The Northern Quarter’s Five Best Spots For Drinks: Manchester Girl Recommends

The Northern Quarter is quintessentially Mancunian and easily Manchester’s most popular area. With so many shops, cafes, bars and more to choose from, it can seem overwhelming. So, we asked the experts: Which places are not to be missed in the NQ? A list by the Manchester Girls. Today, it’s all about the drinks.

walrus & Tusk

After your long day in the Northern Quarter, it’s time for a drink. Walrus is a great place for cocktails and host to live music and DJ nights, so you’re guaranteed to have a great night. Whether it’s a drink after work with co-workers, a date night stop after food or a night out with friends.

78-88 High St, Manchester M4 1ES

Northern Monk

Open since late-2018 Northern Monk is home to three bars and owned by a Leeds-based brewery. The refectory based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter features exposed brick walls and wooden floors, sporting a cool atmosphere for your chilled night out.

10 Tariff St, M1 2FF

Trof Northern Quarter

This venue, with a dedicated bourbon bar, live music, open-mic-nights, quizzes and food all day makes this a great socialising spot. Perfect for a night out with friends or a casual afternoon drink with colleagues.

8 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU

Twenty Twenty Two

This industrial style bar can be found down a flight of stairs (disabled access available) with all night ping pong tables and a fun vibe, this is the perfect spot to spend a night out with your mates.

20 Dale St, Manchester M1 1EZ


This is a great venue for late night cocktails with friends. With colourful cocktails served until late, this venue is great for a casual night out if you want music, a bit of dancing and a few cheeky ones!

Written by Lisa Gust.