8 best Manchester beer gardens to enjoy a pint on a sunny day including Dukes 92 & Hatch

Grab a cold drink and enjoy it al fresco at these Manchester bars with great beer gardens.

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The first mini-heatwave of 2023 is set to hit later this month, with temperatures expected to reach 18C in Manchester from Monday 17 April. Long-term forecasters have also predicted some more hot conditions are likely this summer, following a year which saw Manchester record its highest ever temperature.

On a warm day, there’s nothing nicer than grabbing a cold pint or a chilled wine and relaxing in a beer garden. Here are eight of our favourites to kick back in in Manchester.


Open every day from 12pm, Yes is a four-floored venue with an atmospheric rooftop terrace – suitable for enjoying a cool beverage on a hot day. This dog-friendly location is situated in a former auction house on Charles Street. Serving food from Pepperoni Playboy Pizza and Donna Summer, they have a range of vegan items available.

Escape to Freight Island

Located on Baring Street, Freight Island is an open-air space with a food hall serving a range of different foods and craft drinks. It hosts regular entertainment for 12 hours a day ranging from live music, comedy nights, family events and drag shows. In particular, the Tap Room chooses to stock breweries from around the world and launch their own beer releases and collaborations. It also offers a bar which serves experimental cocktails for people feeling adventurous.

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If you are wanting to avoid the warmer weather, Hatch can be certain to provide some shade with their vibrant courtyard filled with independent retailers. Located on Oxford Road, this selection of food and drink providers is highly popular with students and residents alike. Open daily, this venue offers weekly drink deals with all pints being priced at £4.50 every Friday and Sunday and live music every Saturday.


A Northern Quarter classic, Flok is known for its outdoor seating on Stevenson Square and is a popular destination in the summer months. Serving on a walk-in basis only, this bar serves wine, cocktails and craft beers and specialises in small Mediterranean styled dishes.

The Mews

Located in Deansgate, The Mews Bar and Charcuterie is home to a large outdoor seating area on a terrace. Serving crafted cocktails, beer and a carefully selected wine menu, this picturesque venue is ideal for a warm evening with family or friends. Also, they offer a bottomless cheese fondue selection alongside bottomless wine or pints from their house Pilsner for 90 minutes at £35 per person.

Seven Bro7hers

With locations at Middlewood Lochs, Media City and Ancoats, Seven Bro7hers are a brewery which stocks a wide range of beers from their own brewery and offers a selection of guest ales. The venues offer a regular quiz and bingo night and offer a menu featuring kebab flatbreads, burgers and hotdogs.

The seven McAvoy siblings behind Seven Bro7hers Brewery. Photo: Jon SuperThe seven McAvoy siblings behind Seven Bro7hers Brewery. Photo: Jon Super
The seven McAvoy siblings behind Seven Bro7hers Brewery. Photo: Jon Super

Dukes 92

Dukes 92 is known for its iconic outdoor seating within the building which was a former stable building located in the Deansgate Castlefield area of the city. The outdoor dining and drinks are some of the local Mancunian favourites with many speaking highly of the service provided. The lengthy menu provides a range of options whether you are searching for a small plate to sandwiches to a Sunday roast.

Dukes 92 in Manchester Credit: Marketing ManchesterDukes 92 in Manchester Credit: Marketing Manchester
Dukes 92 in Manchester Credit: Marketing Manchester


Located in the Deansgate railway arches, the Atlas Bar owns a heated south-facing beer garden and has been a Manchester staple for over 25 years. Specialising in gin, the bar offers over 570 different varieties and is sure to have a flavour to cool you down on a hot day. Home to one of the largest outdoor terraces in Manchester, the bar hosts bottomless brunches, gin masterclasses and a monthly Gin Supper Club.

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