behind Piccadilly Station every Saturday. Sample cool brews such as Oatmeal Pale Ale or Coffee Stout straight from the tank and tuck into gourmet street food selected by local experts, Grub. Alternative DJs complete the picture. Open noon until 10pm. Entry is free.

Address: North Western Street, Piccadilly | Telephone: |

The Beagle
Run by the team behind Common bar and the Independent Manchester Beer Convention, this modern pub is ideal for sampling local ales and hearty Mexican food. The interior is fashionably retro and there's a spacious conservatory for catching any rays of sun you're lucky enough to see.

Address: 458 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester | Telephone: 0161 881 8596 |


El Taquero
Roughly translated as 'the taco maker', this new Northern Quarter bar is the latest concept from local dirty food and cocktail brand Solita. Tuck into quality ingredients and frozen margaritas in upbeat surrounds.

Address: 42 Back Turner Street, Manchester | Telephone: 0161 839 2200 |

Henry C's
Suburban bars don't come more chilled than Henry C's. Try the house Bloody Mary with horseradish infused vodka with a New Orleans-inspired Po-Boy sandwich on the side. Perfect for people watching, or a tete-a-tete until the small hours.

Address: 107 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9GA | Telephone: 0161 881 0697 |

Twenty Twenty Two
Ping pong meets prosecco at this inclusive basement club in the Northern Quarter. Weekends run til 4am with upfront dance and urban sounds. Keep an eye out for special guests such as Crazy P and Italian legend Daniele Baldelli.

Address: 20-22 Dale Street, Northern Quarter | Telephone: 0161 237 9360 |

Albert's Schloss
Manchester's most beautiful live venue, the Albert Hall, is rivalled by its fabulous bar. An apres ski theme runs amok with open fires and beerhall tables, giant hotdogs and black cherry trifle. Drink rum-packed cocktails and unpasturised Pilsner Urquell as nightly entertainment from the city's finest musicians unfolds.

Address: 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR | Telephone: 0844 858 8521 |

Leaf on Portland Street
This new arrival serves over 60 varieties of tea, brunchy food, fine wines and craft beers in a Grade II listed former cotton warehouse. The space is a draw while live music and film screenings make for chilled vibe, day or night.

Address: 113-115 Portland Street | Telephone: |

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