Manchester’s ‘secret bars’ voted among the best in the UK: here’s where to find them

If these super-cool bars aren’t on your radar already, then they should be!

A Manchester city centre bar has been named as one of the best in a UK survey to find ‘secret’ hidden gems.

Online alcohol retailer the Bottle Club has listed its top ‘mysterious bars’ and rated them on everything from their unusual disguised entrances to their cocktail range and pricing.

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The survey has named the Washhouse on Shudehill as Manchester’s best ‘hidden gem’ with reviewers loving its laundrette-style decor, cocktail range and the fact you need to book before you arrive lending to its mysterious air.

The Washhouse bar in Manchester with its quirky decor Credit: The Bottle Shop/ Visit Manchester

The reviewers also name-checked Science and Industry, the speakeasy style bar in Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter, for its extensive cocktail menu from its drinks ‘lab’; Wood & Company in King Street, and Bunny Jackson’s kitsch sports tavern in Jack Ronsenthal Street.

Shyam Lakhani from The Bottle Club said: “In a world dominated by social media stories and online advertising, many are drawn to the idea of exclusivity. Providing what the consumer craves through secrecy and rarity, the ‘speakeasy’ drives our deepest desire to uncover the mystery, discover the story for ourselves and be part of a premium experience, all at once.”

The full list of bars is here.