From Madchester and the Hacienda of the late 80s through to Oasis, Britpop and Manchester United of the 90s and beyond into the 21st century, this great northern city has always been at the beating heart of British popular culture. Then there’s the world-famous Halle Orchestra, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the biannual Manchester International Festival.

Manchester’s best bars

When it comes to reputation, the city of Manchester is not just known for its love of sports and its glowing cultural scene, but also the proud Mancunians that consider their city to be the best in the world. What you also might not know, is that this vibrant metropolis is also home to a delicious selection of the country’s best bars.

Located in the ultra-modern neighbourhood of Spinningfields is Corridor – an industrial, edgy looking bar that can be found hidden behind Salford’s Lowry Hotel. With an inviting choice of locally brewed beers, intriguing cocktails and a cool, laid-back vibe, this place is a no brainer. If you’re in the mood to try out another of the city’s staple hotspots, try Cane and Grain, an American-style hangout in the Northern Quarter that boasts a quality selection of Southern-inspired dishes and an exciting medley of both classic and innovative cocktails that’ll really get mouths watering. Finally, make your way over to Hula, a lively, tiki inspired bar that serves up an indulgent array of rum-based cocktails with a funky beach hut feel. Not the most sophisticated of drinkeries, but boy is it good fun.

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