Happy hour Manchester – the best drinks deals in the city centre

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 15th August 2023

Hands up if you’re always on the hunt for a happy hour Manchester – from drinks deals to cheap pints.

Oh yeah, that’s literally everyone.

Manchester is happy hour mad, with everything from discounted cocktails to BOGOF deals on frozen drinks to cheap bottles of wine.

Some of the best Manchester bars offer really decent after-work deals too, and there are even some offers that run at the weekends.

So we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best Manchester happy hour deals around the city centre.


And if you’re after more information on where to eat and drink around the city, visit our Manchester food and drink pages.

You can also see the latest events and things to do at our what’s on Manchester page, and all the late-night events you can get up to when happy hour’s over at our nightlife Manchester pages.


Northern Quarter happy hours

The Northern Quarter has probably the highest concentrations of bars anywhere in Manchester city centre, and loads of them do amazing deals.

Here are some of the best we’ve found on our hunt for happy hours in Manchester.

Trof, Thomas Street

Monday to Friday, 4pm til 9pm

  • £3.50 lager
  • £4 house spirit and mixer
  • £6 disco cocktails
  • £15 house wine
  • £21 bottle of fizz

Bay Horse Tavern, Thomas Street

Monday to Friday, 4pm til 8pm

  • £3.50 pints
  • £4 Guinness
  • Two for £12 cocktails
  • £5 Aperol Spritz
  • £5 doubles

Smithfield Social, Thomas Street

Monday to Friday, 4pm til 7pm

  • Two cocktails for £12
  • £4 pints of Guinness or Social pilsner
  • £20 bottles of prosecco for 
  • £15 bottles of house wine

Liquor and Burn, High Street

  • 2-for-1 margaritas every day

Common and Nell’s, Edge Street

Sunday to Thursday, 4pm til 7pm; all day Monday

  • £6 cocktails
  • £4 pints
  • £16 bottles of house wine

Friday and Saturday, 8pm til close

  • £6 cocktails
  • £2.50 shots

Turtle Bay, Oldham Street (and Oxford Road)

Sunday to Friday, 11am til 7pm and 9.30pm til close; Saturdays, 10am til 7pm and 9.30pm til close

  • Two-for-one cocktails

The Lost Cat, Oldham Street

Every day, 5pm til 9pm

  • Buy one get one free on selected cocktails

Public, Stevenson Square

Whenever it rains, weekdays until 8pm

  • £6 daiquiris
  • £4 lager or wine

Flok, Stevenson Square

Every day

  • Two for £12 on spritzes

The Pen & Pencil, Hilton Street

Monday to Friday, 4pm til 7pm

  • Two for £12 cocktails
  • £4.50 Amstel
  • £18 bottles of prosecco
  • £15 bottles of house wine

Ancoats happy hours

Looking for happy hour Manchester? Ancoats has more than a few tricks up its sleeve for you.


Ever since the redevelopment of Ancoats began, turning former warehouses into fancy apartments, the neighbourhood has attracted some brilliant restaurants and bars.

Here are the best Manchester happy hour deals in this blossoming neighbourhood of Ancoats.

The Jane Eyre, Cutting Room Square

Tuesday to Thursday, 3pm til 6pm

  • £7 cocktails

Nam, Cutting Room Square

Monday to Thursday, 4pm til 8pm

  • 2 for £12 on all cocktails

Firehouse, Swan Street

Wednesday to Friday, 4pm til 7pm

  • 50% off wine

The New Cross, Cross Keys Street

Thursday and Friday, 4pm til 7pm

  • Two glasses of prosecco £10
  • £4.50 pints
  • Any kebab and a pint £10

Seven Brothers, Cutting Room Square

Sunday to Thursday, 4pm til 7pm

  • £4 pints
  • Discounted wine and spirits (ask at the bar for deals)

Cocoa Cabana, Murray Street

Monday to Friday, 3pm til 5pm

  • Two-for-one cocktails

Central Manchester happy hours

10 Tib Lane, Tib Lane

Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm til 6pm

  • £6 cocktails

Bunny Jackson’s, First Street

Every day, 10pm til 11pm

  • £3 house pilsner
  • £5 slushies
  • £17 bottles of prosecco

Corbieres, Half Moon Street

Tuesday to Friday, from 4pm

  • Free pizza when you buy a drink

Haunt, Peter Street

Every day, 4pm til 8pm

  • £5 spritzes
  • £4 lager
  • £16 bottles of wine
  • £20 bottles of prosecco

YES, Charles Street

Every day, 12pm til 6pm; Sundays and Mondays, all day

  • Two for £10 on cocktails

53Two, Watson Street

Deals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

  • Monday – 10% off all drinks and food between 5pm and 9pm
  • Wednesday – buy two large glasses of wine and get the rest of the bottle free
  • Friday – £19 bottles of prosecco all day

Spinningfields and Deansgate happy hours

The corner of the city centre that incorporates Spinningfields and Deansgate is among the busiest in town, with cocktails bars all over the place.


And while they may be fancy, here are the places that do the best happy hour Manchester.

Banyan, Vantage Point

Sunday to Friday, all day; Saturdays from 5pm

  • Two-for-one cocktails

Crazy Pedro’s, Bridge Street (also Northern Quarter)

Sunday to Friday, 5pm til 9pm

  • Two for £12 cocktails
  • ‘Cheap plonk’
  • £2.50 slices and £12 pizzas

Blues Kitchen, Quay Street

Every Wednesday, all day and night

  • £6 cocktails

Albert’s Schloss, Peter Street

Monday to Friday, 4pm til 7pm

  • £25 bottles of prosecco
  • £5 pints of Pilsner
  • £6 selected cocktails including spritzes

Manahatta, Deansgate

Sunday to Friday, all day

  • Two-for-one cocktails

BOX, Deansgate

Sunday to Wednesday, all day

  • Two-for-one cocktails

Pong & Puck, Great Northern

Sunday to Thursday, 5pm til 7pm

  • £4 pints of beer
  • Two for £12 on cocktails
  • £20 bottles of proescco

Dirty Martini, Peter Street

Monday to Friday until 9pm; Saturdays until 7pm; Sundays all day

  • Half price cocktails including martinis
  • £25 bottles of prosecco
  • £15 bottles of wine
  • £3.50 bottled beers

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