10 Best Places For Craft Beers In Manchester, England

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Finding a place to relax while in Manchester, a metropolitan city located in the Greater Manchester region of north-west England could be quite challenging, especially if its the second-most populous metropolitan city in the country. With a population of more than two and a half million people, the city consists of lots of attractions for visitors to enjoy like the museums, and other attractive sights, art and galleries, the city’s rich culture, and having a taste of the delicious local and international dishes. For the beer lovers, do not worry because we got you covered. Bars in Manchester are always crowded with lively music and friendly staff. Read on to find the best craft beer spots to pick from various locations in Manchester, England.

1. Grey Horse Inn

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Welcome to Grey Horse Inn, located at Portland Street in central Manchester. A great pub with a wonderful ambiance, Grey Horse Inn offers homemade meals and craft beer. It is the ideal place for a bar snack, meal or a refreshment. The Inn is child-friendly and well behaved dogs are also allowed in the restaurant. Come down to Grey Horse Inn with your loved ones for an experience of a lifetime.

Grey Horse Inn

Address: 80 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4QX, United Kingdom

Website: Grey Horse Inn

Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 am - 12 am, Friday-Saturday 11 am - 1 am, Sunday 12 pm - 12 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

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2. Sandbar

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Check out the fancy Sandbar which started out as a German and Belgian beer bar way back when it was first opened in 1996 and enjoy the vegan beer variety that they offer customers as well as their delicious pizzas. A popular choice with locals and tourists alike, it is always crowded.

The Sandbar

Address: 120 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL

Website: The Sandbar

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Friday-Saturday 12:00 pm - 02:00 am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

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3. The Marble Arch

Enjoy the various modern pub food including the Sunday roasts, deli slabs and many more delicious options at the Marble Arch Inn. The Inn started as the home of Marble Brewery and has grown over the years. Come and enjoy a relaxing moment in the peaceful hideaway beer house with some of the finest and freshest Marble beers. The place provides nine hand pulls, eight keg lines and a range of small-batch ciders.

The Marble Arch Inn

Address: 73 Rochdale Road, Manchester, M4 4HY

Website: The Marble Arch Inn

Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Average price for two people: 11-25 USD

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4. The Knott Bar

Enjoy the various beer varieties offered by the Knott Bar. Experience the unforgettable moments as you enjoy the refreshing time. You will definitely love this joint!

The Knott Bar

Address: 374 Deansgate Manchester M3 4LY

Website: The Knott Bar

Opening hours: Sunday-Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm, Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Friday-Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am

Average price for two people: 35 USD

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5. Port Street Beer House

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Posted by Port Street Beer House on Friday, 11 January 2019

Port Street Beer House was established in the year 2011 and is situated in Port Street, Manchester and includes seven hand-pulls, eighteen draft lines, and over a hundred bottled beers. Enjoy your favorite craft beers from this lively joint, as you unwind after a long day’s work.

Port Street Beer House

Address: 39-41 Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ

Website: Port Street Beer House

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am, Friday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am, Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am, Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Average price for two people: 11-20 USD

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6. Cask

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Cask is located in the center of Castlefield. Looking to unwind after a long day, you will find solace in this beer bar. It offers an extensive beer list including local brews, German wheat beers, strong Belgian imports, special American imports and bottles from around the world as well as spirits available for you to choose from.


Address: 29 Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4NQ, United Kingdom

Website: Cask

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Average price for two people: 20 USD

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7. The Font

Located in New Wakefield Street, The Font offers extensive beer variety as well as food to match your choice. You will also enjoy the numerous parties it provides depending on the various occasions being celebrated like Valentine’s day, bachelor parties, graduation parties etc.

The Font

Address: 7-9 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP, United Kingdom

Website: The Font

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am, Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 am

Average price for two people: 20 USD

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8. City Arms

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City Arms is located in Kennedy Street. Spoil yourself with the numerous variety of craft beer as you relax in this exquisite joint in Manchester. You will love it here!

City Arms

Address: 46-48 Kennedy Street, M24 Manchester, United Kingdom

Website: City Arms

Opening hours: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm,
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am, Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Average price for two people: 20 USD

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9. The Molly House

Molly House provides a choice of ales, wines, spirits, and cocktails as well as brunch and lunch options prepared by their own chefs. Located on Richmond Street, the bar serves world class tea and coffee as well as provides a variety of entertainment options for the guests.

The Molly House

Address: 26/28 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3NB, United Kingdom

Website: The Molly House

Opening hours: Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Tuesday-Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am, Friday-Saturday 12:00 - 2:00 am, Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Average price for two people: 20 USD

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10. The Smithfield Market Tavern

Posted by Amy Frances Rayner on Saturday, 5 January 2019

Enjoy the various beer varieties offered by the Smithfield Market Tavern, located on Swan Street. Experience the relaxing moments as you enjoy the refreshing time. You will definitely love this place!

The Smithfield Market Tavern

Address: 37 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ, United Kingdom

Website: The Smithfield Market Tavern

Opening hours: Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 am, Tuesday - Friday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am, Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Sunday 12:00 am - 11:00 am

Average price for two people: 20 USD

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Visit these great craft beer spots while in Manchester. Offering an impressive variety of cask, keg, and bottles for the beer lovers, enjoy the fun moments of entertainment, of dance nights as well as inexpensive offers on drinks.

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