Top 10 Rooftop Terraces & Beer Gardens in Manchester

After a LONG year of lockdown restrictions and we’re SO ready to get back out in Manchester with our besties, drinking in the sun now that restrictions have been eased. But ngl, being trapped inside for SO long has us completely blanking when it comes to finding the latest Insta-worthy locations for our bottomless brunches!

Don’t worry gals, we’ve done the digging for you and rounded up the top 10 rooftop terraces & beer gardens in Manchester.

Whether you’re looking for a sun-trap spot, insta-worthy cocktails or the go-to celeb destination, we’ve got you covered!

Terrace NQ

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In the heart of Northern Quarter, Terrace is exactly what it says on the tin. Boasting a selection of cocktails and arguably one of the best G&T’s around…you can’t go wrong with a sunny Saturday spent at Terrace!

20 Stories

If you live in Manchester or are visiting for a day, then you NEED to go to 20 Stories! With a spectacular 360 view of Manchester from the rooftop terrace and a range of boujee cocktails, what’s not to love?

Mackie Mayor

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If you’re a fan of Mackie Mayor’s indoor food hall, then you’ll love their outdoor dining section. Think the same buzzing atmosphere, but you’re surrounded by greenery and might even catch a tan if you’re lucky enough to experience a rare, sunny day in Manchester!

Freight Island

Freight Island is THE place to be this summer. Currently booked up for the foreseeable, it’s worth trying to book a table ahead of time to experience the buzz of the outdoor food market. Full of imaginative bar concepts and secret dens, you’re not going to get bored at Freight Island!


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New to Manchester, Ramona is based just a stones throw away from Mackie Mayor in Ancoats. It’s not just about drinks though, they serve up some of the best pizza EVER!


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Can’t decide where to go, what to eat or even what you fancy to drink? Well Hatch was made for the indecisive souls amongst us! Surrounded by an array of different bars and restaurants, your options are limitless! Perfect for if there’s a group of you debating where to go or if you just fancy a lil variety.

The Wharf

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Castlefield’s favourite pub is the perfect spot for a day of day drinking with your besties!

Dukes 92

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If this picture doesn’t sell it to you, I don’t know what will. Situated along the canal, the scenic destination is just around the corner from The Wharf, so you can always switch up your location if you get bored.

The Oast House

Located in the heart of Spinningfields, The Oast House is the go-to beer garden on a sunny day. The vintage-style bar is a must-visit in winter too, think cute, cosy date nights in the teepee.

Sunset by Australasia

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If you’re looking for a dreamy pink aesthetic, then this is the place for you! From Olivia Attwood and Paige Turley to Michelle Keegan, Sunset by Australasia is the go-to destination for all your fave celebs.

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