Manchester has the ultimate choice of bars that feature well-crafted, quality drinks and a buzzing atmosphere - but some stand out for their unique visitor experience too.
From deliberately rude service to secret bars disguised as something else, there is a theme to suit every taste. With dry January out the way, why not treat yourself to a night out with a difference?
Here are seven bars in Manchester that offer some fun entertainment and a lively time as well as a cold drink.
1. Junkyard Golf, First Street
Why not have a drink whilst potting in your best hole-in-one? If you’re the active type, Junkyard Gold may be just for you. Only a short walk away from Deansgate Station, the vibrant venue has a selection of three crazy golf courses. The candy- themed cocktails here will also definitely suit your fancy, if you have a sweet tooth. Photo: UGC
2. Washhouse, Shudehill
The Washhouse is not somewhere you go to sort your laundry out, it’s one of Manchester’s quirkiest theme bars. If you want to give this place a spin you’ll have to enter through the launderettes hidden door to access all of its dazzling cocktails. Located just outside the Arndale Shopping Centre, this bar truly has a lot to offer and is jam-packed with surprises. Photo: google
3. Karen’s Diner, Prestwich
Karen’s Diner is a chain restaurant and bar in Greater Manchester that is known for its rude staff and great burgers. Guests who go to Karen’s Diner usually know beforehand that the staff are paid especially for their ill-mannered service and actively enjoy the off the cuff banter. Davina McCall and her partner are among the celeb fans as you can see!
Credit: Instagram/ Davina McCall Photo: Instagram
4. Alcotraz, Watson Street
The Alcotraz bar is bound to be an experience you’ve never had before, that is unless you’ve been locked up! Anyone who fancies this Deansgate bar must be prepared to hop into an orange jumpsuit and straight into a cell first, before having a drink. This prison style bar does require guests to smuggle in their own alcohol, however, the prison guards/ bartenders will make sure your drink doesn’t go to waste and whip up cocktails. Photo: Google