Manchester Beer Gardens

Where to head when the sun is shining 

OK, so Manchester may not be renowned for round-the-clock sun but if you get lucky on your Manchester stag do or hen party then you may as well enjoy a cold, crisp wine or ice-cold en-route to any activities you may have planned. We’re here to help with our guide to which of Manchester’s beer gardens we head to when it’s a great day for drinking.

1. Dukes 92

 Dukes 92 beer garden Manchester


We love historic Castlefield and Duke’s 92 has got a prime spot with great views over the Castlefield basin. This place is buzzing in summer which is not a surprise – it’s got an abundance of outdoor seating and the food is award-winning.

Why not order one of their gigantic pizza sharing boards – perfect for sharing on your Manchester stag do or hen do? Their chicken wing buckets are also delicious and a perfect bar snack for sharing. We’ve spotted a couple of well-known celebrities here and so if it’s good enough for them…

2. Epernay champagne bar

 Epernay Manchester sun terrace

This bar is likely to appeal to those on a Manchester hen party looking for a touch of class in chic but cosy and intimate surroundings. One sunny days you can sip your champagne on the comfy outside terrace area overlooking The Great Northern Warehouse. Epernay champagne bar says it’s Manchester’s best kept secret and we happen to agree.

3. RBG cocktail bar

 RBG Manchester sun terrace


Near to the MEN arena, why not head here and soak up the cocktails and draught beers on the large suntrap terrace before heading to your music or comedy gig?

4. Black Dog Ballroom NWS

 Black Dog NWS beer terrace


Black Dog Ballroom NWS is just a stone’s throw from Oxford Road Station and the Palace Theatre and is one that is likely to appeal to those on a Manchester stag party, with pool tables aplenty, a large rooftop terrace and a New York-style speak-easy feel.

5. Deansgate Locks

 Deansgate Locks


If you want to have a sun-drenched bar crawl but don’t want to have to stumble too far inbetween bars, then Deansgate Locks has plenty of bars with a view over the canal –maybe not one of Manchester’s beer gardens per se but there’s enough space to lap up the sun. Home to Baa Bar and Revolution, this a really popular area for a Manchester hen party or stag do.


6. Sinclair’s Oyster Bar

 Sinclairs Manchester beer garden


Sinclair’s Oyster Bar is set in Manchester’s oldest building and is part of the historic Shambles Square area situated by the side of the Arndale Centre. It’s got a large patio seating area and offers some of the cheapest pint prices in the city centre. If you’re on a Manchester stag do and love your draught ales and beers then you should check this place out.

So now let’s just hope you have a need to read this guide to the best beer gardens on your Manchester hen or stag do….