drink

Elixir

At Elixir they’ve worked hard in creating a place that truly stimulates all the senses, and the result is a charming little place brimming with friendly atmosphere and lots of soul. Enjoy cutting edge drinks and products accompanied by exceptional service in a place that’s designed to kick-back, relax in and have fun in.

Details

123 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BY

+44 (0)161 222 8588

www.elixir-manchester.co.uk/

The Botanist

The Botanist boasts an urban agricultural edge and modern panache for dinner and drinks. The menu echoes the eccentricity of its interiors, featuring fresh British dishes and fantastical plates accompanied by hand-made cocktails.

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78 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2FW

+44 (0)161 833 1878

www.thebotanist.uk.com/location/deansgate-manchester

The Sculpture Hall

Built in 1877, Manchester Town Hall is a little slice of history and the perfect place to enjoy a lazy afternoon of eating and drinking. Tuck into a scrumptious champagne cream tea in the beautiful Town Hall cafe, with its fantastic stone vault arches and opulent decor - it just feels right.

Details

Manchester Town Hall, Ground Floor, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5BD

+44 (0)161 234 3243

www.manchester.gov.uk/townhall/info/4/food_and_drink

Cloud 23

One of the most renowned cocktail and champagne bars in Manchester, this luxe 'sky bar' has superb views over the city which you can enjoy through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Dark and modern decor welcomes you once you arrive from the express lift as well as a long, long list of freshly blended cocktails. As exclusive as it is impressive, relax and enjoy the panoramic views of Manchester’s ever changing cityscape.

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Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

+44 (0)161 870 1688

www.cloud23bar.com

The Alchemist

The cocktails here are unique and exciting, made by the highly talented 'alchemists' with surprising and enchanting techniques. If you're a whiskey fan go for their signature cocktail, The Smokey Old Fashioned - it's amazing. A super-cool venue which seriously ups the ante when it comes to cocktail-drinking, we highly recommend a visit.

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3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF

+44 (0)161 817 2950

www.thealchemist.uk.com

Epernay Champagne & Cocktail Bar

There's something to suit everyone's taste at Epernay's ,with over 100 varieties of champagne to choose from. Enjoy the elegant selection of rare and exclusive champagnes in these cool and contemporary surroundings. And if you're feeling brave, why not try your hand at their cocktail-making sessions?

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Unit 1a Great North Tower, Watson Street, Manchester M3 4EE

+44 (0)161 834 8802

www.epernaychampagnebars.com/manch.html

DUSK TIL PAWN

This hidden-away bar is not to be missed. Disguised as on old-fashioned Pawn Shop, it may be deceiving to onlookers from the outside. Now it's part of Manchester’s ever-growing and trendy Northern Quarter. With one of the best bourbon collections in Manchester, and unique cocktails such as its take on the classic Old Fashioned, Dusk til Pawn is definitely worth a visit.

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Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1FB

+44 (0)161 236 5355

www.facebook.com/Dusktilpawn