19 Coolest Places To Visit In Manchester

I don’t know about you, but whenever I visit a new destination I spend hours researching the best things to do, coolest places to visit and the prettiest bars / cafes / brunch spots. Usually the first things that pop up just aren’t what I’m about – a stream of walking tour ideas, historic monuments, museums, various sports grounds etc…and this stuff is exactly what popped up when I starting googling places to visit in Manchester. ugh no thanks, call me uncultured but I’d rather watch paint dry.

I want to find the restaurants that are that little bit different, the bars I’m not going to forget in a hurry, the brunch locations to make my Instagram feed say heyyyy, the street art that makes you think a little bit deeper and the unique activities that you just can’t do in any other town.



So, here you go. The 19 coolest places to visit in Manchester…



Laundrette –  for ultra cool candy floss cocktails

The Alchemist – for chemical / mixology cocktails that are v different

Cloud 23 at The Hilton – for cocktails in the clouds with a view



Pot Kettle Black – for speciality coffee and yummy brunch

Moose Coffee – for American & Canadian style waffle brunches

Federal Café – for an independent all day brunch menu with hipster interior


Junk Yard Golf – for indoor crazy golf with bizarre holes such as UV slides, tree houses & UFC bear cages

Urban Axe Throwing – for side by side axe throwing & great music



The Northern Quarter – for a wander around Manchester’s coolest neighbourhood

Stevenson Square – for Street Art



Tattu – for sophisticated ambience with modern Chinese cuisine

Australasia –  for modern Ozzie food with a super stylish interior (think tiles & all white everything)

The Refuge – for a very instragrammable lunch spot

El Gato Negro – for Spanish style tapas & exposed brickwork


GBA – for old school RnB with underground club vibes on Fri & Sat nights

Albert’s Schloss – for live music and cabaret



Afflecks Palace – for one of a kind shopping

Oklahoma – for colourful trinkets, stationary & design homeware



King Street Townhouse – for a boutique stay in the city with a rooftop pool. Read more about this hotel here.




Other posts you may enjoy if you’re planning a trip to Manchester:

A weekend in Manchester, a city guide





1 Comment

  1. 31st July 2017 / 07:15

    Wouuu nice photos! Now I want to Manchester… 🙂

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