The top 10 Manchester pubs to meet singles this summer have been revealed

Global dating app, happn, has picked out the top 10 Manchester boozers for daters to pack-out from 17th May.

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Some of Manchester city centre’s best-loved pubs have been out of action for most of 2021 thanks to the ongoing restrictions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

They aren’t the only ones who’ve been out of action though.

Singletons who were previously used to playing the dating game and “shooting their shots” in person have had to embrace a year of video dates, cold winter walks and rain-soaked evenings, but next week, as ‘Step Three’ in the government’s roadmap to lifting lockdown commences – which crucially allows hospitality to reopen for indoor service – the chance to meet their match in real life will return ready for the summer.

Looking for the best places in Manchester to hit up? Global dating app, happn, has picked out the top 10 Manchester boozers for daters to pack-out from 17th May.

happn – a location-based social search mobile app – uses geolocation technology to give users the chance to find the people they’ve crossed paths with, like or dislike those people, and then subsequently chat if both parties like each other.


The list is made up of Manchester’s hottest spots for “singles to meet singles”.

Top 10 Manchester Pubs to Meet Singles

  1. The Briton’s Protection, Great Bridgewater Street
  2. The Old Nag’s Head, Jackson’s Row
  3. Grey Horse Inn, Portland Street
  4. The Knott, Deansgate
  5. Sinclair’s Oyster Bar, Cathedral Gates
  6. Mother’s Mac, Back Piccadilly
  7. The Molly House, Richmond Street
  8. The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street
  9. The Wharf, Slate Wharf
  10. The Angel, Angel Street

Do you agree with this list? Had better luck elsewhere over the years?

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Now that we’ve got the list of the city’s best matchmaking boozers out the way, happn has also revealed some top tips for singles who are to brush up on their flirting techniques, which you can have a read of here.

Speaking ahead of the reopening of indoor hospitality on 17th May, Marine Ravinet – Head of Trends at happn – said: “Singles may be feeling all kinds of emotions in the lead up to more freedom, and not all of these will be positive ones. 

“What’s to be understood is that you’re not alone in this. 


“Nervousness is to be expected [and] what we do know is that time waits for no one so enjoy the moment and live in it – If not now, when?”

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