Manchester’s Best Beer Pubs and Bars - by Matthew Curtis


There is no doubt that the most recent decade in Manchester’s long and fascinating beer history is one of its most thrilling. It truly feels like the city has become an epicentre of contemporary beer culture, not just in the North-West but for the nation as a whole. Most interesting is how the scene has shifted in its most recent years, especially following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Like much of the country, Manchester bore the weight of numerous lockdowns until society gradually returned to normal following the rollout of the vaccine.

This guide will introduce you to Manchester’s beer scene and guide you around the long-established as well as new, exciting pubs, bars, breweries, and more.

With an introduction by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham this book will set a marker for any beer enthusiast’s exploration of the North-West.

From traditional pubs serving top-quality cask ale, to the latest on-trend bottle shop bars and funky brewery taprooms, Manchester is bursting with great beer and this new book will direct you to the very best.


Detailed reviews of nearly 200 must-visit pubs, bars, taprooms, cafés, bottleshops and other outlets with great beer
Background features exploring Manchester’s rich brewing history and modern beer scene
Colour photography and detailed maps throughout